Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Schalke overpower rivals Dortmund 2-0 in Bundesliga

Schalke overpower rivals Dortmund 2-0 in Bundesliga

The top four in Germany qualify for the Champions League.

"To win the derby towards the end of the season is a real highlight", Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel told Sky.

"It's a privilege for me to be up there with the ultras", the 32-year-old Tedesco said.

Michy Batshuayi was on the receiving end of a tackle that is nearly certain to rule him out of the World Cup in today's Revierderby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

In Sunday's other game, Ademola Lookman's second-half equaliser rescued a point for RB Leipzig, as they drew 1-1 with Werder Bremen to keep their Champions League hopes alive. After the restart we managed to stay compact and often made breakthroughs on the wings. We'll be the first to let you know if someone brings his phone to the treatment table.

Dortmund looked labored as it sought a response against the home side's well-organized defense, and Naldo settled the result late with an indirect free kick. Caligiuri rolled the ball to Naldo, who blasted it into the bottom corner to secure victory.

The hosts threatened again moments later as Amine Harit lined up a shot from distance that drifted wide of the right post, while Guido Burgstaller dragged an effort to the left of the target on 13 minutes.

Dortmund's misery was compounded in stoppage time, when striker Michy Batshuayi was carried off on a stretcher after clashing with Benjamin Stambouli.

The local Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper reported the Belgian striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, is suspected to have suffered a lower-leg fracture.

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