Tonight saw a huge Bundesliga game take place, as two of it's biggest teams Schalke and Bayern Munich went face-to-face at the
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The second half began in the same fashion as the first ended, with Bayern on the front foot James Rodriguez whipped in a swinging left footed cross towards the near post, only for Muller's header to narrowly miss the target, as it ricocheted off the post.
However minutes later Schalke threatened to get themselves back in the game. First they went close when Caligiuri went on a surging run in-field from the right-hand touchline, before having a crack at goal from 20 yards out which hit the side netting. Goretzka then went on a driving run himself, but his effort swept across the face of goal and out of play.
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The home side then had their best opportunity of the match only to see their golden opportunity go begging. On the 66th minute Schalke's Burgstaller was played clean through on goal, however the striker's shot lacked any real venom, allowing Ulreich to make a good stop with his out-stretched leg.
Despite Schalke's period of good chances the German champions wrapped things up in the 75th minute when Vidal struck home a first-time volley past Fahrmann from 10 yards out., following a brilliant run and delicate chip across the box from the thorn in Schalke's side, James Rodriquez.
The game ended with the match opening up as Schalke tried for a consolation goal, however both sides were unable to convert a flurry of half chances. In the end Bayern deserved the win, however the scoreline on the night was slightly flattering for Carlo Ancelotti's side.