Schalke too good for Rosenborg in Champions League

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TRONDHEIM, Norway, Oct 3 (Reuters) Second-half goals steered Schalke 04 to a 2-0 victory over Rosenborg Trondheim in their Champions League match in Group B today.

Midfielder Jermaine Jones broke the deadlock at the Lerkendal Stadium in the 62nd minute with a left-foot shot off a pass from Ivan Rakitic.

Striker Kevin Kuranyi sealed the victory in the 89th minute, breaking free, evading defender Christer Basma and putting the ball past Rosenborg goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld.

Rosenborg, who had held Chelsea to a surprise 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, paid the price for failing to take their chances in the second half.

Schalke, who got their first points on the board, are third in the group -- level on three points with Valencia and one behind leaders Chelsea after the Londoners' 2-1 win in Spain.

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