Goals: 1-0 Bentaleb (pen. 43') 1-1 Origi (90+3')
Mario Gomez had the ball in the net in the 13th minute, but the returning Wolfsburg striker's effort was ruled out for offside. Schalke, without injured talisman Leon Goretzka, slowly found their stride thereafter as Franco Di Santo and Amine Harit tested Koen Casteels, before referee Markus Schmidt awarded the home side a penalty after consulting Video Assist. Josuha Guilavogui was the culprit, having unceremoniously wrestled Thilo Kehrer to the ground, and Nabil Bentaleb took full advantage to give Schalke the lead from the penalty spot.
Wolfsburg were awarded a spot-kick of their own on the hour-mark when Naldo was adjudged to have fouled Yannick Gerhardt. Gomez stepped up, but lost his footing as he shaped to shoot and blazed over the crossbar. Maximilian Arnold tested Ralf Fährmann as the Wolves began to pin the home side back in their own half, and their efforts were rewarded at the death when Liverpool loanee Origi swept home Gomez's knock-down for his third Bundesliga goal.