On this day five years ago, Schalke put in one of their best performances in recent years as they defeated Hannover 96 and climbed up the German Bundesliga table. The match was played at the Veltins-Arena and ended 3-1 in favor of Schalke who were very impressive and out in some wonderful performances to maintain their position at the top of the table.

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Leroy Sane, who now plays for European Champions Bayern Munich was the player to have the first attempt at goal after receiving a beautiful cross from Johannes Geis and fired a thunderous shot as he looked to score the opening goal but his effort only went wide.<!--more-->
<a href="">The left-footed lacy winger proved just how hungry he was in the sunny</a> afternoon after latching a fine pass onto the path of Max Meyer who was found in the box but failed to have a shot on target after also playing the ball wide.
<a href=" game ended in a goalless draw but the second 45 was started on a very bright note</a>. Huntelaar was brought down in the box some minutes after the restart and Schalke got the lead finally after Geis buries the ball into the back of the net. Huntelaar got his name on the scoresheet after towering in a beautiful header from Meyer's cross to gift the home side a 2-0 lead.
Meyer almost scored a third but was denied by Hannover goalkeeper Zieler. Allan Saint-Maximin got Hannover back into the game after he smashed a fiery rebound into the net following Kenan Karaman's strike that bounced off the post.
But the home side once again restored their lead and proved that they deserved the win after Franco Di Santo found a loose ball come his way and fired home what was the winning goal.