Schalke 04 2-1 Steaua Bucharest: Raul great-finish
Raul Gonzales to be decisive goalscorer Schalke 04's 2-1 victory over Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League lajutan. Three points from the game led the Royal Blues into the last 32.
Competed in front of their own supporters, Veltins-Arena, Schalke opened the scoring through Kyriakos Papadopoulos as the game entered the 25th minute. But eight minutes later the visitors had equalized through Raul Rusescu action.
More dominant Schalke finally managed to score his second goal on 57 minutes. Utilizing the heat in the face of the opponent's goal, Raul turned the direction of the ball and Steaua goalkeeper to change it 2-1.
This victory ensures Schalke qualified for the Europa League round of 32, collecting 11 points from five matches. Horst Heldt's squad as well as sealing the position of the Group A standings since the point could not be pursued at Maccabi Haifa is another game lost to AEK Larnaca with a score of 1-2.
Opportunities Macabi accompany Schalke is still open, which is now six points they have still one ahead of Steau that while perched at number three.
Meanwhile, from Group C, thin defeat Fulham 0-1 when a visit to FC Twente through goals scored by Marc Janko. Although still sit in second place standings with seven points, The Cottagers threatened failed to qualify for next round.
To get in the last 32 Fulham should win over Odense in the last match or fail to Wisła Kraków won over Twente.