Elsewhere in Germany, Bayern Munich overcame a plucky Fortuna Dusseldorf side, while Wolfsburg recorded an excellent 5-2 away win over Freiburg, and these teams dominate Goal.com's Team of the Week.
In goal, we have Fabian Giefer, who was made to withstand a barrage of pressure in goal for Fortuna Dusseldorf against Bayern Munich and performed admirably, saving a number of efforts from the rampant Bavarians.
Atsuto Uchida returned to the Schalke starting line-up in style, getting forward brilliantly from right-back and setting up both of his side's goals. Sotirios Kyrgiakos has been used sparingly by Wolfsburg this season, but put in a fine performance as his side beat Freiburg 5-2, as did Ricardo Rodriguez.
Another Wolfsburg star who shone was Vieirinha, who scored a spectacular goal to put his team 2-1 up. Also on the scoresheet were Julian Draxler and Franck Ribery, who continued their excellent seasons for Schalke and Bayern respectively. Finally, Hiroski Kiyotake opened the scoring for Nurnberg in a 2-1 Bavarian derby win over Augsburg.
The Japanese schemer's team-mate, Alexander Esswein, went on to seal the victory for der Club in the second-half and makes the cut up front, alongside Ivica Olic, scorer of two of Wolfsburg's goals. Finally, at the wrong end of the table, Hoffenheim beat Greuther Furth 3-0 thanks in part to Roberto Firmino's opener.
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| vs Dortmund (H)
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| vs Freiburg (A)
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|vs Freiburg (A)||v Augsburg (H)
||vs Furth (H)
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