As far as the mission of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at Schalke was challenging, it became even more difficult after the home match against FC Köln. The demotion duel in the Bundesliga was lost in the extra time: 1-2.
To make it worse for the club from Gelsenkirchen, Arminia Bielefeld won 3-0 from VfB Stuttgart. Schalke now has to bridge a gap of ten points in the second league to claim a place that gives the right to enforcement.
Schalke had the better of the game, and from the stand the slightly injured Huntelaar saw the American youth Matthew Hoppe handcuddly equalize.
Rafael Czichos had led Köln in the first half. The second punch, distributed far in the extra time by the fully detached Jan Thielmann, did not surpass the home club anymore.
Koploper Bayern München, next Sunday in Gelsenkirchen the next opponent of Schalke, won with minimal difference at Augsburg (0-1). Robert Lewandowski made his 22nd of the season from the dot.
Bayern retains its margin of four points on RB Leipzig, partly because Alfred Finnbogason (ex-Heerenveen) shot a penalty for the equalizer against the pole fifteen minutes before time.
Leipzig won by a goal of Emil Forsberg with 1-0 from Union Berlin. Justin Kluivert stayed on the couch for 90 minutes at the home club.