FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund – Stats and Live Scores
FC Schalke 04 2-2 Borussia Dortmund Highlights
In a thrilling 100th Bundesliga Revierderby, Schalke 04 managed to salvage a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund with Marius Bülter providing a goal and an assist, ending Dortmund’s run of four consecutive clean-sheet victories in the fixture and keeping Schalke in the hunt for survival.
Schalke were hoping for a clean sheet against Dortmund in this Revierderby, but both teams had their chances in a first half that saw a mistake from Mats Hummels nearly lead to a Schalke goal, while Dortmund were looking to keep pace with league-leaders Bayern Munich. Despite the back-and-forth play, the first half remained goalless, setting the stage for an exciting second half.
Despite Schalke’s resilience, Dortmund continued to create chances with Ralf Fährmann making several impressive saves, but the goalkeeper couldn’t stop Nico Schlotterbeck’s stunning long-range goal, which secured a 1-0 victory for Dortmund.
After halftime, Schalke managed to level the game thanks to Marius Bülter’s goal, which was the first Revierderby home goal since December 2018, following Michael Frey’s across-goal pass that turned in Bülter’s shot. The goal sparked wild celebrations from the home fans, and was a deserved equalizer after a strong start to the second half by Schalke.
Schalke’s relentless spirit paid off in the end as Kenan Karaman’s late header ensured a share of the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw with arch-rivals Dortmund, who missed the chance to move level on points with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.
Dortmund’s perfect Bundesliga record in 2023 came to an end after a thrilling 2-2 draw against Schalke, in which both sides had chances to win in the end. Despite the draw, Schalke will take positives from the game as they continue their battle for survival, while Dortmund will rue missed opportunities that could have given them all three points.