Schalke clips Moenchengladbach in Champions

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BERLIN: Schalke edged Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as the pursuit of a Champions League spot intensified in Germany’s Bundesliga.

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Schalke moved into fourth spot in the table with 44 points, two ahead of Moenchengladbach who slipped back to fifth.

Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger inadvertently put through his own goal just before the hour mark to put Schalke ahead before Danish defender Andreas Christensen, on loan from Chelsea, leveled in the 79th minute.

Just five minutes later, Leon Goretzka hit the winner for Schalke who are now unbeaten in their last four home games.

They are also just one point adrift of third-placed Hertha Berlin, who host Ingolstadt on Saturday.

AFP

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