2. Bundesliga

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Karel Geraerts: We need to be more efficient and make the most of chances

Following the 1-1 draw against Hannover 96 last Sunday, FC Schalke 04 will get their next opportunity to pick up some points at home and take an important step forward in the 2. Bundesliga standings when they face off against 1. FC Nürnberg at the VELTINS-Arena on Saturday (13/4). The Royal Blues are coming up against a side who like to have a lot of possession. “Nürnberg play nice passing football. We’ve got to stop them from doing so as a collective,” said S04 head coach Karel Geraerts.

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Paul Seguin: We’re happy with the performance, but not with the result

After falling to four consecutive away defeats, FC Schalke 04 picked up their first away point since returning from the winter break on Sunday (7/4). The Royal Blues put in an impressive performance in their clash with Hannover 96 and will feel as though they deserved to get more than a draw from the match. “We’re happy with our performance, but not with the result after the way the game went,” explained Paul Seguin.

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Karel Geraerts: The atmosphere was amazing – it was like a cup final

Karel Geraerts spoke about his side’s performance and the support from the fans after Schalke’s 1-1 draw in Hannover on Sunday (7/4). Marius Müller and Simon Terodde were interviewed in the Mixed Zone, where they were also full of praise for the travelling Schalker. Hannover coach Stefan Leitl talked about the game in the post-match press conference, too.

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Ouédraogo goal not enough as Schalke draw against Hannover

FC Schalke 04 will travel back to Gelsenkirchen with a point after playing out a 1-1 draw with Hannover 96 on Sunday (7/4). Assan Ouédraogo’s opener (17’) was cancelled out by the home side’s equaliser late on in the second half.

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Karel Geraerts: We will have a clear plan both on and off the pitch

FC Schalke 04 will travel to face Hannover 96 on Sunday afternoon (7/4, 13:30 CEST), in the hopes of delivering an improved performance.

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Simon Terodde: We had enough chances to score

With the score at 0-0 in the closing stages on Easter Sunday (31/3), Schalke’s players and fans had hope of one final chance for a winner. “In my eyes we should have had a penalty for handball. When you see what happened again afterwards, it’s really tough to take,” says Simon Terodde. The captain does, however, recognise that there is room for criticism of the team’s performance: “We had enough chances to score.”

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Karel Geraerts: “We weren’t rewarded for our efforts in the first half”

Following the draw on Easter Sunday (31/3), Karel Geraerts and KSC head coach Christian Eichner looked back at the game. The handball incident in the second half proved to be a hot topic in the post-match press conference. Marius Müller and Keke Topp also spoke to the media about the stalemate.

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Back-and-forth clash ends goalless

FC Schalke 04 and Karlsruher SC played out an entertaining 0-0 draw on Easter Sunday (31/3). The Royal Blues had a wealth of promising opportunities in the first 45, but could not find a way past opposition goalkeeper Patrick Drewes.

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Karel Geraerts: My team will be ready

FC Schalke 04 will host Karlsruher SC on Easter Sunday (31/3) at 13:30 CET as the two teams return to action following the international break. KSC, the league’s second-most prolific side after Fortuna Düsseldorf, will travel to Gelsenkirchen full of confidence. Head coach Karel Geraerts is also going into the game with a positive mindset, ensuring: “My team will be ready!”

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Timings for matchdays 31 to 33 confirmed – Düsseldorf on a Saturday night

The DFL announced the exact dates and timings for matchdays 31 to 33 of the 2. Bundesliga season on Wednesday (20/3). Schalke will play all three of these fixtures on a Saturday, with a late match against Fortuna Düsseldorf on 27th April (20:30 CEST). The Royal Blues’ final game of the season – an away match against SpVgg Greuther Fürth – had already been scheduled to kick off at 15:30 CEST on 19th May.

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Karel Geraerts: This simply cannot keep happening

Head coach Karel Geraerts was disappointed after another away defeat for his side on Sunday afternoon (17/3). Hertha boss Pal Dardai was naturally pleased with the victory, even if he was frustrated with the two goals his side conceded. Simon Terodde also gave his thoughts on the 5-2 defeat.

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5-2 defeat away to Hertha

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 5-2 in the capital city on Sunday afternoon (17/3). Haris Tabakovic and Marten Winkler both scored twice for Hertha BSC, with Florian Niederlechner also getting himself on the scoresheet. Simon Terodde equalised twice for S04 in the first half.