Feb 1, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
2-1
Wolfsburg
Santana (9'), Boateng (81')
Obasi (58'), Kolasinac (72'), Neustadter (91')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Arnold (64')
Naldo (6'), de Bruyne (30'), Ochs (43')
Caligiuri (50')

Result: Schalke 04 squeeze past Wolfsburg

Schalke 04 edge out 10-man Wolfsburg with a 2-1 win in the Bundesliga.

Schalke 04 have moved above Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 home win against them.

The hosts started the game strongly as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar found himself one-on-one, but he was adjudged to be in an offside position from Jefferson Farfan's through-ball.

Chinedu Obasi then set up Kevin-Prince Boateng with a headed pass, but the Ghanaian's shot from the left side of the box was tipped around the post by Diego Benaglio.

The pressure started to build, and after a couple of corners in a row, Schalke took the lead when Felipe Santana met Boateng's delivery with a fine low header.

Wolfsburg came back into the game, but could not find a way past Ralf Fahrmann. Patrick Ochs tested him with a shot before Naldo headed over five minutes later.

The away team's chances of mounting a comeback appeared to dwindle early in the half when Daniel Caligiuri was shown a straight red card.

However, they were level on 65 minutes when Maximilian Arnold finished off a move with a finish from close range.

There was not going to be a dramatic win for the away side, though, as Boateng scored with nine minutes to play to take all three points.

Wolfsburg's head coach Dieter Hecking stands by the pitch prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match Wolfsburg vs Hamburg in Wolfsburg on November 29, 2013
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