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By ESPN Staff

Frankfurt beat Kaiserslautern to continue climb

FRANKFURT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Eintracht Frankfurt beat Kaiserslautern 2-1 on Wednesday to edge up into the top half of the Bundesliga table and leave the K-town club rooted to the bottom.

Frankfurt took the lead five minutes after the break when Markus Weissenberger converted a deflected through ball. Eight minutes later, in form Spanish midfielder Francisco Copado turned in right-footed to make it 2-0.

Jochen Seitz struck on the rebound with five minutes to go and Kaiserslautern almost snatched a point when Ferydoon Zandi controlled a high ball and hooked just over the bar in injury-time.

The match was originally scheduled for December 3 but had to be postponed for safety reasons when a crack appeared in one of the stands at Kaiserslautern's World Cup stadium.

Frankfurt have now taken 11 points from their last five matches, all unbeaten. They move up to ninth place on 21 points.

Kaiserslautern are in bottom place with nine points, two behind MSV Duisburg.

Bayern Munich lead the standings with 41 points after beating Kaiserslautern 2-1 on Sunday. Hamburg SV are second on 37, with Werder Bremen third two points further back.