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Big wins keep Dortmund and Schalke in touch

Published: Saturday 17 December 2011, 20.46CET
FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund moved back to within three points of leaders FC Bayern München but it was a day to forget for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who lost at home.

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Published: Saturday 17 December 2011, 20.46CET

Big wins keep Dortmund and Schalke in touch

FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund moved back to within three points of leaders FC Bayern München but it was a day to forget for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who lost at home.

Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 responded to FC Bayern München's win on Friday with convincing victories against SC Freiburg and SV Werder Bremen respectively.

Raúl González scored a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to ten as Schalke recorded an emphatic 5-0 triumph over fifth-placed Bremen. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (67) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (70) were also on target for Huub Stevens's side, who are joint second with rivals Dortmund, three points adrift of Bayern.

Earlier, Robert Lewandowski gave Dortmund a seventh-minute lead at the Dreisamstadion and although they were pegged back by Jan Rosenthal, İlkay Gündoğan (43), Kevin Grosskreutz (59) and Lewandowski's second (69) ensured a first success in four matches for the Schwarzgelben.

Bayern had established a six-point buffer at the summit by brushing aside 1. FC Köln, Mario Gomez among the scorers with his 16th goal in as many Bundesliga outings this term.

It was miserable day for UEFA Champions League contenders Bayer 04 Leverkusen, however, Robin Dutt's men succumbing 3-0 at home to lowly 1. FC Nürnberg. Leverkusen, who were seven games unbeaten in all competitions, remain sixth but are now 11 points off the pace.

Last updated: 06/12/13 4.23CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/03/2012 14:54 CET

17/12/2011

SchalkeSchalke5-0BremenBremen

Raúl González 16, 20, 63, Papadopoulos 67, Huntelaar 70

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

17/12/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-1HerthaHertha

Salihović 21

Hubník 90+1

Venue: Sinsheim

17/12/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen0-3NürnbergNürnberg

Didavi 8, Hegeler 22, Pekhart 73

Venue: Leverkusen

17/12/2011

FreiburgFreiburg1-4DortmundDortmund

Rosenthal 34

Lewandowski 7, 70, Gündoğan 43, Grosskreutz 59

Venue: Freiburg

17/12/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg1-0StuttgartStuttgart

Polter 74

Venue: Wolfsburg

17/12/2011

HamburgHamburg1-1AugsburgAugsburg

Guerrero 66

Oehrl 63

Venue: Hamburg

16/12/2011

BayernBayern3-0KölnKöln

Gomez 48, Alaba 63, Kroos 88

Venue: Munich

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