Schalke 04 ensured progression from Group B of the Champions League today with a solid 3-0 win over Olympique Lyon at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar did the damage in the first half, and the Dutchman completed his brace after the break as the hosts continued their good form in the tournament with yet another win.
Die Koenigsblauen made their intentions known right from the start and were looking to get the opening goal in the early minutes of the game. The match was being played at a very high tempo, which perfectly suited Felix Magath's counter-attacking style which was about to bear fruit very soon.
Farfan opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a fine finish from inside the box, following some breathtaking play by Raul and some sub-par defending by Pape Diakhate.