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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (15')
  • Blendi Idrizi (52')
  • Florian Flick (60')
  • Matthew Hoppe (64')
  • André Silva (29', 72')
  • Obite Ndicka (51')

U.S. star Hoppe dents Frankfurt's Champions League hopes as Schalke win

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Matthew Hoppe scores sensational goal for Schalke (1:12)

U.S. youngster Matthew Hoppe adds another stellar goal to his collection this season. (1:12)

Champions League hopefuls Eintracht Frankfurt crashed to a 4-3 defeat at relegated Schalke on Saturday to all but dash their hopes of a top-four finish with one game left in the season.

Frankfurt are in fifth place on 57 points, with Borussia Dortmund fourth on 58 and in action against Mainz on Sunday. A win would see them secure fourth place before the final matchday.

The top four teams qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Frankfurt battled back after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had put the hosts in front in the 15th minute, scoring on the rebound after his penalty was saved.

Andre Silva levelled in the 29th and Evan Ndicka put them 2-1 up six minutes after the restart.

But Schalke, in last place, struck three times in 12 minutes through Blendi Idrizi, Florian Flick and Matthew Hoppe to turn the game around.

Silva struck again to set a club record with a his 27th league goal in the season, one better than Bernd Hoelzenbein's 1976-77 run, but it was not enough as Schalke's win boosted their Ruhr valley rivals' chances of a fourth-place finish.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 13 +29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund 13 +14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 13 +10 24
4 SC Freiburg 13 +6 22
5 TSG Hoffenheim 13 +7 20
6 1. FC Union Berlin 13 +1 20
7 VfL Wolfsburg 13 -2 20
8 RB Leipzig 13 +8 18
9 Mainz 13 +3 18
10 FC Cologne 13 0 18
11 Borussia Monchengladbach 13 0 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 13 -1 18
13 VfL Bochum 13 -8 16
14 Hertha Berlin 13 -14 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 13 -5 13
16 FC Augsburg 13 -10 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 13 -10 9
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 13 -28 1