Sep 27, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
2-1
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Matip (10'), Choupo-Moting (23')
Matip (87')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Aubameyang (26')
Subotic (54')

Half-Time Report: Schalke 04 earn advantage over Borussia Dortmund

Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
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Schalke 04 hold the advantage over Borussia Dortmund at the halfway stage of their Bundesliga clash.

A thrilling 45 minutes of football has ended with Schalke 04 taking a 2-1 into the half-time interval of their Bundesliga meeting with Borussia Dortmund.

Any suggestion that the game would start in cagey fashion was quickly forgotten when Schalke broke the deadlock in the 10th minute through Joel Matip, who found space inside the box to meet Dennis Aogo's corner with a powerful header.

Dortmund responded well with an extended spell of pressure, but the hosts held firm thanks to some stubborn defensive work at the back.

However, it was Schalke who found the next goal as Adrian Ramos failed to clear the danger after Roman Weidenfeller had saved Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's header, allowing Maxim Choupo-Moting to slot home.

An entertaining first half was far from over as Dortmund hit back three minutes later when Ramos played in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who fired into the bottom corner to reduce the deficit.

Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Hannover 96 on March 22, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund11003033
2Bayern Munich11003123
3Hertha Berlin11002023
4Schalke 04Schalke11002023
5Hannover11001013
6Hamburger SV11001013
7Hoffenheim11001013
8Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt10100001
9Freiburg10100001
10Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach00000000
11FC Koln00000000
12Augsburg100101-10
13Mainz 05100101-10
14Werder Bremen100101-10
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
16RB Leipzig100102-20
17Stuttgart100102-20
18Wolfsburg100103-30
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