That's it ! Simon Terodde's double has taken Schalke up to provisional third in the standings. The visitors weren't at their best while Dynamo will feel they deserved a point but Die Knappen can head back to Gelsenkirchen happy in the knowledge they are well in the fight for automatic promotion.
Time is almost up. Can Dynamo manage one last push and take a point here or will Schalke hold on to take all three? A tense finish awaits.
Plenty of added time
We'll have five added minutes in Dresden.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Agyemang Diawusie 32.83km/h
Julius Kade 32.69km/h
Marius Bülter 32.60km/h
Dynamo have failed to pick up a point whenever trailing by 2-0 this season while Schalke have never dropped points from having held a two-goal lead.
Lode makes way
Some handbags on the touchline as Lode takes his time while assessing himself for an injury. Dynamo's subs lose their patience with the Schalke man, who is subsequently subbed off.
Terodde the man
Büskens watching closely
Schalke coach Mike Büskens is prowling his touchline and looking slightly worried as he studies his team. The visitors seemed set fair for three points not so long ago. Will's goal has raised the prospects of a Dynamo comeback, however.
Löwe's cross reaches Calhanoglu who tries to control but inadvertently pops the ball towards his own goal. Fraisl rescues Schalke.
Will fires Dynamo
Paul Will makes some amends for conceding that first-half penalty by heading in a whipping free kick from the left. Dynamo are right back in this.
GOAL!1 : 2
Schalke sub Churlinov pounds his way down the left and unleashes a shot that strikes the side-netting. Broll likely had that covered.
Dynamo narrowly off target.
Meier battles his way into some space and sends a rising shot from the edge of the area over the top. Good effort.
A decent shift from Danny Latza who makes way - sweat gleaming on his forehead - for Churlinov.
Almost another for Schalke
Itakura lifts a tasty pass in for Ouwejan who heads off target. The visitors are looking to wrap this one up and leave with maximum points.
Home fans go quiet
A nod to Terodde
Five of Terodde's last six goals have been headers.
Terodde at the double
Drexler whips a wonderful cross in from the right and an unmarked Terodde flicks a brilliant header high and into the far corner. Schalke's fans go wild.
GOAL!0 : 2
Schalke look like they're in with Bülter getting to the endline and cutting back for Terodde. Looks like Bülter may have just taken that one out of play before passing, though, so play would have been brought back had Terodde made anything of the chance.
Away we go
Dynamo get us back underway. How will the hosts respond to going behind late in that first half and can Schalke build on their lead? We're all set to find out.
Plenty to ponder
Die Schwarzgelben go in at the break a goal behind. Plenty of positives for Guerino Capretti to use in his half-time team talk but that late goal will have served to give Schalke a lift. A fascinating second half awaits.
Dynamo will be furious. They have dominated this first half but after trying to play out from the back, gave up possession cheaply and that led to Terodde being downed inside the box.
No mistake from Terodde
Terodde strolls up and rolls his penalty to the right, sending Broll the wrong way. The visitors lead.
GOAL!0 : 1
Terodde is downed by Will in the area and the visitors have the perfect chance to take the lead.
The hosts have been piling on the pressure but just can't find a way through here. Meier is the latest to slam one at goal but Lode is there to get his body in the way.
Yellow for Schalke
Drexler floors Akoto and goes into the referee's notebook.
Solid Schalke support
There are 3,000 Schalke fans inside the stadium and although they haven't had a huge amount to cheer thus far, the visiting supporters are continuing to make plenty of noise as they get behind the Royal Blues.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Vaclav Drchal 32.02km/h
Dominick Drexler 31.83km/h
Morris Schröter 31.69km/h
Dynamo hit the woodwork
Will let's fly from outside the box and after his effort takes a slight deflection, it looks in as soon as it passes the outstretched hand of Fraisl. The post comes to Schalke's rescue.
Will is shown a yellow card after bringing down the flying Bülter out on the left wing.
Terodde has a sniff
Latza feeds Terodde who sends one at goal from the edge of the box. Broll saves with ease. Better from Schalke, though, with the visitors finally getting forward.
A slip from Lode inside the area and Meier pounces. The Dynamo forward rushes things a little, however, and hits a cross straight into the arms of a grateful Fraisl.
First glance at goal for Die Knappen
Schalke's captain tests his range from distance but Broll is having none of that and the 'keeper gets down to hold on with ease.
His back to goal, Drchal controls with the chest inside the Schalke area but there are no runners to pick out and the chance is gone.
First chance Dynamo
Akoto smashes a half volley at the target from distance that zips over the top. Decent start by Dynamo, who have been bossing the ball thus far.
Game on !
We're underway amid an unbelievable atmosphere at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion. Full house and the place in absolutely bouncing. We're in for a treat here.
Onus on Drchal
Schalke team news
Schalke make three changes to the side that downed Hannover last time out. The visitors' No. 10, Rodrigo Zalazar, misses out with a foot injury while Victor Palsson and Kerim Calhanoglu are also out of contention. Thomas Ouwejan, Danny Latza and Marcin Kaminski come in.
Dynamo team news
Dresden must do without forward Christoph Daferner for this one, with Vaclav Drchal coming in in the forward's stead. Brandon Borello and Patrick Weihrauch also miss out for the hosts.
Fährmann, Sane, Matriciani, Palsson, Churlinov, Kyerewaa, Idrizi, Mikhailov, Calhanoglu
Schalke Starting XI
Fraisl - Thiaw, Itakura, Kaminski - Lode, Latza, Flick, Ouwejan - Drexler - Terodde, Bülter
Mitryushkin, Giorbelidze, Becker, Aidonis, Mai, Stark, Weihrauch, J. Löwe, Diawusie
Dresden Starting XI
Broll - Akoto, Sollbauer, Knipping (c), C. Löwe - Batista-Meier, Will, Kade - Schröter, Drchal, Mörschel
All to play for
A win for Dynamo tonight would see last season's third-tier champions leapfrog Sandhausen in 15th and join Hannover on 31 points. Should the Royal Blues prevail, however, then they would go above Darmstadt and into third with 50 points on the board.
Büskens calls for cool heads
Big atmosphere expected
An expected full house at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion tonight is creating plenty of buzz among fans, players and coaches alike. "I'm really excited and can't wait to see the spirit and support from the fans," said Dynamo coach Guerino Capretti. "It's the perfect setting and I couldn't imagine anything better for the game on Friday," the tactician added.
Excitement in store
Welcome to this evening's mouthwatering second-tier game that holds plenty of interest at both ends of the table. Dynamo Dresden - third from bottom in the standings - are seeking what would be a first win in eleven games while fourth-placed Schalke have automatic promotion on their minds.