Tactical change, improved performance – and then a deserved win
After a tactical change the side’s performance improved greatly. After an average first-half display, the Royal Blues stepped up in the second half to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1. Switching to a back five from a back four gave the Royal Blues more control of the game and they were more dangerous too. “The second half was a completely different story,” stated head coach Domenico Tedesco.
Caligiuri scores brace as Schalke win opening match of 2019
FC Schalke 04 have started the New Year with a victory at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday evening. Daniel Caligiuri scored a brace as the Royal Blues secured a 2-1 victory in the VELTINS-Arena. After Caligiuri opened the scoring (8‘), Elvis Rexhbecaj equalised for the visitors (20‘) before the Schalke wing-back sealed the victory in the 78th minute.
Daniel Caligiuri: The whole team won today's game, not me!
Domenico Tedesco was satisfied with the win, but also explained how he wasn’t happy with the first-half performance. VfL coach Bruno Labbadia felt that his side should have taken something from the game. Daniel Caligiuri, who scored twice, and Mark Uth, who returned from a long-term injury, also gave their thoughts.