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Veltins Arena (ATT 61,675) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: P Gagelmann

Schalke Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

Schalke 2

J Draxler (12)
K Huntelaar (35)

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B Dortmund 1

R Lewandowski (59)

Schalke sink Dortmund again

Last Updated: 09/03/13 5:56pm

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Klaas Jan Huntelaar doubled Schalke's lead before the break

Klaas Jan Huntelaar doubled Schalke's lead before the break

Schalke completed a league double over Borussia Dortmund thanks to a 2-1 win at the Arena AufSchalke, a result which lifts Jens Keller's side up to fourth in the table.

Julian Draxler got the home team on their way to victory in the 11th minute with Klaas Jan Huntelaar doubling their advantage 10 minutes before the break.

The defending champions tried to respond in the second half, but only had a Robert Lewandowski consolation goal to show for their efforts as the gap between them and Bayern Munich at the top of the table grew to 20 points.

Draxler was making his 100th appearance for Schalke, becoming the youngest player to reach that mark in the Bundesliga at the age of 19 and a half, and he marked the occasion with the opening goal in the 11th minute.

Mats Hummels, back in the Dortmund side after over 10 days out with flu, seemed to be under the weather still when he let Atsuto Uchida's cross pass and Draxler accepted the invitation.

Dortmund responded well in an open game which swung from end to end with chances aplenty.

Huntelaar's shot in the 14th minute was saved well by Roman Weidenfeller before Joel Matip's header was cleared off the line by Mario Gotze in the 25th minute.

Weidenfeller denied Draxler in a one-on-one situation minutes later, but the Dortmund goalkeeper was beaten again in the 35th minute when Huntelaar headed the Royal Blues' second from another Uchida cross.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp rung the changes at half-time, bringing Marco Reus and Nuri Sahin on and playing with just three defenders in the second half.

It was a gamble which paid dividends with Lewandowski bringing them back into the game on the hour, beating Timo Hildebrand in a one-on-one situation.

Dortmund continued to attack with Schalke getting everybody behind the ball to defend their lead.

They nearly got a third goal on the counter-attack in the 74th minute, but Teemu Pukki's shot was too weak to beat Lukasz Piszczek.

Schalke resisted the late pressure to beat their local rivals 2-1 for the second time this season and give them confidence ahead of the midweek Champions League clash with Galatasaray.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15