Bundesliga

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Guido Burgstaller: The fans’ support was amazing

Both coaches agreed that Bayern deserved to win the game on Saturday (24/8), although David Wagner felt the scoreline was too high. Niko Kovac praised Robert Lewandowski’s clinical nature, while Guido Burgstaller praised the home support.

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Lewandowski bags a hat trick as Schalke lose 3-0 to Bayern

FC Schalke 04 have lost their first home game of the new season. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick for the visitors to secure a 3-0 win for the reigning Bundesliga champions. Despite the result, the Royal Blues put in a fairly strong performance.

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David Wagner: We have to be confident and brave

David Wagner’s home debut in charge of Schalke will come against FC Bayern tomorrow. “We can’t wait for the match. I have sensed the lads’ excitement all week in training,” said the coach ahead of the fixture with the record German champions (24/8, 18:30 CEST).

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Sascha Riether: You can see we’re developing

The new first-team coordinator is pleased with the start of the new season. After all, Sascha Riether has had mixed experiences in that regard as a former player himself. The 36-year old spoke to schalke04.de about the team’s performance against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Royal Blues’ tactical approach and the challenges ahead.

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04 debuts, a milestone reached and one still to come

The 0-0 draw against Mönchengladbach may not have produced any goals, but there were still one or two interesting additions to the stats book.

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Alexander Nübel: We were very compact at the back

Both coaches were mainly satisfied after the goalless draw in BORUSSIA-Park. David Wagner praised his side for their passionate defending, while Marco Rose was also happy enough with his side’s display. Captain Alexander Nübel and Daniel Caligiuri both spoke to schalke04.de after the game.

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S04 pick up a point on the opening day at Gladbach

FC Schalke 04 have started the new Bundesliga season with a point away in Mönchengladbach. David Wagner’s Bundesliga managerial debut finished 0-0 on Saturday evening (17/8). New Borussia coach Marco Rose also took charge of his first game at the club.

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David Wagner: We can’t wait to get going

After 48 days of preparation, the Bundesliga season will finally kick off for FC Schalke 04. The Royal Blues’ first game is away against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (18:30 CEST). “The team is really excited for the first game. We can’t wait to get going,” said David Wagner, who will make his Bundesliga managerial debut at BORUSSIA-Park.

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Matchdays 1-6 scheduled

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) have confirmed the kick-off times for the first six matchdays of the 2019/20 season. Schalke's first two matches both take place at 18:30 on Saturday evening - first away at Mönchengladbach, followed by a VELTINS-Arena opener against reigning champions Bayern.

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Two big games to start: Away at Mönchengladbach, then home against Bayern

FC Schalke 04 will start the 2019/20 season away from home as they travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach. The game will be played on August 17th or 18th.

34. Spieltag – FC Schalke 04 – VfB Stuttgart

Benjamin Stambouli: Take the positives from the season

A goalless draw at home to VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (18/05) ended a Bundesliga campaign that FC Schalke 04 will want to forget as soon as possible. Benjamin Stambouli wants to take all the positives from the season into the 19/20 campaign.

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Huub Stevens: I’m looking forward to my rest now

After his final press conference as head coach, Huub Stevens thanked his colleagues for their hard work. VfB coach Nico Willig wished the Dutchman all the best and added that the 65-year-old is one of his role models. Daniel Caligiuri and Alexander Nübel also gave their thoughts after the game. schalke04.de has summarised all their post-match reactions.

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One last time for Sascha Riether

Ahead of kick off on Schalke’s final game of the season against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (18/05), Schalke said goodbye to two players. Whilst Jeffrey Bruma will return to VfL Wolfsburg upon expiry of his loan, Sascha Riether will retire from professional football.

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Huub Stevens‘ last game as coach ends goalless

FC Schalke 04 finished the 2018/19 season with a 0-0 home draw against VfB Stuttgart. It was Huub Stevens’ last game as head coach, after he took over as interim manager in March. He will now return to his position on the supervisory board.

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Huub Stevens: We still have to make amends

The 2018/19 season will end on Saturday (18/5) with a home game against VfB Stuttgart (15:30 CEST). “It’s not over yet,” said Huub Stevens, who underlined the fact that the Royal Blues will not be taking their foot of the gas against the team who will play a relegation play-off at the end of the season.

33. Spieltag – Bayer Leverkusen – FC Schalke 04

Nassim Boujellab: I’ve worked my entire life for this

Nassim Boujellab celebrated two firsts during Schalke’s 1-1 draw against Leverkusen: not only did he play the full 90 minutes, he also picked up his first assist after playing a spectacular pass through to Guido Burgstaller.

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Daniel Caligiuri: I’ll bury the next one

It was an unusual feeling for Daniel Caligiuri after the 31-year-old missed from the spot in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Leverkusen—just the second time he’s done so in his career. “It just wasn’t a good shot, I had too many thoughts in my head,” Caligiuri said about the miss. “Next time, I’ll step up to the spot again, and I’ll score!”

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Jochen Schneider: End the disappointing season with a win

Jochen Schneider saw two sides to Schalke in the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend. “The first half wasn’t what we expected. It was a bit like a friendly game, the tension was missing,” said the 48-year-old. However, he enjoyed the second 45 minutes.

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A strong performance and a hard-fought point

Saturday’s match between Schalke and Leverkusen had plenty to offer: unused chances, a missed penalty, a penalty that was given and then taken away, and a goal for each side. In the end, Schalke took home a hard-fought but well-deserved point after a strong second half performance.

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Guido Burgstaller: Always a great feeling to score

The Knappen managed to take a point at Bayer Leverkusen (11/5) on Saturday, mainly thanks to a strong second-half performance. S04 could have taken the lead, but missed the chance from the penalty spot. Despite that, the players and head coach agreed that a point was fair. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.