Schalke, Freiburg win at German Bundesliga
BERLIN, May. 12 (Xinhua) – Schalke striker Jefferson Farfan netted the only goal of the match to seal three important points against Mainz at Sunday Bundesliga.
At the other match Freiburg striker Demba Cisse Papiss Scored Twice to Defeat bottom team Monchengladbach 3-0.
Schalke and Mainz staged an evenly balanced, but starting with only eight minutes referee Felix Brych pointed to the penalty spot as Mainz defender Christian Fuchs tackled Schalke striker Jefferson fleeing Farfan inside penalty area.
Dutchmen striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar stepped up to the Converted penalty but only HIS shot rattled the left post. His mater striker Farfan made it better with 30 minutes into the match When he slotted a deflected shot from eleven yards to open the market for Schalke.
The “Koeningsblauen” defended deep with the lead behind as They Were Lurking counters for Mainz but remained unable to overcome Schalkes well positioned defense.
However, Mainz had the opportunity to tie the match at the 78th minute when referee Brych pointed again on the spot as Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer tackled Mainz striker Adam Szalai inside penalty area.
Mainz youngster Andre Schuerrle came up but Schalke Goalkeeper Neuer had no problems to Defuse HIS shot from the spot. Schalke climbed from 15th to 10th position with 19 points while Mainz slipped from 2nd to 4th position with 30 points.
Meanwhile, Freiburg humiliated bottom team Monchengladbach 3-0. Freiburgs top striker Demba Cisse Papiss Scored a double first at the 19th minute and the second at the 59th minute to smooth the way for the victory over Monchengladbach.
Defender Oliver Barth extended the score at the 41st minute to wrap the deserved victory over Monchengladbach.
Monchengladbach Suffered Their Tenth Defeat to Remain on last position of Bundesliga with 10 points while Freiburg defended 5th position with 27 points.