MX23RW : Sunday, September 23 13:03:24
Oct 27, 2012 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
1-0
Nuremberg
Farfan (77')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Pekhart (32'), Horacio Pinola (52'), Gebhart (61')

Result: Schalke close gap on leaders Bayern Munich

Result: Schalke go second
© PA Photos
A Jefferson Farfan strike in the second half sees Schalke defeat Nuremberg 1-0 at home to go second behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Schalke have moved up to second in the Bundesliga table with a 1-0 victory over Nuremberg at Veltins-Arena.

The Royal Blues dominated the game from start to finish and could have won by a bigger margin had they not squandered their chances.

However, it was Nuremberg who made the first attempt on goal, Hiroshi Kiyotake drawing a save from Lars Unnerstall in the very first minute.

Thereafter, though, it was all Schalke for the rest of the first 45 minutes.

Ibrahim Afellay forced Peter Rakovsky into making a good save with a shot from outside the box in the sixth minute, before Jefferson Farfan saw his header saved by the Nuremberg goalkeeper.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar came close to breaking the deadlock on two occasions before the half-time interval, and Farfan too tried his luck again but in vain.

Afellay was denied again by Rakovsky in the early minutes of the second period, and then Huntelaar failed to keep his header from a Farfan delivery on target.

Nuremberg were better in creating chances of their own in the second half, Per Nilsson and Kiyotake testing Unnerstall.

Schalke eventually broke the deadlock in the 77th minute when Farfan shot home Christian Fuchs's cross.

Huntelaar came close to adding to the tally twice in the final minutes, but the hosts had to settle for a 1-0 victory that sees them close the gap on leaders Bayern Munich to four points for until Sunday at least.

Share this article now:
Jurgen Klopp
Read Next:
Result: Schalke win Revierderby
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich4400112912
2Hertha Berlin431094510
3Borussia DortmundDortmund42208358
4Werder Bremen42207528
5Mainz 0532104227
6Wolfsburg42118717
7Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach42117617
8Nuremberg41214315
9Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf41214405
10Hoffenheim411267-14
11Augsburg411267-14
12Freiburg411279-24
13RB Leipzig311157-24
14Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt310245-13
15Hannover402236-32
16Stuttgart402237-42
17Schalke 04Schalke400428-60
18Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen300328-60

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account