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Schalke's dismal run continues

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Berlin

Schalke 04's Jefferson Farfan (left) challenges Freiburg's Oliver Sorg (centre) and Cedrick Makiadi.

Schalke 04's Jefferson Farfan (left) challenges Freiburg's Oliver Sorg (centre) and Cedrick Makiadi. Photo: Reuters

Schalke 04's disastrous Bundesliga form continued on Saturday as it slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Freiburg to leave it with two points from its last six league games.

The Royal Blues will discover their Champions League last 16 opponents in Thursday's draw, but Schalke has now lost three of its last four league games with Dutch coach Huub Stevens under pressure.

"I have a contract until the end of the season and I will fulfill it," said Stevens, who took charge in September 2011.

"I started here because I am a fan of this club and I don't have the feeling that I can't get more from these players."

After Peru forward Jefferson Farfan put Schalke ahead on 20 minutes, Freiburg's Jan Rosenthal equalised six minutes after taking advantage of some weak defending.

Schalke's Joel Matip then made a defensive slip to allow French midfielder Jonathan Schmid to score Freiburg's second on 32 minutes to make it 2-1 at the break.

Rosenthal netted the third, and his second of the game, on 61 minutes before he was shown two yellow cards just 62 seconds apart to be sent off after some over-zealous defending.

Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar followed him off just a minute later for his second yellow after a foul on Freiburg captain Julian Schuster.

Earlier, Bayer Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Hamburg trimmed Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, but the Bavarian giants will still finish 2012 with a nine-point lead.

After Bayern was held 1-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday, second-placed Leverkusen saw off Hamburg with striker Stefan Kiessling and current Germany forward Andre Schuerrle both scoring.

With defending champions Dortmund to play strugglers Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt took the chance to claim third spot with a 2-0 win over 10-man Wolfsburg.

Mainz moved up to sixth after coming from behind to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 with midfielder Nicolai Mueller scoring two second-half goals before Colombia midfielder Elkin Soto grabbed the third in the 92nd minute.

Duesseldorf's Denmark midfielder Ken Ilso drilled home an 83rd minute free-kick to seal Fortuna's 2-1 win over Hanover 96.

Greuther Fuerth remains rooted to the bottom of the table after it drew 1-1 at Bavarian neighbours in a high-tension affair as both sides finished with 10 men.

AFP

Hyundai A - 2014-15 - All Rounds

Round 1
Sun, 12 OctTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Stats
Fri, 10 OctTimes shown AEDT
VIC 4 vs WSW 1 Stats
Sat, 11 OctTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 2 Stats
CCM 1 vs NEW Stats
SYD 1 vs HRT 1 Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 18 OctTimes shown AEDT
SYD 3 vs WSW 2 Stats
Sun, 19 OctTimes shown AEDT
PER 3 vs BRI 2 Stats
Sat, 18 OctTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 2 Stats
Fri, 17 OctTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs VIC 1 Stats
Sat, 18 OctTimes shown AEDT
HRT 1 vs NEW 1 Stats
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Round 3
Sun, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs PER Stats
Fri, 24 OctTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs SYD 2 Stats
Sat, 25 OctTimes shown AEDT
VIC 5 vs HRT 2 Stats
Wed, 19 NovTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs CCM Stats
Sun, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
WEL 4 vs NEW 1 Stats
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Round 4
Mon, 03 NovTimes shown AEDT
VIC 2 vs WEL Stats
Sun, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs CCM Stats
Wed, 03 DecTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs BRI 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Fri, 31 OctTimes shown AEDT
HRT 1 vs ADE 2 Stats
Sat, 01 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 2 vs NEW 1 Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 07 NovTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs SYD Stats
WEL 1 vs WSW Stats
Sun, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs PER 1 Stats
Sat, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 2 vs VIC 2 Stats
BRI 1 vs HRT 3 Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 14 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs BRI 4 Stats
Sat, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs WEL 1 Stats
PER 2 vs WSW 1 Stats
Sun, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
HRT 2 vs CCM 2 Stats
Sat, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs VIC Stats
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Round 7
Sat, 22 NovTimes shown AEDT
HRT 1 vs SYD 2 Stats
Sun, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs ADE 2 Stats
Fri, 21 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 2 vs WEL 1 Stats
VIC 1 vs BRI Stats
Sat, 22 NovTimes shown AEDT
WSW 1 vs NEW 1 Stats
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Round 8
Sun, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs CCM 06:00Hunter Stadium
Sat, 29 NovTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs SYD 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Sun, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs HRT 04:00Westpac Stadium
Sat, 29 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs PER 06:00Suncorp Stadium
Fri, 28 NovTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs ADE 08:40AAMI Park
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Round 9
Sun, 07 DecTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs BRI 06:00AAMI Park
Thu, 04 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs PER 08:30Allianz Stadium
Sat, 06 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs WSW 08:30Coopers Stadium
Fri, 05 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs VIC 08:40North Sydney Oval
Sat, 06 DecTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs WEL 06:00Hunter Stadium
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Round 10
Wed, 11 MarTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs HRT 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Fri, 12 DecTimes shown AEDT
PER vs NEW 10:45nib Stadium
Sat, 13 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs CCM 04:00Eden Park
Fri, 12 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs BRI 08:40Coopers Stadium
Sat, 13 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs SYD 08:30Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
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Round 11
Wed, 25 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs WSW 09:00Suncorp Stadium
Sat, 20 DecTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs VIC 08:30AAMI Park
Fri, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs ADE 08:40Hunter Stadium
Sat, 20 DecTimes shown AEDT
PER vs CCM 10:30nib Stadium
Sun, 21 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs WEL 06:00Allianz Stadium
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Round 12
Sat, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs BRI 06:00Central Coast Stadium
Sun, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs WSW 06:00Westpac Stadium
Sat, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs NEW 08:30AAMI Park
Fri, 26 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs ADE 08:45Allianz Stadium
HRT vs PER 06:30AAMI Park
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Round 13
Wed, 31 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs WEL 08:30Coopers Stadium
Thu, 01 JanTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs CCM 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Tue, 30 DecTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs SYD 09:00Suncorp Stadium
Fri, 02 JanTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs PER 08:40Simonds Stadium
Tue, 30 DecTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs HRT 06:00Hunter Stadium
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Round 14
Mon, 05 JanTimes shown AEDT
PER vs ADE 09:00nib Stadium
Tue, 06 JanTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs VIC 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Sun, 04 JanTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs HRT 06:00Central Coast Stadium
Sat, 03 JanTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs NEW 08:30WIN Stadium
Sun, 04 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs BRI 04:00Westpac Stadium
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Round 15
Sun, 01 FebTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs WSW 06:00AAMI Park
Sun, 25 JanTimes shown AEDT
PER vs VIC 09:00nib Stadium
Sat, 24 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs NEW 06:00Coopers Stadium
Mon, 02 FebTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs WEL 09:00Suncorp Stadium
Sat, 24 JanTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs SYD 08:30Central Coast Stadium
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Round 16
Sat, 07 FebTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs HRT 08:30Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Sun, 08 FebTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs WEL 06:00Sportingbet Stadium
Fri, 06 FebTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs BRI 08:40Hunter Stadium
Sat, 07 FebTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs ADE 06:00Brookvale Oval
PER vs SYD 10:30nib Stadium
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Round 17
Sat, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs VIC 08:30Allianz Stadium
NEW vs WSW 06:00Hunter Stadium
Fri, 13 FebTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs BRI 08:40Central Coast Stadium
Sun, 15 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs PER 06:00Coopers Stadium
Sat, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs HRT 04:00Hutt Recreational Ground
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Round 18
Fri, 20 FebTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs VIC 09:00Suncorp Stadium
Sat, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs WSW 08:30Coopers Stadium
Sun, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs NEW 04:00Hutt Recreational Ground
HRT vs PER 06:00AAMI Park
Sat, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs CCM 06:00Allianz Stadium
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Round 19
Sat, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
PER vs BRI 10:30nib Stadium
Sun, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs WEL 06:00AAMI Park
Sat, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs CCM 06:00Hunter Stadium
WSW vs SYD 08:30Pirtek Stadium
Fri, 27 FebTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs ADE 08:40AAMI Park
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Round 20
Sun, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs WSW 06:00Suncorp Stadium
Sat, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs ADE 06:00Hutt Recreational Ground
Fri, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs SYD 08:40Hunter Stadium
Sun, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs HRT 04:00Central Coast Stadium
Sat, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs PER 08:30AAMI Park
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Round 21
Sun, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs BRI 06:00Allianz Stadium
Sat, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs NEW 08:30AAMI Park
Thu, 12 MarTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs CCM 08:30Coopers Stadium
Fri, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs VIC 08:40Pirtek Stadium
Sat, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
PER vs WEL 10:30nib Stadium
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Round 22
Sat, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs NEW 06:00Pirtek Stadium
Fri, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs HRT 08:40Allianz Stadium
Sun, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
CCM vs PER 04:00Central Coast Stadium
Sat, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
ADE vs VIC 08:30Coopers Stadium
Sun, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs WEL 06:00Suncorp Stadium
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Round 23
Sun, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW vs ADE 01:00Hunter Stadium
Sat, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL vs SYD 23:00Westpac Stadium
PER vs WSW 10:30nib Stadium
Fri, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC vs CCM 08:40AAMI Park
Sat, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
HRT vs BRI 08:30AAMI Park
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Round 24
Thu, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
BRI vs CCM 04:00Suncorp Stadium
Mon, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
NEW vs PER 02:00Hunter Stadium
Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
SYD vs ADE 03:30Allianz Stadium
Fri, 03 AprTimes shown AEDT
WSW vs HRT 03:40Pirtek Stadium
Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEST
WEL vs VIC 02:00Westpac Stadium
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Round 25
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
CCM vs WSW 04:30Central Coast Stadium
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
PER vs SYD 06:45nib Stadium
Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
HRT vs WEL 02:00AAMI Park
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE vs BRI 02:00Coopers Stadium
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
VIC vs NEW 04:40AAMI Park
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Round 26
Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
WSW vs ADE 02:00Pirtek Stadium
BRI vs VIC 04:30Suncorp Stadium
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
NEW vs SYD 04:45Hunter Stadium
Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
PER vs HRT 02:00nib Stadium
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
WEL vs CCM 02:30Westpac Stadium
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Round 27
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
WEL vs SYD 00:00Westpac Stadium
Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE vs HRT 04:30Coopers Stadium
WSW vs PER 02:00Pirtek Stadium
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
VIC vs CCM 02:00AAMI Park
Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI vs NEW 04:40Suncorp Stadium
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Hyundai A - 2014-15 - Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
7 1 3 3 -3 6
7 6 0 1 4 18
7 3 0 4 0 9
7 1 2 4 -5 5
7 4 3 0 9 15
6 1 0 5 -3 3
7 4 3 0 6 15
6 0 2 4 -6 2
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