FC Schalke 04 vs. SC Freiburg | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

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Watch full Matchday 28 highlights between Schalke and Freiburg.

ANNOUNCER: Schalke were looking for a sixth straight win in the Bundesliga. They were up against relegation threatened Freiburg. But captains were in great form. Ralf Fahrmann saved a penalty in 1-0 win at Wolfsburg. Nils Petersen had scored five of Freiburg's last six goals.

The visitors pressed ferociously in a bid to destruct Schalke's rhythm. The hosts had to work hard for their chances. 11 minutes in, Daniel Caligiuri's exquisite control opened up space. Alexander Schwolow made a comfortable save. Caligiuri had scored the winner against his former club in the reverse fixture.

Schalke have been a consistent threat from set pieces this term. They carved out the best chance of the half on 22 minutes. Bastian Oczipka's whipped cross found Naldo. The Brazilian's already scored five league goals this term. That went down as a big chance squandered.

Goalless at the break, plenty to Caligiuri and company to consider. Freiburg tried to commit men forwards. And just past the hour, Vincent Sierro was denied his first ever Bundesliga goal by a combination of Fahrmann's fingertips, and the uprights. A close shave for the hosts, but they make the breakthrough just two minutes later.

The impressive Breel Embolo reached a loose ball just before Manuel Gulde. A penalty was the result. Schalke had scored all eight of their spot kicks in the league. Caligiuri had never missed a Bundesliga penalty, and he still hasn't. His fifth league goal of the season.

That goal sparked furious protests. And as it turned out, the protests were too vociferous. Petersen booked twice in quick succession for dissent. His coach, Christian Streich, was also fuming. He suffered the same fate.

A demoralized Freiburg buckled on 73 minutes. Nabil Bentaleb's beautiful pass teed up Guido Burgstaller. The Austrian's unerring finish yielding his ninth league goal of the campaign.

Six wins in a row for Domenico Tedesco's Schalke. Five straight clean sheets. They're closing in on a return to the Champions League.