Mar 22, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
BraunschweigEintracht Braunschweig
Goretzka (17'), Huntelaar (65'), Szalai (90')
Kolasinac (38')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Kessel (82')
Bellarabi (40'), Correia (85'), Theuerkauf (86')

Result: Schalke 04 earn easy victory over Braunschweig

Schalke 04 cruise to a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Eintracht Braunschweig, thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Adam Szalai.

Schalke 04 have cruised to a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Eintracht Braunschweig in the Bundesliga this afternoon, thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Adam Szalai.

Schalke's players celebrate after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Eintracht Braunschweig on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

Kevin-Prince Boateng came close for the hosts early on as he hit a long-range effort, which flew just wide of the left post.

Max Meyer was wasteful for Schalke as he found himself with plenty of space inside the box, yet he somehow managed to drag the ball wide of the goal.

The home side finally made Braunschweig pay in the 17th minute when Meyer found Goretzka outside the box, leaving him to drill an effort into the bottom left corner of the goal.

The hosts went further ahead in the 65th minute through a standout individual effort from Huntelaar, who smashed home a free kick into the centre of goal.

The visitors managed to pull one back in the 82nd minute when Omar Elabdellaoui found Benjamin Kessel, who converted from the centre of the box.

Schalke put any chance of a Braunschweig revival to bed when Szalai lifted the ball into the top corner deep into injury time.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 9, 2014
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