BERLIN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf came from behind from to draw 2-2 with Schalke following a brace by Dani Schahin at the opener of the 6th round at German Bundesliga on Friday.
Dusseldorf started furiously into the match, as Dani Schahin pulled just wide with four minutes into the match. Subsequently Schalke made the game against hosts that lurked for counters.
Thirteen minutes into the match Schalke opened the scoring through Dutchmen Klaas Jan Huntelaar who shrugged off three defenders to slot home from 17 meters into top right following a throw in.
Schalkes Joel Matip doubled the lead at the 20th minute when he had all time and space to head home a precise free kick cross by Christian Fuchs into the penalty area.
The hosts remained unable to gain a foothold into the match as Schalke played a good game with a solid defence till the end of the first half.
With beginning of the second half things changed as Dusseldorf's Dani Schahin reduced Schalke lead to 2-1. Schahin utilized a corner by Andrey Voronin to lob to ball over Schalkes goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall at the 47th minute.
Dusseldorf was on a tear but Schalke remained dangerous as Huntelaar, Affelay and Holtby had chances to add the third goal to their lead.
The hosts finally wrapped the 2-2 draw as Dani Schahin nodded home his brace following a diving header from inside the box at the 77th minute.
Thus newly promoted Dusseldorf remains unbeaten at first division whilst Schalke concedes their second draw.
"It's a good feeling to come back after a 2-0 deficit. We had put the pedal to the metal over 90 minutes," Dusseldorf coach Norbert Meier said.
"This draw is inexplicable. With this performance I'm not satisfied at all. It is a disappointing draw," Schalkes general manager Horst Heldt said.
The following fixtures are set for Saturday: Bayer Leverkusen hosts newly promoted Greuther Fuerth, Bremen sees record champion Bayern Munich, Nuremberg meets Stuttgart, Hoffenheim encounters Augsburg, Hamburg faces Hannover and defending champion Borussia Dortmund clashes Monchengladbach.