Nov 9, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
Schalke 04
3-1
Werder Bremen
Prince-Boateng (64', 85'), Farfan (90')
Draxler (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kroos (22')
Gebre Selassie (35'), Garcia (36')

Result: Kevin Prince-Boateng brace helps Schalke 04 beat Bremen

Schalke's midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng, Schalke's Peruvian striker Jefferson Farfan and Schalke's striker Adam Szalai celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen in the western German c
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Schalke 04 come from behind to beat Werder Bremen 3-1 to go fifth in the Bundesliga, thanks to a late brace from Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Schalke 04 have recovered from a slow start to beat Werder Bremen and stay fifth in the Bundesliga, thanks largely to a second-half brace from summer signing Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The hosts were slow to start and were punished for a lapse in concentration after 22 minutes when Roman Neustadter's attempted back-pass was seized upon by Felix Kroos, who made no mistake in breaking the deadlock from close range.

Neustadter nearly atoned for his error soon after as he hammered just over the top from 18 yards, with the hosts frustrated as Julian Draxler had a free kick blocked away before Adam Szalai flicked wide from eight yards.

Schalke continued to press after the interval and levelled on 65 minutes through Boateng, who headed home after meeting a curling cross from Draxler at the far post.

Jens Keller then made a positive late change as he introduced Jefferson Farfan 15 minutes from time. That gamble paid off as his side scored twice in the closing stages to claim all three points.

Boateng was the hero as another powerful header found the net following fine approach play from Christian Fuchs, before Farfan met Draxler's cutback to put the game beyond doubt in stoppage time.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBayern Munich34254580186279
2Wolfsburg34209572383469
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach34199653262766
4Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen341710762372561
5Augsburg34154154343049
6Schalke 04Schalke34139124240248
7Borussia DortmundDortmund34137144742546
8Hoffenheim34128144955-644
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt341110135662-643
10Werder Bremen341110135065-1543
11Mainz 0534913124547-240
12FC Koln34913123440-640
13Hannover34910154056-1637
14Stuttgart3499164260-1836
15Hertha Berlin3498173652-1635
16Hamburger SV3498172550-2535
RFreiburg34713143647-1134
RSC PaderbornSC Paderborn34710173165-3431