Stuttgart were left rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga amid a chorus of jeers at the Mercedes-Benz Arena following a 1-0 defeat at home to Augsburg.
After losing Daniel Schwaab to a controversial red card, Stuttgart lost the game to a debatable penalty with Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh netting the only goal of the game.
The win lifts Augsburg above Schalke into the top six, leaving Stuttgart at rock bottom with nine points from 12 games of the season and turning up the heat on their coach Armin...
Tobias Werner became Augsburg's outright record Bundesliga goalscorer with a brace as the Bavarians saw off Paderborn 3-0 on Saturday.
Werner beat former team-mate and best friend Lukas Kruse in the Paderborn goal twice as Augsburg moved above their opponents in the Bundesliga table on goal difference.
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker ensured that would be the case with the third goal also enough to move Augsburg above Mainz into seventh place in the standings going into the international break.
Schalke rode their luck to pick up three precious Bundesliga points against Augsburg on Friday night, moving above their guests into seventh place.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored the only goal of the game against the run of play in the 37th minute with the Royal Blues struggling to create chances from start to finish.
Augsburg showed more attacking intent, but were unable to make the breakthrough at the Arena Auf Schalke.
Schalke suffered a setback after no more than 10 seconds of the game when Julian...