Abdul Rahman Baba: “I’ve got my strength back”
After over three months without a competitive fixture, the anticipation for the season opener for the Royal Blues was understandably large. However, one member of the team had a greater feeling of excitement for the game against 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 than the rest, after his long period of suffering.
Schalke win first competitive game of 2018/19 - beat Schweinfurt 2-0
One match, one win. That’s the record for Schalke so far this season after a successful DFB-Pokal first round match away against FC Schweinfurt 05. Goals in either half – one from Nabil Bentaleb from the spot and an own goal from a Matija Nastasic header – were enough to see off the spirited Regionalliga side 2-0 in front of 15,000 on Friday night.
Domenico Tedesco: Winning the first game is always important
Domenico Tedesco, Alessandro Schöpf and Mark Uth give their reaction following Friday night’s 2-0 DFB-Pokal win over Schweinfurt.