The Indomitable Lions attacker netted his third goal of the season and also missed a penalty in a dramatic contest in the Bundesliga
Schalke are now unbeaten in seven Bundesliga games, having won five and drew two, and are completely turning their season round after a miserable start to the campaign.
A quick break by Darmstadt caught Schalke out of guard and Marcel Heller headed the visitors into the lead from Sandro Sirigu‘s floated ball in the sixth minute.
But Choupo-Moting’s pinpoint cross was powerfully steered home by Schalke’s Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac to draw the sides level.
Cameroon international Choupo-Moting, who was a pleasure to watch as he enjoyed a role in front of Algeria’s Nabil Bentaleb in Markus Weinzierl’s 3-1-4-2 formation, had a chance to fire Die Konigsblauen into a half-time lead, but saw his spot-kick saved by Michael Esser in Die Lilien’s goals.The 27-year-old restored parity in the second half however as he cleverly poked Schalke into the lead after Max Meyer’s brilliant run and cross in the 60th minute for his third goal of the season.
Alessandro Schopf sealed the three points with the third in stoppage time, as Schalke also extended their unbeaten run to twelve matches in all competitions.