Arsenal defender Johan Djourou endured a baptism of fire on his Bundesliga debut for Hannover 96, conceding five goals to FC Schalke 04 in a thriller at Veltins Arena.
Jefferson Farfan put Schalke into the lead going into half time in what seemed like a relatively ordinary game, but the second half shot into life in remarkable fashion.
Julian Draxler increased the home team’s advantage before Sergio da Silva Pinto and Szabolcs Huszti each scored to bring Hannover level.
Marco Höger and Cipiran Marica then restored the home team’s two-goal lead, but after Huszti struck again, Lewis Holtby grabbed Schalke’s fifth.
Former Manchester United man Mame Biram Diouf then completed the scoring in stoppage time with a preposterous effort.
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