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Schalke beat Hannover 1-0 but lost Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to a red card at the Arena AufSchalke on Saturday.
Marco Hoger's 32nd-minute effort proved to be the difference between the two sides with the Royal Blues holding on to a scrappy win.
Huntelaar was given his marching orders late on for a dangerous tackle from behind, spoiling the victory which boosted Roberto Di Matteo's side's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League again next season.
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Schalke have completed the transfer of Serbia defender Matija Nastasic from Manchester City.
Nastasic will join the Bundesliga club on loan until the end of the season but Schalke have the option to buy out his City contract, which runs through 2017.
Matija Nastasic has denied he fell out with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Serbian defender has left the Premier League champions to join Schalke on loan for the rest of the campaign, with a view to a permanent move.
Nastasic, who was signed by Roberto Mancini in 2012, won City's Young Player of the Year award in his first season at the Etihad Stadium.
But Pellegrini has not picked him in the Premier League since February 2014 or at all since August's Community Shield.