Bundesliga wrap: Schalke gets Naldo stunner to win RevierDerby

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USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie and Schalke got the better of his countryman Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund as Sunday’s Revierderby highlighted the Bundesliga’s weekend docket.

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Schalke 2-0 Borussia Dortmind

Peter Stoger’s BVB honeymoon is over, and the manager will be under fire after a derby loss in Gelsenkirchen which featured a stunning goal from Naldo.

The Brazilian made it 2-0 with a hammered finish on Sunday, adding to Yehven Konoplyanka’s opener and sending Schalke four points clear of third-place Bayer Leverkusen and fourth-place BVB.

Here’s Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco: “I’m really happy for the team and for our fans. We wanted to show a reaction after the Hamburg defeat, and we succeeded. I have to praise every player today.”

McKennie played 18 minutes off the bench for Schalke, while BVB’s Pulisic went 90 minutes and covered more ground than any teammate and only behind Schalke’s Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schopf for the game.

Bayern Munich 5-1 Borussia Monchengladbach (Saturday)

Jupp Heycknes’ Bavarians have already won the league and spent the midweek cruising to a Champions League semifinal, but that doesn’t mean they’ll rest on their laurels.

Down 1-0 on a Josip Drmic goal, Bayern rattled off goals from Sandro Wagner (2), David Alaba, Thiago Alcantara, and Robert Lewandowski (of course, his 27th of the season) to finish the weekend 20 points clear of the field.

Elsewhere
Wolfsburg 0-0 Augsburg — Friday

Saturday
Hoffenheim 2-0 Hamburg — Bobby Wood not in 18; Gnabry scores
Stuttgart 1-1 Hannover 96
Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt — Volland hat trick
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Koln

Sunday
Werder Bremen 1-1 RB Leipzig: Everton’s Lookman scores for RBL

STANDINGS

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Bayern Munich 30 24 3 3 81 22 59 13-2-0 11-1-3 75
 FC Schalke 04 30 16 7 7 47 33 14 9-4-2 7-3-5 55
 Bayer Leverkusen 30 14 9 7 55 37 18 7-5-3 7-4-4 51
 Borussia Dortmund 30 14 9 7 57 41 16 8-4-3 6-5-4 51
 RB Leipzig 30 13 8 9 45 42 3 8-4-3 5-4-6 47
 1899 Hoffenheim 30 12 10 8 55 42 13 9-4-2 3-6-6 46
 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 13 7 10 41 37 4 7-4-4 6-3-6 46
 Mönchengladbach 30 11 7 12 39 48 -9 7-4-4 4-3-8 40
 Hertha BSC Berlin 30 9 12 9 35 35 0 5-6-4 4-6-5 39
 VfB Stuttgart 30 11 6 13 27 35 -8 8-4-3 3-2-10 39
 FC Augsburg 30 9 10 11 38 40 -2 5-4-6 4-6-5 37
 Werder Bremen 30 9 10 11 34 36 -2 6-5-4 3-5-7 37
 Hannover 96 30 9 9 12 38 44 -6 7-3-5 2-6-7 36
 VfL Wolfsburg 30 5 15 10 30 37 -7 2-8-5 3-7-5 30
 SC Freiburg 29 6 12 11 26 48 -22 5-6-4 1-6-7 30
 FSV Mainz 05 29 6 9 14 30 47 -17 5-3-6 1-6-8 27
 Hamburger SV 30 5 7 18 23 48 -25 4-4-7 1-3-11 22
 1. FC Köln 30 5 6 19 29 58 -29 3-4-8 2-2-11 21