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[MUSIC PLAYING] ANNOUNCER: The race for the top four, and two teams enjoying good seasons under coaches Domenico Tedesco and Heiko Herrlich. Tedesco’s Schalke began better. Daniel Caligiuri producing one of the passes of the Match Day, releasing Guido Burgstaller. Lots of work to do– his finish– ice cold.

[CHEERING]

A well-taken goal after seven games goalless in the Bundesliga for the big Austrian striker. Advantage Schalke.

[PA ANNOUNCER SPEAKING GERMAN]

In Leon Bailey, Leverkusen have a man in superb form. This not his best day. Even so, he had Leverkusen’s clearest first half chance. The shot just past the post, but not by much.

[FANS DRUMMING]

[FANS WHISTLING]

No team can beat Schalke for set piece goals, and here is why. Leon Goretzka denied only by the world-class save from Bernd Leno. A red card turned the game even further Schalke’s way. Dominik Kohr’s second yellow card saw him sent off after 38 minutes.

Again, watched by national coach Joachim Low and goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke. Naldo’s already scored five goals this season– four headers. Even at 35, he’s still among the very best in the business at attacking set pieces.

[FANS SINGING AND DRUMMING]

Leno again took center stage later on as Schalke broke away and made chances. Breel Embolo kept out by the goalkeeper’s sensational reflexes. One of the saves of the season surely to keep Leverkusen in the game just.

With full time just two minutes away now after referee Daniel Siebert checked with VAR. A Schalke penalty– Panagiotis Retsos on Embolo. Put away by Nabil Bentaleb– his fourth successful kick this season, the team’s eighth, a club record. This a vital three points for Schalke away to Leverkusen.

[PA ANNOUNCER SPEAKING GERMAN]


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