First a party on the team bus, then celebrations with the fans

“Derby winners, derby winners!” was the chant coming from the away dressing room even an hour after the full-time whistle on Saturday. In the midst of the celebrations was Daniel Caligiuri, who got himself on the scoresheet twice. When asked what plans he had for the evening, the 31 year old replied, “We’ll see. But for sure there will be two or three beers involved!”

Shortly later there was indeed fresh Veltins. The team bus was transformed into a party room. Breel Embolo enjoyed a few classic Royal Blue songs and Benjamin Stambouli was particularly pleased to hear his favourite club chant, “We are Schalke!” Ralf Fährmann drummed on the bus windows throughout, heightening the mood and celebrations even further.

We will enjoy the victory until Monday.

Breel Embolo

The party continued after to Royal Blues returned to Gelsenkirchen. Spontaneously, the team decided to celebrate at Bosch, the club’s pub-restaurant at Glückauf-Kampfbahn, the first ever stadium of the club. Once again, cries of “derby winners, derby winners!” rang out, as Weston McKennie and his teammates danced on the tables along with supporters.

“We will enjoy this victory until Monday,” said Breel Embolo. “Then we will start preparations for the important home game against FC Augsburg. In that game, we have to give the same performance as we did in the derby. If we do that, the points will stay in Gelsenkirchen.” If so, the Royal Blue fans will have a first home Bundesliga victory in more than three months to celebrate. Tickets are still available for the clash, which will take place on Sunday (5/5, 13:30 CEST).


Share page

You may also be interested in


Amine Harit: “The best goal of my career’

Amine Harit made the crowd go wild with his skilful effort on Friday, making it 2-1. “I couldn’t hear myself think when the goal went in; it was so loud,” the match winner said about the atmosphere in the stadium. “It was simply amazing. Both for us as a team, and on a personal note. Three points, a goal and an assist – it was a perfect evening for me.”


Suat Serdar: Everybody fights for one another

David Wagner felt his side was slightly lucky to pick up a 2-1 win over Mainz after a below-par second-half performance. Mainz coach Sandro Schwarz was frustrated that his team failed to take anything from the game after Amine Harit’s moment of magic. Suat Serdar and Benjamin Stambouli also gave their thoughts after the game.


S04 win 2-1 against Mainz thanks to Amine Harit’s wonder goal

FC Schalke 04 picked up a 2-1 victory in front of their fans against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday night (20/9/19). That’s now the third win in a row for David Wagner’s side. Suat Serdar (36’) and Amine Harit (89’) were the goal scorers in the VELTINS-Arena.

Training des FC Schalke 04 im Trainingslager in Mittersill/Österreich

David Wagner: A competitive struggle of the highest order

Five days after the 5-1 victory over SC Paderborn 07, the next Bundesliga challenge challenge awaits the Royal Blues as they welcome 1. FSV Mainz to the VELTINS-Arena this coming Friday evening. Head coach David Wagner spoke ahead of what will be “a big challenge” that the team are “really excited for.”