Bundesliga

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Benjamin Stambouli: An unacceptable result

Benjamin Stambouli’s comeback was overshadowed by last night’s heavy defeat. 328 days on from his last Bundesliga appearance, Stambouli and his teammates lost 8-0 in their season opener against against defending champions Bayern München on Friday (18/9).

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David Wagner: We didn’t perform well as a group

The Royal Blues were comfortably beaten at Bayern on Friday night (18/9). Schalke04.de has summarised the post-match quotes.

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Heavy defeat on the opening day

FC Schalke 04 began the new Bundesliga season with an emphatic defeat in Munich. FC Bayern beat the Royal Blues 8-0 on Friday night (18/9), with the goals coming from Serge Gnabry (3), Leon Goretzka, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala.

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Familiar faces on both sides

The Royal Blues will open the 2020/21 Bundesliga season away at record champions Bayern München on Friday (18.9, 20:30 CEST). Ahead of the match, schalke04.de has pulled together some interesting facts and figures to the fixture.

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David Wagner: We’re ready and can’t wait to finally get going!

FC Schalke 04’s Bundesliga season will kick off with an away fixture at reigning champions FC Bayern on Friday night (18/9, 20:30 CEST). Head coach David Wagner is looking forward to the opening game. “We are ready and can’t wait to finally get going after our DFB-Pokal game was postponed,” commented Wagner.

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Matchdays 1-8 scheduled – Season opener in Munich

The DFL scheduled the first eight matchdays of the new Bundesliga season on Friday (21/8). FC Schalke 04 will kick off the new Bundesliga campaign on a Friday night away to reigning champions FC Bayern. The Revierderby on matchday 5 will take place on a Saturday evening.

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S04 to face FC Bayern on matchday 1 of 2020/21

FC Schalke 04’s 2020/21 Bundesliga season will kick off away at FC Bayern in Munich. The season opener is scheduled to kick off at 20:30 CEST on 18th September, although this could change.

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David Wagner: Getting the most out of the boys

Five weeks after the end of last season, the Royal Blues started preparations for the new season on Monday. “In the dressing room and on the pitch, you can feel the excitement of the boys. The team are refreshed and are looking lively.”

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Preseason programme: Gelsenkirchen, Herzlake and Austria

FC Schalke 04 have determined the key details regarding their preseason training programme ahead of 2020/21. In total, David Wagner's team will complete two training camps and play eight friendlies in order to best prepare for the new Bundesliga campaign. On Monday, 3 August, training will commence in Gelsenkirchen.

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Football schedule: 2020/21 Bundesliga season begins 18th September

On Friday (10 July), the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) released the schedule for the 2020/21 season. The Bundesliga is set to begin on 18 September. One week before that, the first round of the DFB-Pokal will be played.

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Malick Thiaw signs professional contract until 2024

Malick Thiaw has signed a professional contract with the Royal Blues. The 18-year-old centre-back has also agreed to extend his contract until 2024.

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David Wagner: We deserved to lose

David Wagner and his Freiburg counterpart Christian Streich both gave their thoughts after the final game of the season. Daniel Caligiuri also commented on Schalke’s 4-0 loss away from home.

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S04 beaten 4-0 in Freiburg on the final day

FC Schalke 04 suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat on the final day of the 2019/20 season in Freiburg (27/6). Luca Waldschmidt (20’, 57’), Jonathan Schmid (38’) and Lucas Höler (46’) scored for the home side. The Royal Blues therefore ended the season in 12th.

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David Wagner on Freiburg, personnel and the fans

On Saturday 27 June at 15:30 CEST, FC Schalke 04 will play their final game of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season. But for only a few exceptions, David Wagner will have the same squad available to him as in recent weeks.

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Alessandro Schöpf: We made too many mistakes and gifted goals

The Royal Blues were beaten convincingly by VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (20/6). The S04 players were particularly frustrated with the goals they let in from set pieces.

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Schalke lose 4-1 to Wolfsburg in final home game of the season

The Royal Blues were beaten 4-1 by VfL Wolfsburg in their final home game of 2019/20. Wout Weghorst scored a brace, with Kevin Mbabu and Joao Victor also netting for the Wolves. Rabbi Matondo pulled one back for Schalke.

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Wagner talks up Wolfsburg and leader McKennie ahead of penultimate fixture

S04 play host to VfL Wolfsburg in the final home game of the 2019/20 season on Saturday (20/6, 15:30 CEST). Even though Europe is out of reach for the Royal Blues, head coach David Wagner was clear on his aim to finish the season on a high note.

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David Wagner: Every game helps to develop our young team

Despite an improved second-half performance, the Royal Blues slipped to a 2-1 defeat away at Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday (17/6). Head coach David Wagner and captain Bastian Oczipka gave their thoughts after the game, as well SGE coach Adi Hütter.

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Young S04 side lose 2-1 in Frankfurt

FC Schalke 04 lost 2-1 away to Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday 32 of the Bundesliga season. André Silva and David Abraham scored for the hosts, with Weston McKennie pulling one back with an emphatic header for S04.

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David Wagner: Play like we did against Leverkusen

Three days after the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 will be in Bundesliga action again as they face Eintracht Frankfurt (17/6). The away match will kick off at 18:30 CEST, with S04 looking to build on their strong performance from Sunday.