Schalke climbed into sixth spot with a 1-0 win over Cologne on Friday night.
Jermaine Jones proved to be the match-winner for Schalke with the only goal of the game.
The German international grabbed the winner on 28 minutes for the home side.
The victory was a timely boost for Schalke coach Fred Rutten who has found himself under pressure this season after an indifferent campaign.
The win boosts Schalke's hopes of qualifying for Europe, via their league position, while Cologne remain in 10th spot.