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Schalke pull level with Bayern

Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 18.30CET
FC Bayern München's lead at the top of the Bundesliga is by virtue of goal difference alone as they drew 1-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach while FC Schalke 04 won at Hertha BSC Berlin.
Schalke pull level with Bayern
Heiko Westermann (third left) takes the congratulations after his winning goal ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 24 April 2010, 18.30CET

Schalke pull level with Bayern

FC Bayern München's lead at the top of the Bundesliga is by virtue of goal difference alone as they drew 1-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach while FC Schalke 04 won at Hertha BSC Berlin.

Heiko Westermann scored a late winner to give FC Schalke 04 a 1-0 victory at Hertha BSC Berlin to move Felix Magath's side level on points with leaders FC Bayern München, who could only draw at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Mid-table Mönchengladbach threw the title race wide open when Marco Reus fired a wonderful finish across Hans-Jörg Butt to cap a flowing counterattack on the hour. Bayern, 1-0 victors in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday, needed inspiration and it came when Miroslav Klose, a league scorer only twice in 22 previous league appearances this season, headed in Philipp Lahm's 73rd-minute cross.

The slip provided Schalke with their chance to eradicate the gap to Louis van Gaal's charges, but it looked as though the opportunity would pass until Westermann struck with only three minutes remaining. Nevertheless, despite just two wins in their last six matches, the title remains Bayern's to lose with a home game against VfL Bochum 1848 then a trip to bottom side Hertha to come, and a goal difference advantage of 13.

Werder Bremen continue to hold sway on Bayer 04 Leverkusen and BV Borussia Dortmund in the chase for the final UEFA Champions League berth. Bremen remain third after a last-gasp Torsten Frings penalty saw off 1. FC Köln 1-0 with Leverkusen trailing on goal difference after they strolled to a 3-0 success against Hannover 96.

Lucas Barrios's hat-trick earned Dortmund a 3-2 win at 1. FC Nürnberg and kept Jürgen Klopp's outfit one point adrift of the two sides above them. 1. FSV Mainz 05 drew 3-3 with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Last updated: 24/04/10 22.34CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 05:31 CET

23/04/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-0DortmundDortmund

Idrissou 35

Venue: Monchengladbach

23/04/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

M. Kadlec 40, Vidal 51

G. Sigurdsson 28

Venue: Leverkusen

23/04/2011

SchalkeSchalke0-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Lakić 42

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

23/04/2011

St PauliSt Pauli1-3BremenBremen

Bartels 29

Thorandt 50 (o.g.), Pizarro 73, 74

Venue: St. Pauli

23/04/2011

EintrachtEintracht1-1BayernBayern

Rode 53

Gomez 89 (p)

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

23/04/2011

StuttgartStuttgart3-0HamburgHamburg

Gentner 78, Cacau 6, 88

Venue: Stuttgart

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