Schalke beat Hoffenheim 4-0 with help from a Matthew Hoppe hat-trick to deliver his side's first league win in a year.
Hoppe, who made his Bundesliga debut in November, chipped the ball over keeper Oliver Baumann after a superb pass by Amine Harit to finish off a quick break three minutes before halftime.
The pair combined perfectly twice more for the 19-year-old Hoppe to score again in the 57th and 63rd minutes.
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Morocco international Harit then turned scorer by drilling in their fourth goal after 80 minutes as Schalke climbed off the bottom of the table.
The California-born Hoppe joined Schalke in 2019 from the Barca Residency Academy in Arizona.
Schalke, whose previous league win was back in January 2020, were a defeat away from matching Tasmania Berlin's Bundesliga record of 31 matches without a win from the 1965/66 season.
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