Oct 31, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
Huntelaar (37')
Kirchhoff (66'), Aogo (84')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Kohr (69'), Caiuby (86')

Result: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar strike seals Schalke 04 win

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scores in the first half to give Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

A first-half strike from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was enough to give Schalke 04 all three points in their Bundesliga match against Augsburg this evening as they sealed a 1-0 victory.

Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs FC Augsburg in Gelsenkirchen on October 31, 2014© Getty Images

There was concern for the hosts early on as Julian Draxler went down with an upper leg injury inside the opening minute, and was unable to continue.

After an otherwise quiet opening half-hour, Halil Altintop came close to putting the visitors ahead, but a block on the line ensured that the sides remained level.

The deadlock was broken shortly before the break though when Huntelaar collected a through-ball from Atsuto Uchida before slotting it into the bottom left corner.

The striker could have added a second shortly after the hour mark when he was left unmarked in the Augsburg box, but the visitors had a man back to make sure that the keeper remained untroubled.

The hosts continued to look the more likely in front of goal, but Marwin Hitz comfortably saved a Max Meyer strike before stopping a low effort from Chinedu Obasi.

They could have put the win beyond doubt late on when Obasi tried a long-range effort, but Hitz watched it all the way to make sure it did not find the target.

The result moves Schalke up to seventh in the table, while Augsburg sit 12th.

Schalke's Netherlands striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
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