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Football: Schalke lose Draxler, Hoewedes for rest of 2013

Schalke 04 paid the price for reaching the Champions League's knock-out phase with captain Benedkit Hoewedes and midfielder Julian Draxler to miss their remaining two league games of 2013. Centre-back Hoewedes tore his right hamstring in Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League win over FC Basel, while goal-scorer Draxler tore his left hamstring and the pair will sit out Sunday's home match against Freiburg and the away trip to Nuremberg on December 21.

Schalke overcome Basel 2-0 in UEFA Champions League

Schalke overcome Basel 2-0 in UEFA Champions League BERLIN, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Julian Draxler and Joel Matip ensured Schalke's 2-0 win over Basel to seal round of last 16 in group E on Wednesday. The "Royal Blues" finished on second place in group E as they reaped a victory within six minutes over ten-men Basel in an all- or-nothing game.

Eto'o pounces twice to guide Chelsea to win over Schalke

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea virtually guaranteed their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League after weathering an early storm to beat Schalke 04 3-0 and take a commanding lead in Group E at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Schalke started the brighter, but the match tipped Chelsea's way when Samuel Eto'o pounced to score after 31 minutes when goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand took too long to clear, allowing Eto'o to stick a boot in the way of the ball, which shot past the keeper and into the net.

Football: Easy for Arsenal as Schalke edge into group stage

Arsenal made sure of a 16th consecutive appearance in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while German outfit Schalke joined them with a dramatic win in Greece. The Gunners had more than one foot in Thursday's group-stage draw already after easing to a 3-0 win against Fenerbahce in Istanbul in last week's first leg, but they finished the job in style too, and once again Aaron Ramsey was the star of the show.

Football: Germany's Draxler out of Paraguay friendly

Teenage midfielder Julian Draxler has withdrawn from Germany's friendly against Paraguay on Wednesday after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in Schalke's 3-3 German league draw with Hamburg. The 19-year-old Draxler limped off after only 23 minutes of the Royal Blues' draw on Sunday having damaged the tendon in his left ankle on the opening weekend of the new Bundesliga season.

Football: Concussed Uchida's injury doubt for Schalke

Japan defender Atsuto Uchida is an injury concern for Schalke's remaining two league games after suffering a concussion in their 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach as the Royal Blues close in on a Champions League place. Germany midfielder Julian Draxler netted the 82nd-minute winner on Friday, but 'Gladbach were unlucky having twice hit the woodwork as Schalke remain fourth in the league, which means a Champions League play-off place.

Soccer-Schalke edge Hanover in nine-goal bonanza

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 scored four times in the second half to beat battling Hanover 96 5-4 and climb to fifth in a dazzling restart to the Bundesliga season on Friday following a four-week winter break. It was not until Lewis Holtby, who is joining Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the season, restored a two-goal cushion two minutes from time that Schalke wrapped up the three points. The Champions League side started strongly with Marco Hoeger and Julian Draxler missing good chances in the opening minutes.
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