Match ends, FC Schalke 04 2, Hertha Berlin 0.
Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo made a winning start as Schalke manager with victory over Hertha Berlin.
Di Matteo, who guided the Blues to the Champions League in 2012, took charge of the Bundesliga side earlier in October, replacing sacked Jens Keller.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Italian a perfect start by heading in Julian Draxler's cross for the first goal.
Draxler then doubled Schalke's lead with a long-range strike to take them up to eighth position in the table.
They finished third in the Bundesliga last season, but Keller was dismissed after a poor start to the campaign that saw them win only two of their first seven domestic games.
Di Matteo's next match is back in the Champions League as Schalke, who have drawn both of their opening two games in the competition, entertain Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.
- 22UchidaBooked at 70mins
- 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forObasiat 85'minutes
- 9BoatengSubstituted forMeyerat 78'minutes
- 10DraxlerSubstituted forKirchhoffat 89'minutes
- 28LustenbergerSubstituted forBrooksat 70'minutes
- 14StockerSubstituted forHaraguchiat 72'minutes
- 10Ben-HatiraBooked at 49minsSubstituted forWagnerat 60'minutes
- 12Furtado de Araújo
- Knut Kircher
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 2, Hertha Berlin 0.
Foul by Per Skjelbred (Hertha Berlin).
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).
Foul by Hajime Hosogai (Hertha Berlin).
Chinedu Obasi (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Jan Kirchhoff replaces Julian Draxler.
Attempt missed. Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Pekarík with a cross.
Foul by Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin).
Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, FC Schalke 04. Chinedu Obasi tries a through ball, but Julian Draxler is caught offside.
Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Chinedu Obasi replaces Eric Choupo-Moting.
Attempt missed. Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Hajime Hosogai (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04).
Attempt missed. Nico Schulz (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Genki Haraguchi.
Foul by John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin).
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.