- Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke
- Shots: 10-13
- Possession: 43%-57%
- Corner kicks: 0-5
Julian Nagelsmann won the battle of the Bundesliga's youngest coaches on Matchday 6, his Hoffenheim side narrowly edging out Domenico Tedesco's impressive Schalke at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
After an enterprising start, Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim took a deserved, early lead. Havard Nordtveit had already drawn a superb save from Ralf Fährmann by the time Dennis Geiger fired into the bottom corner to put the hosts ahead. Tedesco's Schalke responded well to going behind, however, and dominated proceedings before the break: cutting in from the flanks, both Amine Harit and Yevhen Konoplyanka drew good saves Oliver Baumann.
Schalke continued in positive fashion after the restart, Konoplyanka hitting the bar in the 49th minute. Nagelsmann responded by introducing Sandro Wagner in an attempt to change his side's tactics, but little could stem the Royal-Blue tide. Harit was everywhere for the visitors, who went close through substitute Guido Burgstaller and Naldo before time was up. Ultimately, though, as Schalke threw everything forward, Hoffenheim struck on the break, Lukas Rupp sealing the win.