Schalke 04 make four goal comeback at Borussia Dortmund

DORTMUND 4 - 4 SCHALKE

Schalke 04 make four goal comeback at Borussia Dortmund

Schalke players celebrate stunning equaliser.

SASCHA STEINBACH

EFE

Schalke 04 defender Naldo rose high to score a stoppage-time equaliser as they roared from 4-0 down at halftime to complete an astonishing comeback and snatch a 4-4 draw.

Schalke 04 defender Naldo rose high to score a stoppage-time equaliser as they roared from 4-0 down at halftime to complete an astonishing comeback and snatch a 4-4 draw at Ruhr valley rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Aubameyang sees red after goal flurry

Dortmund had scored four times in 13 minutes in the first half but they saw their lead evaporate as Schalke, who had won four of their five league games before Saturday refused to surrender. Dortmund's top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off in the second half for a second yellow card offence after he had scored one goal and set up another.

Initially, Dortmund had looked nothing like the team that had lost four of their five previous league games. They shocked the visitors, who had started the game in second place following four wins in their own five previous matches, with Aubameyang's 12th minute strike.

Much worse was to come with Schalke defender Benjamin Stambouli spectacularly volleying an own goal in the 18th minute before Mario Goetze headed in an Aubameyang cross two minutes later. With Schalke players in complete shock, Raphael Guerreiro completed their first half onslaught with a fine volley in the 25th.

Refree Deniz Aytekin shows Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the red card.

Incredible Schalke second half 

But the Royal Blues came back after the break, cutting the deficit with Guido Burgstaller's looping header and a fine effort from Amine Harit, who later limped off injured, leaving his own team with ten.

Daniel Caligiuri's 86th-minute left-footed missile set up a frantic finale and Brazilian Naldo earned the point with his stoppage time header. The result put Schalke on 24 points in third, with Dortmund, without a win since September, on 21 in fourth.

RB Leipzig are second on 26 after their 2-0 win over Werder Bremen. Leaders Bayern Munich, top on 29, travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.

Bundesliga

Table PTS W D L
4B. MGladbach 21 6 3 3
5B. Dortmund 20 6 2 4
6Hoffenheim 20 5 5 2
Full standing
Next matches
B. Dortmund - Schalke 04 S-25/11 15:30
Leverkusen - B. Dortmund S-02/12 15:30
B. Dortmund - W. Bremen S-09/12 15:30
Fixtures

*Update 25 de noviembre de 2017

Bundesliga

Table PTS W D L
1Bayern 29 9 2 1
2Schalke 04 23 7 2 3
3RB Leipzig 23 7 2 3
Full standing
Next matches
B. Dortmund - Schalke 04 S-25/11 15:30
Schalke 04 - Colonia S-02/12 18:30
B. MGladbach - Schalke 04 S-09/12 18:30
Fixtures

*Update 25 de noviembre de 2017

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