Friday, January 18th, 2013
Schalke 5 – Hannover 4 (Bundesliga, January 18, 2013) (Extended Highlights) Johan Djourou nearly did a Woody by almost getting himself sent off on his debut for a reckless sliding tackle. Jefferson Farfan gave Schalke the lead with a low drive into the ground. Julian Draxler fired in Schalke’s second. Sergio Pinto pulled one back with a long range deflected effort for Hannover. Szabolcs Huszti drew Hannover level. Ciprian Marica made it 4-2 Schalke with a neat finish. Szabolcs Huszti brought it back to 3-4 with a smashing volley into the roof of the net for his second of the game. Lewis Holtby made the game safe for Schalke with a tap-in, but Mame Biram Diouf grabbed a sensational golazo consolation for Hannover with a bicycle kick from outside the box.