Ghana's Prince-Boateng scores as Schalke win in Bundesliga

AP, Saturday 1 Feb 2014

Kevin-Prince Boateng
Schalke 04's Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrates a goal against Wolfburg during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen February 1, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored late for Schalke to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 and move provisionally fourth in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Hamburger SV slipped further into crisis with a 3-0 loss at Hoffenheim.

Boateng scored in the 81st minute after some good interplay between Leon Goretzka and Roman Neustaedter, restoring the home side's lead after Maximilian Arnold equalized for 10-man Wolfsburg in the 65th.

Felipe Santana opened the scoring in the ninth and Wolfsburg's task was made more difficult when midfielder Daniel Caligiuri was sent off in the 50th.

Bayer Leverkusen also left it late to beat Stuttgart 2-1 and consolidate second place, Mainz defeated Freiburg 2-0, and Augsburg beat 10-man Werder Bremen 3-1.

Borussia Moenchengladbach could reclaim fourth place later Saturday with a win or draw at Hannover.

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