Borussia Dortmund claimed bragging rights in the first Revierderby of the season with a 3-1 win at Schalke on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nuri Sahin and Jakub Blaszczykowski scored for BVB, while Max Meyer found the net for the hosts.
With the victory, Dortmund kept pace with leaders Bayern Munich, who remained one point clear following their victory at home to Hertha Berlin.
Schalke manager Jens Keller shuffled his lineup following a midweek loss to Chelsea in the Champions League, with Christian Fuchs playing a more advanced role than normal and left-back Dennis Aogo in the holding midfield.
But Dortmund scored first anyway, going ahead in the 14th minute via Aubameyang. Henrikh Mkhitaryan passed to Marco Reus, who squared to Aubameyang for the finish. Schalke received a lifeline in the 29th minute, when Fuchs was fouled in the box, but Dortmund 'keeper Roman Weidenfeller stopped Kevin-Prince Boateng's spot-kick.
After the break, Sahin doubled Dortmund's lead in the 51st minute before Max Meyer pulled one back for the hosts. Blaszczykowski, a substitute, wrapped up the win in the 74th minute, finishing off a quick counter.
On target: 5-8