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Borussia-Park (ATT 54,010) 7th December 2013 - Kick off 14:30

M'gladbach Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke Schalke

M'gladbach 2

Raffael (24)
M Kruse (pen 45+1)

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Schalke 1

J Farfan (pen 17)
B Howedes (S/O 44)

Monchengladbach on a roll

Last Updated: 07/12/13 5:01pm

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Kevin Prince Boateng of Schalke (right) and Tony Jantschke in action

Kevin Prince Boateng of Schalke (right) and Tony Jantschke in action

Borussia Monchengladbach made it six wins in a row as they saw off fifth-placed Schalke 2-1 at the Borussia Park Stadion.

Jefferson Farfan put Schalke in front from the penalty spot, but Raffael levelled with a fine long-distance effort before Max Kruse snatched victory with a spot-kick of his own.

Schalke played the second half with only 10 men after Benedikt Howedes was shown a red card, and they failed to find an equaliser as the pressure mounts on coach Jens Keller, whose side now have a decisive Champions League fixture with Basle to come.

The Royal Blues took the lead after 16 minutes when Kevin-Prince Boateng was held by Julian Korb inside the area, and a penalty was given.

Jefferson Farfan stepped up to send the ball into the top left-hand corner.

Fourth-placed Monchengladbach levelled eight minutes later with Raffael allowed to approach the penalty area before curling an unstoppable shot past Ralf Fahrmann into the top left-hand corner.

It was his eighth goal of the season, more than he has managed in any previous campaign.

Monchengladbach took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Kruse's shot struck the outstretched arm of Howedes in the area.

The second penalty of the game was given, and since the Germany international had already been booked, he was shown a second yellow card and subsequent red, Kruse drilling the spot-kick low beyond Fahrmann.

Schalke tried to respond in the second half with Gladbach resorting to their customary counter-attacking football, causing problems on the break as the visitors committed more and more men forwards.

They nearly grabbed an equaliser in the last minute when Boateng headed goalwards, but Marc Andre ter Stegen somehow managed to keep the ball out as the Foals won their eighth straight home game of the season.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 81
2 Borussia Dortmund 31 64
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Wolfsburg 31 53
5 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 49
7 Mainz 31 47
8 FC Augsburg 31 43
9 Hoffenheim 31 40
10 Hertha Berlin 31 38
11 Werder Bremen 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
13 SC Freiburg 31 35
14 Hannover 96 31 35
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 31 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 31 25