Derby win! S04 come from behind to score four in Dortmund

FC Schalke 04 won the 154th Revierderby 4-2 on Satuday (27/4). After Mario Götze (14’) put the hosts ahead, Daniel Caligiuri (18’) and Salif Sané (28’) gave S04 a half-time lead. Caligiuri then added a second after the break (62’) before Breel Embolo sealed the win in the 86th victory. Axel Witsel had pulled one back (84’) for BVB, who ended the game with nine men.

Wechsel auf der linken Außenbahn

Head coach Huub Stevens made one change to the side that faced TSG 1899 Hoffenheim last week: Bastian Oczipka returned at left back for Jonas Carls, who returned to the bench after making his professional debut last week.

Caligiuri und Sané turn the game on its head

The hosts had the majority of the play early on, although the Royal Blues were compact at the back and managed to keep them far away from their goal. Nevertheless, BVB’s first dangerous chance ended in a goal: Jadon Sancho chipped a cross into the six-yard area for Mario Götze, who headed over Nübel to make it 1-0 (14’).

Schalke responded just 04 minutes later. Breel Embolo had a shot blocked by Julian Weigl’s arm, which after intervention by the video assistant, saw Schalke awarded a penalty. Daniel Caligiuri tucked it home to level proceedings. Ten minutes later the Blue-Whites were in dreamland. A Caligiuri corner was powerfully headed home by Salif Sané in the 28th minute. BVB pushed hard for an equaliser, however Nübel only had to make one save from Reus in the 38th minute before the half-time whistle came.

Caligiuri and Embolo secure the win against nine men

Dortmund started the second half at the same intensity, but Schalke defenders stayed strong and won plenty of tackles. Dortmund were aggressive in the tackle and this resulted in their captain, Marco Reus, seeing a red card for a bad tackle on Suat Serdar. The following free-kick was taken by Caligiuri – and boy was it perfect! The German-Italian curled the ball home from 25 yards out, leaving Bürki no chance (62’).

The hosts were it again a few minutes later, as Wolf saw red for a similar challenge on Serdar again! Schalke then controlled the game against the weakened Dortmund side. Six minutes before the end, BVB were then able to find a way back into the game as Axel Witsel converted from close range.

Schalke weren’t going to let their rivals produce a comeback though. Oczipka played in Breel Embolo who scored a fourth to seal the win (86’). The Knappen kept BVB away from their goal thereafter, to the delight of the away end. The final whistle crowned a fantastic victory for the guests.

Sunday afternoon against FC Augsburg

The next Royal Blues game is against FC Augsburg at home next Sunday (5/5, 15:30 CEST).

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