Schalke 0-4 Borussia Dortmund – Dortmund cruise past Schalke, scoring 4 without reply at The Veltins-Arena

Christian Gross left to ponder what could have been, after Borussia Dortmund take all 3 points
Technical card:
Schalke: Ralf Fahrmann (Michael Langer, min.31), Timo Becker, Bastian Oczipka, Malick Thiaw, Sead Kolasinac, William (Omar Mascarell, min.46), Nassim Boujellab (Alessandro Schopf, min.46), Benjamin Stambouli, Suat Serdar, Amine Harit and Matthew Hoppe (Benito Raman, min.66)
Borussia Dortmund: Marwin Hitz, Mateu Morey (Thomas Meunier, min.83), Mats Hummels, Emre Can, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt (Jude Bellingham, min.61), Marco Reus (Reinier, min.80), Thomas Delaney (Youssoufa Moukoko, min.83), Mahmoud Dahoud (Giovanni Reyna, min.80), Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland
Stadium: The Veltins-Arena
Goals: Jadon Sancho (0-1, min. 42), Erling Haaland (0-2, min. 45), Raphael Guerreiro (0-3, min. 60) and Erling Haaland (0-4, min. 79)

Schalke fell to a home defeat at the hands of Dortmund at The Veltins-Arena on Saturday. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Schalke arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, secured a point against Hoffenheim in their previous match. As the table looks today, Schalke are currently 18th with 9 points from 22 matches, while Borussia Dortmund sit in 6th, with 36 points from 22.

Borussia Dortmund started strongly in the first half, with Jadon Sancho opening the rout in minute 42. Later, Borussia Dortmund scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Erling Haaland in the 45th minute just before half-time. The score at half time was 2-0.

Borussia Dortmund continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Raphael Guerreiro in the 60th minute. Later, Borussia Dortmund took the lead with a goal form a new goal from Erling Haaland, scoring his second goal, 79 minutes in, sealing a resounding 4-0 victory for the away side.

For Schalke, Michael Langer, Alessandro Schopf, Omar Mascarell and Benito Raman came on for Julian Brandt, Mahmoud Dahoud, Marco Reus, Mateu Morey and Thomas Delaney, while Dortmund brought on Jude Bellingham, Giovanni Reyna, Reinier, Thomas Meunier and Youssoufa Moukoko to replace Julian Brandt, Mahmoud Dahoud, Marco Reus, Mateu Morey and Thomas Delaney.

There were bookings for Matthew Hoppe and Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and Jude Bellingham and Mahmoud Dahoud for Dortmund.

Schalke will play their next fixture away against Stuttgart, while Borussia Dortmund will face Arminia Bielefeld at home.

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