Schalke Defeat Dortmund in the Revierderby

Schalke opened up a four-point lead over local rivals Borussia Dortmund and tightened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga table with their first Revierderby victory since 2014. Konoplyanka struck early in the second half with his third Bundesliga goal of the season, the winger beating Roman Burki with a powerful strike after great […]

Schalke opened up a four-point lead over local rivals Borussia Dortmund and tightened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga table with their first Revierderby victory since 2014.

Konoplyanka struck early in the second half with his third Bundesliga goal of the season, the winger beating Roman Burki with a powerful strike after great work from full-back Daniel Caligiuri.

Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann was almost untested in the home goal, bar a simple save from a Marco Reus free-kick, as Domenico Tedesco’s men successfully stifled their rivals.

The visitors rarely looked like launching a comeback – Naldo doubling Schalke’s lead late on with a spectacular curling free-kick – and Dortmund are now winless in five away games in all competitions with problems mounting for coach Peter Stoger as striker Michy Batshuayi was stretchered off with an apparent ankle injury.

Tedesco continues to work wonders in his first season in the Bundesliga, with Schalke moving four points clear in second place, albeit 20 behind champions Bayern Munich.

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