2. Bundesliga

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We lost our concentration at the start

After Schalke’s 2-1 defeat to Karlsruher SC on Friday evening (17/9), both head coaches spoke to the media, as well as Marius Bülter.

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Late KSC goal defeats ten-man Schalke

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 2-1 at home by Karlsruher SC on Friday evening (17/9). Kyoung-Rok Choi put the visitors ahead in the first minute before Simon Terodde scored his 150th 2. Bundesliga goal with 15 minutes played. After Victor Pálsson was sent off in the second half, Marvin Wanitzek won it for the visitors late on.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Winning challenges is the key to success in this division

After wins against Düsseldorf and Paderborn, the Royal Blues are hoping for a third straight victory on Friday (17/9, 18:30 CEST) at home to Karlsruher SC. Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis has the same players available as he did last Sunday – plus potentially another midfielder.

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Important away win rounds off a perfect week for Malick Thiaw

The 1-0 win on the road at SC Paderborn 07 (12/9) ended a successful week for Malick Thiaw. The defender won the most challenges of any player at the Benteler-Arena on Sunday, building on his good form for Germany U21s.

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Simon Terodde: An important goal at an important time

Schalke picked up all three points away to Paderborn on Sunday (12/9) thanks to Simon Terodde’s goal. After the game, he spoke to the media about the 1-0 win. Head coaches Lukas Kwasniok and Dimitrios Grammozis also gave their thoughts on the match.

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Terodde goal wins it in Paderborn

FC Schalke 04 recorded an away win on Sunday afternoon (12/9). The Royal Blues beat SC Paderborn 07 1-0 at the Benteler-Arena thanks to a Simon Terodde goal after some great work by Marius Bülter.

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Darko Churlinov: I’ll always give my all in any position

Darko Churlinov has returned to Gelsenkirchen from international duty with a spring in his step. "The games went really well for me personally, as I started all three games," said the 21-year-old North Macedonian after his national team’s three draws in World Cup qualifiers: 0-0 vs. Armenia, 2-2 vs. Iceland and 0-0 vs. Romania.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: The boys haven’t had nearly enough

FC Schalke 04 head to SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday at 13:30 CEST. “It’s about getting three points, and that’s what we will set out to do,” said Dimitrios Grammozis, ahead of the trip to fellow North Rhine-Westphalia side at the Benteler-Arena.

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Looking back positively on a window with 45 transfers

Tuesday evening saw the closing of the summer transfer window in Germany and many major European nations. For Schalke 04, it brings an end to a period which saw a lot of player changes following the club’s relegation to the second division. A total of 30 players have left, some upon expiration of loan deals, some permanently, some have headed out on loan. At the same time, 15 players have come in.

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Timings confirmed for matchdays 9 to 15

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has confirmed the timings for matchdays nine to 15. FC Schalke 04 will play twice on a Friday, twice on a Saturday and twice on a Sunday in this timeframe.

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Ko Itakura: The Schalke fans inspired me

Ko Itakura was delighted to walk out onto the VELTINS-Arena pitch for the first time during the 3-1 home win against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 28th August and very much enjoyed the full-time celebrations with the fans. “The atmosphere is unbelievable. I tried to imagine how it was going to be before the match, and it actually exceeded my expectations,” commented the Japanese defender, who transferred from Manchester City to FC Schalke 04 on loan with an option to buy just one and a half weeks ago.

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Simon Terodde: We all craved this victory

Striker Simon Terodde’s 90th-minute goal rounded off a 3-1 victory for FC Schalke 04 over Fortuna Düsseldorf. The scenes of celebrations following the goal, both on and off the pitch, showed the pure relief of everyone at the Veltins Arena.

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Victor Pálsson: We were a real unit

The Royal Blues were over the moon after their 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday night (28/8). We heard from the two head coaches at the post-match press conference, while Victor Pálsson and Marius Bülter gave us their thoughts on Schalke’s first home victory of the season.

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Strikers on the scoresheet as S04 beat Fortuna 3-1

Simon Terodde’s brace and a first-half strike from Marius Bülter fired FC Schalke 04 to a 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday night (28/8). 25,000 fans were in attendance as the Royal Blues secured their first home victory of the season at the third attempt.

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Marius Bülter: That will turn the volume up a notch

On the 29th November 2019, then Union Berlin player Marius Bülter witnessed first-hand how FC Schalke 04 fans celebrate a win with their team in the VELTINS-Arena. Now the new summer signing finally wants to take part in similar celebrations this Saturday after two failed attempts against Hamburger SV and FC Erzgebirge Aue.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We want to give our fans a home win

FC Schalke 04 will face Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday (20:30 CEST) in a North-Rhine-Westfalia derby, with 25,000 fans in the VELTINS-Arena. The Royal Blues will seek to add three points to their tally against Fortuna. “We want to give our fans the gift of a first home win,” said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We weren't sharp or quick enough

After Schalke’s 4-1 defeat to SSV Jahn Regensburg on Saturday, 21 August, both head coaches as well as Dominick Drexler and Simon Terodde gave their post-match thoughts.

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Schalke beaten 4-1 in Regensburg

FC Schalke 04 lost 4-1 away to SSV Jahn Regensburg, who continue to lead the way at the top of the second division.

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Malick Thiaw: Competing for a spot makes you better

Malick Thiaw was sidelined for the DFB-Pokal game against FC 08 Villingen due to a slight thigh issue, before being back in the starting line-up against FC Erzgebirge Aue last weekend. The 20-year-old featured at centre-back again, but in a slightly different role.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Heading to Regensburg to play our game

FC Schalke 04 will travel to face SSV Jahn Regensburg on Saturday (21/8) at 13:00 CEST. Regensburg are currently top of the table, having won all three of their games so far without conceding. Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis isn’t taking the upcoming opponents lightly, but added that “We are FC Schalke 04 and we are heading to Regensburg to play our game.”