(CNN) -- Ruhr Valley neighbors and rivals Schalke and Borussia Dortmund shared a 1-1 draw in Gelsenkirchen on Friday, a result that benefited neither side in their attempts to climb up from their mid-table positions in the Bundesliga.
Kevin Kuranyi (right) celebrates opening the scoring for Schalke against rivals Dortmund.
Schalke went ahead in the 20th minute when Kevin Kuranyi scored his second goal in consecutive games with a magnificent volley.
Strike partner Halil Altintop supplied the cross and Kuranyi hit a fantastic bicycle-style strike on the volley which gave Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller no chance.
However, the visitors levelled with just nine minutes later when Egyptian Mohamed Zidan, on as a second-half substitute, fired the ball past Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after a neat one-two with Nelson Valdez.
The result leaves Dortmund in eighth and Schalke ninth in the table before the rest of the weekend's Bundesliga program.