The result kept the Royal Blues, now level on points with Borussia Dortmund, on course for a second-placed finish, and Draxler made no secret about who he'll be supporting when BVB travel to champions FC Bayern München on Saturday evening. bundelsiga.com rounds up the post-match opinion following the Royal Blues' fourth straight home win...
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Julian Draxler: We were too slow in the first half, and we said at half-time that we couldn't keep playing like that. The second half was much better from us. We want to finish ahead of Dortmund but we'll see what happens. I'm supporting Bayern tomorrow, though.
Max Meyer: Frankfurt sat very deeply and we didn't move the ball fast enough in the first half, but we were much better in the second. I was lucky I was standing in the right place at the right time for my goal.
Ralf Fährmann: They had some chances on the break and Kevin Trapp made it really hard for us to get that second goal. He did really well to save Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's penalty but I think we deserved to win. We've won our game and now we'll see what Dortmund can do. They have a tough match this weekend.
Tranquillo Barnetta: There were a few times in the first half where we didn't make the most of a good counter-attacking position. We came here with a plan to get something but we didn't quite do enough today. Schalke deserved it.
Alex Meier: Schalke had lots of chances and we had hardly any, so the result is a fair one, no doubt. We always hoped to get a goal as long as it was 1-0, but the second goal killed the game for us.
Kevin Trapp: We didn't have many chances today but in the first half we were very good. We're playing against Hannover next week and we can make sure of our safety then, so that's our aim now.
Check out Jefferson Farfan's free-kick against Eintracht Frankfurt on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: