Schalke salvages 2-2 draw at Mainz in Bundesliga

Michel Bastos scored twice to salvage a 2-2 draw for Schalke at

Mainz in the Bundesliga on Saturday, offering embattled coach Jens

Keller some respite before Wednesday’s Champions League game at


Mainz, which knocked Schalke out of the German Cup in Keller’s

first game last December, scored through Andreas Ivanschitz in the

27th, but Bastos equalized with a simple tap-in in the 41st.

Zdenek Pospech put the home side back ahead in the 63rd, only

for winter signing Bastos to equalize again with eight minutes


Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg 2-1, Freiburg held on for a 3-2

win at Werder Bremen, Rafael van der Vaart struck to give Hamburger

SV a 1-0 win at home over Borussia Moenchengladbach, and Fortuna

Duesseldorf beat bottom side Greuther Fuerth 1-0.