German Bundesliga
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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.

Line-ups

Schalke

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fährmann
  • 2Hoogland
  • 6Kolasinac
  • 33Neustädter
  • 32Matip
  • 5Santana
  • 17FarfánSubstituted forPapadopoulosat 88'minutes
  • 9Boateng
  • 28Szalai
  • 7MeyerSubstituted forGoretzkaat 82'minutes
  • 23FuchsSubstituted forJonesat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Goretzka
  • 13Jones
  • 14Papadopoulos
  • 19Obasi
  • 24Ayhan
  • 27Leipertz
  • 34Hildebrand

Freiburg

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Baumann
  • 25Sorg
  • 30Günter
  • 28Ginter
  • 2KrmasBooked at 45mins
  • 41Höhn
  • 7Darida
  • 27HöflerBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAlbutatat 62'minutes
  • 14MehmediSubstituted forHankeat 72'minutes
  • 31Guédé
  • 4FernandesBooked at 32minsSubstituted forKlausat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Pilar
  • 9Hanke
  • 19Batz
  • 26Lorenzoni
  • 29Albutat
  • 36Klaus
  • 39Schraml
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
60,661

Match Stats

Home TeamSchalkeAway TeamFreiburg
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Schalke 04 2, SC Freiburg 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 2, SC Freiburg 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vladimir Darida (SC Freiburg) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mike Hanke (SC Freiburg) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Oliver Sorg.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Kyriakos Papadopoulos replaces Jefferson Farfán.

  7. Post update

    Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Immanuel Höhn.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adám Szalai (FC Schalke 04).

  9. Post update

    Matthias Ginter (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tim Albutat (SC Freiburg) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

  12. Post update

    Christian Günter (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Pavel Krmas (SC Freiburg).

  16. Post update

    Corner, SC Freiburg. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Leon Goretzka replaces Max Meyer.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04).

  19. Post update

    Tim Albutat (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Offside, SC Freiburg. Christian Günter tries a through ball, but Mike Hanke is caught offside.