2022-23 German Bundesliga
  • Marius Bulter (50')
  • Kenan Karaman (79')
  • Nico Schlotterbeck (38')
  • Raphaël Guerreiro (60')

Schalke snap Dortmund's winning run with 2-2 draw in Ruhr derby

Dortmund slip up at Schalke in Bundesliga title race (2:03)

Borussia Dortmund lose the lead twice in an entertaining 2-2 draw with arch-rival Schalke. (2:03)

Schalke 04 twice bounced back from a goal down to snatch a 2-2 draw against rivals Borussia Dortmund in their 100th Ruhr valley derby in the Bundesliga on Saturday to end their opponents' eight league game winning run.

Dortmund, who suffered a Champions League round-of-16 exit to Chelsea this week, are on 50 points in second place, with Bayern Munich on 52 following their 5-3 win over Augsburg earlier.

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Schalke are in 17th place but their spirited performance confirmed their improving form as they stretched their unbeaten run to seven consecutive league matches.

"We had good parts in the first half, had chances to score. Then we stopped doing it that well in the second half and then it became wild which is what Schalke wanted," said Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.

"We know we can play good football which we showed today in the first half but we also know that we do not keep it up throughout the game."

"In the past weeks there has been talk about how far the team is or if it is ready for the league title and we kept saying we have to remain humble. We have to keep working on our issues. We have learn from it [the match] if we want to reach higher goals."

Both sides missed golden chances to score in the first half but the hosts, who were missing captain Marco Reus and injured Julian Brandt, went in front after 38 minutes.

Dortmund defender Nico Schlotterbeck was given far too much space when he picked up the ball well outside the box and drilled in from 18 metres.

Schalke bounced back five minutes after the restart with a Marius Buelter tap-in, their first goal in the Ruhr derby since 2019.

But Raphael Guerreiro restored order for Dortmund spectacularly rifling into the top corner on the hour mark.

The Royal Blues, however, did not give up and levelled for the second time with Kenan Karaman's powerful header in the 79th.

German Bundesliga Standings

1 Bayern Munich 34 +54 71
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +39 71
3 RB Leipzig 34 +23 66
4 1. FC Union Berlin 34 +13 62
5 SC Freiburg 34 +7 59
6 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +8 50
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +6 50
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +9 49
9 Mainz 34 -1 46
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -3 43
11 FC Cologne 34 -5 42
12 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -9 36
13 Werder Bremen 34 -13 36
14 VfL Bochum 34 -32 35
15 FC Augsburg 34 -21 34
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -12 33
17 Schalke 04 34 -36 31
18 Hertha Berlin 34 -27 29