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Huntelaar hat-trick sends Schalke through

Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 23.32CET
FC Schalke 04 4-1 FC Twente (agg: 4-2)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his second consecutive UEFA Europa League hat-trick as Die Königsblauen came from behind to eliminate the visitors.
by Paul Curran
from Arena AufSchalke

Match statistics

SchalkeTwente

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners6
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 23.32CET

Huntelaar hat-trick sends Schalke through

FC Schalke 04 4-1 FC Twente (agg: 4-2)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his second consecutive UEFA Europa League hat-trick as Die Königsblauen came from behind to eliminate the visitors.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored his second consecutive UEFA Europa League hat-trick to help FC Schalke 04 come from behind and book a quarter-final berth at the expense of FC Twente.

Luuk De Jong's first-leg penalty was all that separated the sides going into the game and the Eredivisie outfit did not take long to stretch their aggregate lead through Willem Janssen. However, Huntelaar headed in an equaliser before giving his side the lead from the spot as the tide turned after the break. Raúl González expertly set up Jermaine Jones to put Schalke on course for the last eight with Huntelaar supplying the finishing touch late on.

The German side had a mountain to climb when Twente scored an away goal on 14 minutes. Luuk de Jong broke down the left on the counterattack and picked out Nacer Chadli, who rolled the ball neatly into the path of Janssen for the simplest of finishes into the bottom left.

That goal left Schalke needing to score three but they were not willing to give up on their European adventure that easily and, with a little under half an hour played, they hit back. Huntelaar, booked moments earlier for simulation, rose at the back post to head in Julian Draxler's cross from the left. It was the lifeline his side dearly needed.

The hosts kept the pressure up and, in the 56th minute, went ahead on the night when Huntelaar converted emphatically from the penalty spot after Janssen was penalised for handball. The visitors were still going through on away goals but Stevens' charges had the momentum and completed the comeback in 19 minutes from time.

Raúl's clever back-heel found Jones, who finished neatly on the turn to put his side on course for the quarter-finals. Jones turned provider to set up Huntelaar ten minutes later, as the Dutchman evaded the attentions of Dwight Tiendalli to score his ninth UEFA Europa League goal of the season and ensure Schalke's place in Friday's draw.

Last updated: 25/09/14 5.47CET

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Lineups

schalke

Schalke

twente

Twente

34
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González (C)
5
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby
Yellow Card69
6
BramaWout Brama (C)
Substitution76
13
JonesJermaine Jones
Goal71
Substitution88
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Yellow Card79
14
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
11
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution57
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Substitution86
14
JanssenWillem Janssen
Goal14
Yellow Card56
22
UchidaAtsuto Uchida
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
Yellow Card40
23
FuchsChristian Fuchs
Yellow Card25
18
LeugersThilo Leugers
Yellow Card45
Substitution51
25
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Yellow Card27
Goal29
Goal56
Goal81
19
DouglasDouglas
31
DraxlerJulian Draxler
Substitution90+1
20
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Yellow Card55
32
MatipJoel Matip
22
ChadliNacer Chadli

Substitutes

33
SchoberMathias Schober (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
3
EscuderoSergio Escudero
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
6
HooglandTim Hoogland
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
8
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution86
8
FerLeroy Fer
Substitution51
18
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
24
JohnOla John
Substitution57
19
ObasiChinedu Obasi
Substitution90+1
29
PletGlynor Plet
Substitution76
28
MoritzChristoph Moritz
Substitution88
31
RöselerNils Röseler

Coach

Huub Stevens (NED) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

György Ring (HUN), Robert Kispal (HUN)

Fourth official

Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

István Vad (HUN), Tamás Bognar (HUN)

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