Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Schalke edged last-place Augsburg, 1, at the Veltins-Arena on Sunday to move into fourth place in the German Bundesliga.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar notched his 13th goal of the season early on to give the home side the lead, but Augsburg struck next to equalize through Sascha Molders just two minutes into the second half.
Schalke took control of the match thereafter, as Christian Fuchs found the back of the net in the 66th minute before Raul added a third goal six minutes from time.
With 28 points on the season, Schalke sits just three points off the pace of leading Bayern Munich, which defeated Werder Bremen, 4-1, on Saturday.
Augsburg stays bottom of the table with just 11 points on the campaign.
Hamburg 2, Nurnberg 0
Hamburg, Germany - Hamburg earned a 2-0 home win over Nurnberg at the Imtech Arena on Sunday to extend its unbeaten run in Bundesliga play to six games.
Paolo Guerrero and Marcell Jansen scored on opposite sides of halftime as Guerrero notched the opener in the 23rd minute before Jansen added another in the 62nd minute to secure the victory.
Hamburg has won three of its last six league contests to improve to 17 points on the year, while Nurnberg falls to 15th place in the table after losing 5 of it last seven in the Bundesliga.