Naldo goal seals Schalke win over rivals Dortmund

Naldo goal seals Schalke win over rivals Dortmund

Naldo goal seals Schalke win over rivals Dortmund

Coach Domenico Tedesco celebrated with fans in the stands.

Crucially, Sunday's convincing 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund took them four points clear of their arch-rivals, who are now slumped in fourth behind Bayer Leverkusen.

Schalke's win was their first over Dortmund since September 2014.

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Amine Harit and Guido Burgstaller fired efforts wide as the hosts continued to dominate the opening exchanges, with the derby played at a typically ferocious pace. The Dortmund captain lost the ball to Daniel Caligiuri, who surged forward and found the unmarked Konoplyanka to pick his spot and blast inside the left post.

Konoplyanka's effort proved a sighter as he hammered Schalke in front in the 50th minute.

Schalke, now second in the German top-flight, took the lead just after break, with Yevhen Konoplyanka capitalising on an error from Marcel Schmelzer.

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Reus blasted wide on the volley as Dortmund, beaten 6-0 at Bayern in its previous away game, desperately sought an equaliser, with Stoger turning to teenager Jadon Sancho in the closing stages.

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And Naldo drove in from 25 yards after a short free-kick to secure the win.

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Batshuayi appeared to roll his left ankle following a challenge from Schalke's Benjamin Stambouli, before being stretchered off deep into added time as Dortmund finished the contest with ten men.

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