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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Daniel Caligiuri (55')

Mainz 0-1 Schalke 04

Daniel Caligiuri's stunning individual goal helped Schalke maintain their grip on second in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win against Mainz.
The 30-year-old midfielder picked the ball up near the halfway line and dribbled past two players before firing into the top right corner from 20 yards.
And his second-half strike proved pivotal as the visitors recorded a fourth straight win that moves them four points clear of third-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Mainz remain third bottom after their three-match unbeaten run was ended, but they caused Schalke problems.
Robin Quaison struck a post in the first half while Daniel Brosinski shot wide early in the second.
After Caligiuri's moment of magic in the 55th minute, the hosts pressed for an equaliser.
Suat Serdar saw a couple of long-range efforts saved by Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann while Alexandru Maxim's effort was blocked by a diving Nabil Bentaleb.
With time running out, Fahrmann parried clear a shot from Levin Oztunali, who then flashed a ball across goal as Schalke held on.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 25 +47 55
2 Borussia Dortmund 25 +35 51
3 RB Leipzig 25 +36 50
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 25 +19 49
5 Bayer Leverkusen 25 +15 47
6 Schalke 04 25 -3 37
7 VfL Wolfsburg 25 +4 36
8 SC Freiburg 25 -1 36
9 TSG Hoffenheim 25 -8 35
10 FC Cologne 25 -6 32
11 FC Union Berlin 25 -9 30
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 24 -3 28
13 Hertha Berlin 25 -16 28
14 FC Augsburg 25 -16 27
15 Mainz 25 -19 26
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 25 -23 22
17 Werder Bremen 24 -28 18
18 SC Paderborn 07 25 -24 16