VfL Wolfsburg vs. FC Schalke 04 | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

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Watch Matchday 27 highlights between Wolfsburg and Schalke.

ANNOUNCER: Wolfsburg against Schalke. Points so important for very differing reasons. The Wolves hovering above the relegation playoff position. Schalke looking to cement their position in second in the hope for the Champions League.

Tedesco's side came to the north with four consecutive wins behind them. And in a rather nervy opening, it would be Wolfsburg who had the better of the early opportunities. Didavi's attempted header deflected wide by Stambouli.

Schalke had kept three consecutive clean sheets coming into this one, but Ralf Fahrmann was called into action here, although Max Arnold's free kick did look like it was going wide. In truth, there wasn't much to shout about in the first half, until Koen Casteels provided one of the saves of the season. Key build-up play by Schalke led to Burgstaller finding Nastasic, who hasn't scored in 60 Bundesliga appearances coming into this game. Somehow, he was kept out by the Belgian's point-blank reactions.

Wolfsburg not conceding a first-half goal under Bruno Labbadia for the first time since he took charge, and it was the Wolves who started the second half really well. Aggressive approach with a revved-up crowd behind them also, they really took the game to Schalke. But at 75 minutes, there was drama. Schalke failed to clear their lines, and the pressure kept on by Wolfsburg. Nastasic was deemed to have then fouled Bazoer.

Benjamin Cortus took his time in giving the penalty, and up stepped the ever so reliable Paul Verhaegh from the spot, but he was denied by Fahrmann. The Schalke keeper saving his ninth Bundesliga penalty. How big a turning point was this to be?

10 minutes later, at the 86th minute, magic skill from Embolo created the chance to cross, which was diverted into his own net by Robin Knoche. Football proving just how cruel it can be. Wolfsburg continued to press late on to never avail in the end. A fifth defeat in their last six and still in the battle to avoid the relegation playoff spot. For Schalke, five wins in a row.