Super sub Divock Origi rescues Wolfsburg dramatic point at Schalke

Wolfsburg substitute Divock Origi scored in the third minute of added time to rescue a point at Schalke and extend Martin Schmidt's unbeaten start as head coach to a record sixth successive draw.

Schalke 1-1 Wolfsburg

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.

Match stats

    Martin Schmidt is the first Bundesliga coach to draw his first six league matches in charge of a club.Origi has scored three goals in seven Bundesliga appearances.Schalke's Bentaleb made his first start since Matchday 5. All three of the Algeria international's Bundesliga goals this season have been penalties.Gomez made his first start under Schmidt.Schalke have scored a league-high nine goals from set-pieces so far this season.Paul Verhaegh, who joined Wolfsburg from Augsburg in the summer, is winless in nine attempts against Schalke.


Schalke: Fährmann (c) - Kehrer, Stambouli, Naldo - Caligiuri, Meyer, Bentaleb (McKennie 77'), Oczipka - Harit (Konoplyanka 83'), Di Santo (Reese 75'), Burgstaller
Coach: Domenico Tedesco

Wolfsburg: Casteels – Verhaegh (c), Brooks, Udoukhai, Tisserand (Didavi 66') - Guilavogui (Origi 77'), Arnold - Blaszczykowski (Dimata 82'), Malli, Gerhardt – Gomez
Coach: Martin Schmidt

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