Schalke joined Werder Bremen at the summit of the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Werder went goal crazy on Saturday, but Schalke picked up the gauntlet in impressive fashion.
Christian Pander set the home side on their way on 14 minutes and the lead was doubled by Kevin Kuranyi shortly afterwards.
Danish forward Peter Lovenkrands popped up with a third shortly after the break and his effort ensured Alexander Frei's late effort for Dortmund counted for nothing.
Alemannia Aachen came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win at Wolfsburg.
Alexander Madlung put the home side ahead, but Aachen rallied and goals by Aurel Reghecampf and Nico Herzig secured three points for the visitors.