Bayern Munich win once more, Schalke beaten in keepers’ nightmare
Schalke 04 squandered an opportunity to go second in the Bundesliga once they conceded twice late in the sport and misplaced 2-1 at dwelling to lowly Werder Bremen on Saturday on a nightmare afternoon for the goalkeepers who have been at fault for all three targets. Bayern Munich, chasing a sixth successive title, duly gained 2-Zero at Mainz 05 with first-half targets from Franck Ribery and James Rodriguez to increase their lead on the prime to 18 factors. It was their tenth successive win in all competitions.
Mario Gomez scored his first purpose since his return to VfB Stuttgart to offer them a 1-1 draw at VfL Wolfsburg — the membership he left in December — and Ademola Lookman scored on his debut to offer RB Leipzig a late 1-Zero win at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Lookman, 20, signed on mortgage from Everton on Wednesday, got here on in the 78th minute and scored the winner 11 minutes later.
Bayern have 53 factors from 21 video games, 18 forward of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, who have been held Zero-Zero at Freiburg, and Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund are fourth on 34 after their 3-2 win at Cologne on Friday, and forward of Schalke on purpose distinction.
Schalke went forward after 24 minutes when Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka allowed a harmless-looking shot from Yevhen Konoplyanka to slide by means of his palms and into the online. The sport turned dramatically after the hosts had Matija Nastasic despatched off for a second bookable offence in the 78th minute.
One minute later, Ludwig Augustinsson curled a weak Bremen free kick over the wall, Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann failed to carry the ball and Max Kruse scored amid a goalmouth scramble. Bremen gained the sport in stoppage time after Aron Johannsson lifted the ball into the realm to Maximilian Eggestein who slipped a shot by means of Faehrmann’s legs after the keeper received his timing improper and Zlatko Junuzovic slid dwelling the ball.
Bayern’s win at Mainz was far more simple as Ribery drove dwelling from the sting of the realm in the 33rd minute earlier than Rodriguez collected a cross on his chest and volleyed dwelling one minute earlier than the break. Gomez scored on the hour, diverting Dennis Aogo’s drive into the online from shut vary, to offer Stuttgart some extent at Wolfsburg in their first sport below new coach Tayfun Korkut, appointed final Sunday. Gomez’s final purpose for Stuttgart was in May 2009, Since then, he has performed for Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, Besiktas and Wolfsburg and been hampered by harm.
Wolfsburg needed to accept their 12th draw of the season regardless of going forward in the 24th minute by means of Divock Origi who curled an excellent end huge of Ron-Robert Zieler after Stuttgart misplaced possession in midfield. Hertha Berlin drew 1-1 at dwelling to Hoffenheim in the opposite afternoon kickoff.