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Jimmy Briand concedes a free kick for a foul on Christoph Metzelder. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Foul by Jimmy Briand on Christoph Metzelder, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Jeremy Pied takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Neuer.
Bafetimbi Gomis takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Jeremy Pied produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
A goal is scored by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Schalke 04 3-0 Lyon.
Caution for Fernandes Michel Bastos. Foul by Fernandes Michel Bastos on Goncalves Edu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Ciprian Deac replaces Jose Manuel Jurado. Gonzalez Raul is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jose Manuel Jurado. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Jeremy Toulalan goes into the referee's book. Jose Manuel Jurado fouled by Jeremy Toulalan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukas Schmitz.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Miralem Pjanic from the right by-line.
Kim Kallstrom takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Neuer.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Manuel Jurado, Joel Matip produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Benedikt Howedes concedes a free kick for a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis. Free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos.
The offside flag is raised against Bafetimbi Gomis. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.
Jeremy Pied is brought on as a substitute for Lisandro Lopez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Raul by Jeremy Toulalan. Peer Kluge takes the free kick.
Joel Matip joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Jones. Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Kim Kallstrom results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Goncalves Edu takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Lisandro Lopez. Manuel Neuer takes the direct free kick.
Lisandro Lopez takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernandes Michel Bastos by Goncalves Edu. Free kick taken by Lisandro Lopez.
Jermaine Jones booked for unsporting behaviour. Goncalves Edu on for Jefferson Farfan. Foul by Jermaine Jones on Miralem Pjanic, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Miralem Pjanic from the free kick.
Kim Kallstrom challenges Atsuto Uchida unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jefferson Farfan, Fernandes Michel Bastos makes a clearance.
Miralem Pjanic replaces Yoann Gourcuff.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Reveillere. Corner taken right-footed by Atsuto Uchida from the left by-line, save by Hugo Lloris.
Yoann Gourcuff fouled by Christoph Metzelder, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jeremy Toulalan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Jose Manuel Jurado takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Yoann Gourcuff takes the outswinging corner, Lukas Schmitz manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Kim Kallstrom results in a free kick. Christoph Metzelder takes the direct free kick.
Jimmy Briand fouled by Peer Kluge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Pape Malickou Diakhate.
Outswinging corner taken by Yoann Gourcuff, save made by Manuel Neuer.
Aly Cissokho leaves the field to be replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis.
Pape Malickou Diakhate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones. Christoph Metzelder restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Yoann Gourcuff.
Jefferson Farfan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeremy Toulalan. Dejan Lovren restarts play with the free kick.
Yoann Gourcuff takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Lukas Schmitz.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aly Cissokho by Atsuto Uchida. Free kick taken by Lisandro Lopez.
Outswinging corner taken by Jefferson Farfan from the right by-line played to the near post, Fernandes Michel Bastos makes a clearance.
Gonzalez Raul takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Jefferson Farfan shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kim Kallstrom on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Jermaine Jones takes the direct free kick.
Lukas Schmitz concedes a free kick for a foul on Yoann Gourcuff. Direct free kick taken by Yoann Gourcuff.
Jose Manuel Jurado takes a inswinging corner.
Fernandes Michel Bastos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Schmitz. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Unfair challenge on Jimmy Briand by Atsuto Uchida results in a free kick. Pape Malickou Diakhate takes the free kick.
Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Dejan Lovren, free kick awarded. Dejan Lovren takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christoph Metzelder by Jeremy Toulalan. Christoph Metzelder restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Lukas Schmitz, save by Hugo Lloris.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Schalke 04 2-0 Lyon.The assist for the goal came from Peer Kluge.
Corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff, Shot by Fernandes Michel Bastos. Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jefferson Farfan, Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Lukas Schmitz concedes a free kick for a foul on Lisandro Lopez. Direct free kick taken by Yoann Gourcuff.
A goal is scored by Jefferson Farfan from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Schalke 04 1-0 Lyon.
Jeremy Toulalan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Jones. Direct free kick taken by Lukas Schmitz.
Jose Manuel Jurado takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Jefferson Farfan to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner taken by Yoann Gourcuff from the right by-line to the near post.
Christoph Metzelder fouled by Jeremy Toulalan, the ref awards a free kick. Christoph Metzelder takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernandes Michel Bastos. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lisandro Lopez by Jefferson Farfan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yoann Gourcuff.
The match has kicked off.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half kicks off.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Schalke close in on qualification
Schalke are aiming to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League having put their house in order in the Bundesliga.
The Royal Blues have picked up seven points in their last three league matches to move away from immediate danger at the bottom, and victory over Lyon at the Arena AufSchalke could see them clinch their ticket for the last 16 of the Champions League with a match to spare.
For that to happen, Benfica would also have to lose against Hapoel Tel Aviv, otherwise the stage will be set for a decider in Portugal in a fortnight.
"We will do all we can to remain in the Champions League over the winter," said midfielder Peer Kluge on the Schalke website.
"This competition is an absolute highlight for every footballer."
Kluge knows it is not going to be easy against Les Gones, who reached the semi-finals last season.
"In my opinion, Lyon are the strongest opponents in our group," he said. "I would say they are just a bit better than Benfica.
"Lyon have shown what technical potential they have in recent years.
"They have a lot of experience in the Champions League and it is no coincidence that they were in the semi-finals last season.
"But that doesn't have to mean anything because we can still beat them."
According to Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas, Schalke have a good chance of doing just that.
He has complained about his side's packed calendar which, despite being profitable for them recently, puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to the encounter, and then again against Paris St Germain at the weekend.
"We have a complicated week and you can say that we are going to go into our games a bit weaker than our opponents," he said on his club's television channel.
"We play on Wednesday against Schalke, who played their last game on Saturday while we didn't finish our last Ligue 1 match until 2215 on Sunday night.
"Then we go to Paris on Sunday at the end of a week in which, unfortunately, PSG don't have a Europa League match."
Raul will lead the Schalke attack, buoyed by a hat-trick in the Bundesliga on Saturday and with the all-time top goalscoring record in European competitions within his sights.
AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi overtook him and Gerd Muller in the standings with his two goals on matchday four, but the Spaniard is just one goal behind.
Schale blitz Lyon
A fantastic first-half performance saw Schalke record a 3-0 win and qualify for the Champions League's last 16 along with opponents Lyon.
Goals from Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rewarded their side's early dominance, the latter adding a third late on.
And Hapoel Tel-Aviv's 3-0 upset of Benfica sent both these sides through with a game to spare - Lyon courtesy of their superior head-to-head record against the Portuguese.
Visiting keeper Hugo Lloris was called into action early on to take a low cross from Farfan, who then failed to take advantage of Aly Cissokho's error on a counter-attack.
The hosts were starting brightly in front of a noisy crowd of 60,013 in Gelsenkirchen and Huntelaar headed Farfan's corner over.
A rare Lyon attack saw Lisandro Lopez go through on goal, but Manuel Neuer's somewhat panicky punch and Benedikt Howedes' excellent subsequent tackle launched a sparkling counter-attack involving neat flicks from Farfan and Raul which ended with Lloris gathering Jurado's long-range half-volley.
The Germans took a deserved lead when, after seizing on Pape Diakhate's mistake, Raul saw his shot closed down by the Senegal defender but the loose ball broke for the impressive Farfan to calmly stroke home.
Lisandro wasted a chance to equalise when defensive confusion allowed Jimmy Briand to turn the ball into his path, the Argentina international stepping inside Christoph Metzelder but failing to get sufficient power behind his shot.
Neuer made a fine low save as Michel Bastos met Yoann Gourcuff's corner with a volley - and Schalke swiftly made it 2-0.
Peer Kluge linked up with Jurado and produced a perfectly-weighted diagonal pass for Huntelaar to finish low past Lloris, still with only 20 minutes on the clock.
Farfan was booked for diving - earning a suspension - after going over Lloris' challenge and the France keeper then had to back-pedal sharply to tip over the irrepressible Raul's instinctive long-range lob.
Lisandro was unluckier to see penalty appeals dismissed when he appeared to be bundled over by Lukas Schmitz, although he too made the most of the challenge.
Lyon introduced forward Bafetimbi Gomis in place of Cissokho at the interval and Michel Bastos' cross flashed dangerously across the box early in the second period.
Jurado shot over before Metzelder's challenge saw Gourcuff depart on a stretcher after lengthy treatment to his ankle. Miralem Pjanic was his replacement and the Bosnia and Herzegovina international soon lashed a free-kick wide from nearly 40 yards.
Edu replaced Farfan and marked his arrival by flattening Michel Bastos, the free-kick leading to another chance wasted by the ineffective Lisandro.
Kallstrom failed to connect properly with an acrobatic but hopelessly ambitious volley before lively youngster Jeremy Pied replaced Lisandro.
The Sweden midfielder went closer with a 35-yard drive which Neuer bizarrely slid and sidefooted wide before Jeremy Toulalan, after a number of physical challenges, was finally booked for sliding in late on Jurado.
Huntelaar's well-struck drive was held at the second attempt by Lloris but the Holland frontman was not to be denied his second as his shot deflected off Anthony Reveillere to leave Lloris helpless.
Pied flashed a volley wide and Neuer saved from Gomis as Lyon were denied a late consolation.
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