FC Schalke 04 2-0 Sport-Club Freiburg

Schalke's Jefferson Farfan

Schalke moved into the Bundesliga top six with a 2-0 victory at home to relegation-threatened Freiburg.

A first-half own goal by Nicolas Hoefler and a second-half penalty from Jefferson Farfan completed a good week for the hosts.

Schalke qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Basle.

Freiburg, just a point above the automatic drop zone, exited the Europa League in midweek.

These two sides met on the final day of last season with Freiburg unable to secure the point they required to qualify for the Champions League in place of Schalke.

The home side needed an own goal from Hoefler a minute before the interval for the breakthrough on Sunday. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Farfan's corner and bundled the ball into his own net.

Farfan settled the result after the break with a penalty after Freiburg substitute Tim Albutat was adjudged to have fouled Max Meyer.

The last two results will ease the pressure on Schalke coach Jens Keller.