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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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

Hand ball by Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04).

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.

Substitution

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

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Immanuel Höhn.

Foul by Adám Szalai (FC Schalke 04).

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

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.

Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

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

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

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

Foul by Pavel Krmas (SC Freiburg).

Corner, SC Freiburg. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.

Substitution

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

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

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

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

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04).

Felix Klaus (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mike Hanke (SC Freiburg) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pavel Krmas with a cross.

Corner, SC Freiburg. Conceded by Felipe Santana.

Substitution

Substitution, SC Freiburg. Mike Hanke replaces Admir Mehmedi.

Offside, SC Freiburg. Oliver Sorg tries a through ball, but Admir Mehmedi is caught offside.

Adám Szalai (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Karim Guédé (SC Freiburg).

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Oliver Sorg.

Attempt saved. Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! FC Schalke 04 2, SC Freiburg 0. Jefferson Farfán (FC Schalke 04) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tim Albutat (SC Freiburg) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Matthias Ginter (SC Freiburg) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Günter with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04).

Felix Klaus (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04).

Felix Klaus (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Immanuel Höhn.

Substitution

Substitution, SC Freiburg. Tim Albutat replaces Nicolas Höfler.

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