VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke 04 – Highlights

VfL Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic scored twice, including with the winner eight minutes from time, to give his team a 2-1 victory over Schalke 04 on Sunday and end the 2009 champions’ three-match losing streak.

The Croat offered under pressure coach Felix Magath, the controversial former Schalke boss, some respite and lifted Wolfsburg to six points from five games.

Spaniard Raul — who was Magath’s biggest transfer coup at Schalke last year — needed only 13 minutes to strike, volleying in a clever chip from Peruvian Jefferson Farfan to put the visitors in the driving seat.

Wolfsburg quickly recovered and levelled with Mandzukic heading in from close range after being left completely unmarked.

With Schalke offering little further threat, the hosts gradually grabbed the initiative in the second half and snatched the lead when the Croatia international deflected a Marcel Schaefer free kick into the net.

Schalke missed the chance to join leaders Bayern and Werder Bremen on 12 points, remaining stuck on nine.

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