Schalke beats 'Gladbach 2-1 to go 4th in Bundesliga

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 10:25 p.m. EST

BERLIN (AP) Leon Goretzka scored late for Schalke to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 Friday and leapfrog the visiting side into fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Goretzka scored with a deflected shot in the 83rd, four minutes after Andreas Christensen had equalized with his side's 18th effort on goal.

Schalke took the lead against the run of play through Martin Hinteregger's own goal in the 58th. Leroy Sane dispossessed Havard Nordtveit, eluded Christensen and crossed the ball. It ricocheted from Hinteregger to Nordtveit, back to Hinteregger and into the net.

Schalke had goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann to thank for a string of saves.


Schalke moved to 44 points in the last qualification spot for the Champions League, two points ahead of `Gladbach. Both sides have seven games remaining.