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Signal Iduna Park (ATT 80,645) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Brych

B Dortmund Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Schalke

B Dortmund 1

R Lewandowski (55)


Schalke 2

I Afellay (14)
M Hoger (48)

Schalke snare Revier spoils

Last Updated: 20/10/12 7:38pm

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Schalke moved clear of rivals Dortmund

Schalke moved clear of rivals Dortmund

Schalke silenced the Westfalenstadion and took Revier derby honours, with victory at Borussia Dortmund giving them a five-point advantage over their local rivals.

Ibrahim Afellay and Marco Hoger scored the goals for Huub Stevens' side, who emerged triumphant in the 141st derby encounter between the two sides, gaining revenge for defeat at home to Dortmund last season.

Robert Lewandowski's reply was not enough for the defending champions who, in view of Bayern Munich's 5-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf, now trail the league leaders by 12 points and appear to be losing grasp of their title.

Afellay put the visitors in front in the 14th minute when he volleyed Sven Bender's clearing header in off the inside of the left-hand post.

The Royal Blues showed no fear in front of over 80,000 passionate fans and they created chances to double their lead before the break, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar heading over and Afellay not finding a team-mate with a dangerous cross.

Just three minutes of the second half were up when Hoger silenced the Westfalenstadion, or at least the majority of it, by beating Roman Weidenfeller in a one-on-one situation after being put through by Lewis Holtby.

Joel Matip went close to making it three just moments before Lewandowski brought Dortmund back into the game in the 55th minute.

Marco Reus' cross was met by the Poland international's header as he beat Matip in the air to make it 2-1.

Dortmund inevitably started to gamble and push for an equaliser, but Schalke did not just sit back and defend and, with Afellay, they went close to a third.

Huntelaar wasted the best chances as Schalke more than held on to a sweet victory which keeps them on the heels of Bayern and second-placed Eintracht Frankfurt.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23