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Veltins Arena (ATT 61,973) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: P Gagelmann

Schalke Schalke vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen

Schalke 2

M Hoger (30)
J Farfan (pen 83)

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Boateng wins on debut

Last Updated: 31/08/13 8:18pm

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Kevin-Prince Boateng in action.

Kevin-Prince Boateng in action.

New signing Kevin-Prince Boateng made his debut for Schalke on Saturday evening and helped the Royal Blues post their first Bundesliga win of the season in a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Marco Hoger put the hosts in front before Boateng, who arrived from AC Milan on Friday, went close to marking his debut with a goal.

Instead, it was Jefferson Farfan who sealed a 2-0 victory from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute as Leverkusen dropped points for the first time this term.

Boateng went straight into the Schalke starting XI, with Dennis Aogo also making his debut at the back.

The new-look Schalke took the lead after half an hour when Hoger got the slightest of touches with his head to Farfan's free-kick, helping the ball on its way past Bernd Leno.

Leverkusen responded with Heung-Min Son shooting just wide from outside the penalty area, but Schalke held their lead going into the break.

Timo Hildebrand mad a fine save to push another Son effort behind for a corner after 62 minutes before Boateng went agonisingly close at the other end.

Leno made a fine one-handed save to keep out the Ghana international's header from point-blank range as he met Adam Szalai's cross.

Leverkusen tried to hit back, committing more and more players forwards, but failed to find a route to the well-marked Stefan Kiessling.

On the break, Farfan burst into the area and was brought down by Emir Spahic inside the penalty area, and the Peruvian stepped up to send the ball into the top-left corner from the spot

Late on, Christian Clemens wasted a gilt-edged chance when he shot wide of an open goal, but the damage had already been done as Schalke picked up their first win of the season with Leverkusen losing for the first time.

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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