Raul rescues point for Schalke
Schalke's big-money acquisition Raul scored his first goal in the Bundesliga in the final moments to salvage a comeback draw at home to 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach.
Schalke's deadline-day signing Klaas Jan Huntelaar cut the deficit in half seven minutes after the break and Gladbach went a man down with 12 minutes left as Roel Brouwers was shown the red card. That set the stage for Raul to hit the back of the net for the first time in the 87th minute.
Schalke's poor start looked like continuing early in the game with Benedikt Howedes taking down Raul Bobadilla in the area for a penalty. Gladbach captain Daems stepped up to the spot and hammered into the lower right corner for the opening goal after 15 minutes.
Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a superb save to deny Marco Reus in a one-on-one situation nine minutes later. That woke up the hosts, who had a number of fine chances with their increased pressure, including Raul in the 29th minute, Joel Matip in the 33rd, and Huntelaar four minutes later.
But it was Gladbach who scored the next goal on the counter attack down the left side. Thorben Marx crossed to Bradley, who struck into the right corner to make it 2-0 two minutes before the break.
Schalke reduced the deficit seven minutes after the break with Christoph Metzelder looping the ball over the Gladbach backline to Huntelaar, who beat Bailly for his third goal of the season to make it 2-1.
Both sides had chances with Raul shooting just wide in the 58th minute and Reus blasting off the crossbar eight minutes later. The visitors appeared to go 3-1 ahead with 19 minutes to play but Juan Arango was ruled offside.
And then Gladbach went a man down as Brouwers saw red for his foul on Huntelaar with 12 minutes left. Schalke took advantage of the situation with Spanish star Raul fending off two defenders and striking home with a left-footed shot.