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Veltins Arena (ATT 60,315) 17th April 2009 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: M Weiner

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Schalke stroll to success

Pander, Altintop, Jones and Kuranyi on target in comfortable victory

Last Updated: 17/04/09 9:30pm

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Jones: Added third

Jones: Added third

Schalke maintained their European ambitions with a comfortable 4-0 home victory over struggling Energie Cottbus.

The three points saw Schalke move to sixth place in the Bundesliga, while Cottbus remain in trouble in the relegation zone.

Schalke are hitting form when it counts and have now won five of their last six league games, with half-a-dozen matches remaining.

The home side wasted little time in taking the lead as Christian Pander opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a shot from outside the area after Cottbus failed to clear a corner.

Halil Altintop then doubled Schalke's advantage from range on 23 minutes as Cottbus - who sit in 17th position, one point from safety - struggled.

Scorer then turned provider on the hour-mark as Altintop played in Jermaine Jones, who added a third.

And with two minutes left on the clock striker Kevin Kuranyi - who is set to open discussions regarding a contract extension - wrapped up the points.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 11 27
2 Wolfsburg 11 23
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 11 20
4 Hannover 96 11 19
5 Hoffenheim 11 17
6 Bayer Leverkusen 11 17
7 FC Augsburg 11 15
8 Mainz 11 15
9 SC Paderborn 07 11 15
10 Cologne 11 15
11 Schalke 11 14
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 12
13 SC Freiburg 11 11
14 Hertha Berlin 11 11
15 Borussia Dortmund 11 10
16 Werder Bremen 11 10
17 Hamburg 11 9
18 Stuttgart 11 9

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