Their Champions League match marked the start of a new challenge for the team, with players now facing a gruelling schedule, often featuring two games per week. The first test of their fitness comes at home to a fired-up Mönchengladbach side.
RB Leipzig's Champions League fate is out of their hands as they welcome Besiktas to Saxony. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund's fate is already sealed as they face European champions Real Madrid.
Nils Petersen scored his third penalty of the week to lead Freiburg to another shock. Elsewhere, Frankfurt bounced back after defeat at the weekend, Dortmund finally won but RB Leipzig had another disappointing day.
Since avoiding relegation in the 2010/11 campaign, Borussia Mönchengladbach have been a staple of the top six. After missing out last season, the Foals are showing signs that their European absence may have been a blip.
Having finished mid-table last term, Schalke and Gladbach both now sit in Champions League spots despite disappointments last time out. Both will be looking to bounce back when they face each other in Mönchengladbach.
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