Goals: 1-0 Jonathas (67')
Despite beating RB Leipzig last week, Schalke were surprisingly disjointed going forward against Hannover and struggled to carve out any real opportunities of note. The hosts stood firm at the back and arguably had the better half-chances, but were denied by Royal Blue goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann each time.
The visitors posed more of a threat after the break following the introduction of Guido Burgstaller up front, but it was another substitute – Hannover's Jonathas – who would end up having the greatest impact. The Brazilian summer signing was on hand to pounce from close range following a mistake by Thilo Kehrer to give Andre Breitenreiter's side three more valuable points.
Hannover: Tschauner (c) - Korb, Sane, Felipe, Ostrzolek – Klaus (Karaman 73'), Anton, Schwegler, Bakalorz – Harnik (Maier 81'), Füllkrug (Jonathas 62')
Coach: Andre Breitenreiter
Schalke: Kehrer, Naldo, Nastasic – Caligiuri (Reese 83'), Goretzka, Bentaleb, Oczipka – Harit (Meyer 73'), Di Santo (Burgstaller 46'), Konoplyanka
Coach: Domenico Tedesco
- New Hannover striker Jonathas scored with his first shot on goal in the Bundesliga.
- The home side are now unbeaten in 12 competitive matches with Andre Breitenreiter in charge.
- Hannover sporting director Horst Heldt and coach Breitenreiter were once in the same roles at Schalke.