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Schalke's Leroy Sane underlined his status as one of Germany's rising junior stars with his club's second-half winner to seal Sunday's 1-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Sane strike seals Schalke's win at Stuttgart
09/20/2015
 
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Schalke's Leroy Sane underlined his status as one of Germany's rising junior stars with his club's second-half winner to seal Sunday's 1-0 victory at VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.


The Germany Under-19 international, who scored three goals in 13 games last season, calmly slotted home Schalke's 53rd-minute decider after pouncing on a mistake in the Stuttgart defence and the victory left Schalke fourth.


Sane, whose father is ex-Senegal international Souleyman Sane, only made his Bundesliga debut in April 2014 and scored in Schalke's stunning 4-3 Champions League win at Real Madrid, last season, before bowing out of the last-16 on aggregate.


The defeat is Stuttgart's fifth in succession to leave them 17th and they only stay off the bottom of the table by virtue of goal difference from Borussia Moenchengladbach.


Borussia Dortmund have the chance to reclaim top spot on Sunday evening when they host Bayer Leverkusen looking to defend their unbeaten record after Bayern Munich took over first place after Saturday's 3-0 win at Darmstadt.


Pep Guardiola's Bayern, who are bidding to become the first team to win the German league four times in succession, have won all five games so far this season.


All three scorers -- Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman and Sebastian Rode -- claimed their first goals of the season with Munich's star forward Robert Lewandowski injured and Thomas Mueller on the bench.


The result left Darmstadt in 12th place and still chasing their first win over Bayern after seven failed attempts.


Gladbach's disastrous start to the season continued as they suffered their fifth straight defeat in losing 1-0 at neighbours Cologne in the Rhineland derby to stay bottom of the table.


French striker Anthony Modeste claimed his seventh goal in all competitions, and his fourth in the Bundesliga this season, with a crisp header on 64 minutes.


The victory left Cologne fifth while Gladbach, who lost their opening Champions League group stage match 3-0 at Seville on Tuesday, remain rooted to the foot of the table.


Wolfsburg, who play at Bayern Munich on Tuesday, celebrated their 70th birthday with a 2-0 win at home to Hertha Berlin as Dutch striker Bas Dost netted twice and lifted his side up to third.


After coming off the bench on 71 minutes, Dost netted the opener five minutes later, then drilled home a penalty on 89 minutes after a foul on Germany international Julian Draxler.


But Dost was later slammed by his coach Dieter Hecking for behaving 'like someone had taken his toys away' in training having been subbed off in Wolfsburg's Champions League win at home to CSKA Moscow last Tuesday.


Ingolstadt made history as the first Bundesliga team to win all three of their home games in their debut season in Germany's top flight after Moritz Hartmann drilled home a 93rd-minute penalty which put the Bavarians fifth with a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen.


Bremen were reduced to ten men five minutes into injury time when midfielder Philipp Bargfrede was sent off for fouling Ingolstsadt's USA international Alfredo Morales.


Hamburg were held to a goalless draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt while Mainz are seventh after Friday's 3-0 win at home to Hoffenheim when midfielder Yunus Malli claimed a hat-trick.

Source: Ryland JAMES/ AFP
 
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