An opportunist goal by 19-year old substitute Max Meyer gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win at Maribor in their Champions League Group G match on Wednesday and propelled them into the knockout stage of the competition.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted Schalke 04`s only real chance of the game as his lacklustre side scraped past Augsburg 1-0 on Friday to climb to seventh in the Bundesliga, seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich were held goalless by bottom side Hamburg, a nine-man Schalke wrested one point from wasteful Frankfurt, and Mainz reaped a 2-0 win over Dortmund in the fourth round of Bundesliga football.
Chelsea wasted chance after chance and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that made a mockery of both teams` early season form.
Relegation-threatened Stuttgart upset third-placed Schalke 3-1 while Emir Spahic`s brace helped Leverkusen secure fourth place at Nuremberg to close the 31st round of the Bundesliga German football league.