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Schalke fail to make Bayern pay

Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 20.30CET
FC Bayern München continue to hold sway after FC Schalke 04 failed to take top spot with a 2-2 draw at Hamburger SV, on a day when Fanis Gekas hit a hat-trick for Hertha BSC Berlin.
Schalke fail to make Bayern pay
Ruud van Nistelrooy opened the scoring for Hamburg against Schalke ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 20.30CET

Schalke fail to make Bayern pay

FC Bayern München continue to hold sway after FC Schalke 04 failed to take top spot with a 2-2 draw at Hamburger SV, on a day when Fanis Gekas hit a hat-trick for Hertha BSC Berlin.

FC Schalke 04 remain second in the Bundesliga after a 2-2 draw at Hamburger SV prevented them from displacing FC Bayern München, while Fanis Gekas fired a hat-trick as bottom-placed Hertha BSC Berlin earned their biggest win of the season at VfL Wolfsburg.

Schalke were bidding to lift themselves clear in the standings after Eintracht Frankfurt had brought Bayern's 19-match unbeaten run to an end on Saturday, yet found themselves trailing five minutes before the break when Ruud van Nistelrooy hit his third league goal since joining HSV in January.

The visitors bounced back strongly midway through the second period, firstly when Kevin Kuranyi scored his 15th of the campaign on 62 minutes and moments later through Ivan Rakitić (68), who put Schalke ahead via a retaken penalty after Van Nistelrooy fouled Alexander Baumjohann. The final word fell to substitute Jonathan Pitroipa, however, the 23-year-old finishing at the far post from Piotr Trochowski's cross, leaving Schalke a point off the top. Felix Magath's men visit second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen next weekend before hosting Bayern seven days later.

Defending champions Wolfsburg suffered their tenth reverse this term, meanwhile, following up Thursday's 2-1 victory over FC Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League with a 5-1 home loss to Hertha. The capital club owed their triumph to three goals from winter loan signing Gekas and an Adrián Ramos double, with Grafite on target for the hosts. Hertha now lie seven points from safety.

Last updated: 26/03/10 16.56CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 04:16 CET

20/03/2011

StuttgartStuttgart1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Niedermeier 90+4

Grafite 39

Venue: Stuttgart

20/03/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-0SchalkeSchalke

Derdiyok 19, Metzelder 27 (o.g.)

Venue: Leverkusen

19/03/2011

DortmundDortmund1-1MainzMainz

Hummels 8

Slišković 89

Venue: Dortmund

19/03/2011

HamburgHamburg6-2KölnKöln

Ben-Hatira 32, Petrić 12, 38, 43, Kačar 52, Zé Roberto 58 (p)

Jajalo 50, Podolski 62

Venue: Hamburg

19/03/2011

NürnbergNürnberg1-3BremenBremen

Gündogan 30

Pizarro 50, Wagner 27 (p), 89 (p)

Venue: Nürnberg

19/03/2011

EintrachtEintracht2-1St PauliSt Pauli

Gekas 34 (p), 77

Takyi 42

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

19/03/2011

HannoverHannover2-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Konan Ya 38, Abdellaoue 53

Venue: Hannover

19/03/2011

FreiburgFreiburg1-2BayernBayern

Cissé 17

Gomez 9, Ribéry 88

Venue: Freiburg

18/03/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach0-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Bailly 61 (o.g.)

Venue: Monchengladbach

Standings

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