Bundesliga

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Huub Stevens: Put in a good performance with the fans behind us

FC Schalke 04 will be hoping for a better performance against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday (20/4, 20:30 CEST), than they put in against 1. FC Nürnberg in a 1-1 draw last Friday. There are still a few uncertainties regarding the squad that head coach Huub Stevens will have available to him.

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Weston McKennie: Without football, I am in a bad mood

It was a shocking message that FC Schalke 04 received on the 22nd March in the morning: Weston McKennie was taken off during the USA’s game against Ecuador due to injury. A few hours later, an examination revealed the diagnosis of his injury: an ankle ligament rupture.

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Matija Nastasic: I’ve waited a long time for this goal

Matija Nastasic’s teammates have pointed out more than once that it was about time he finally scored his first Bundesliga goal. The matter has even been brought up several times in interviews. This is all a thing of the past now, with Nastasic getting his goal on his 87th appearance in Royal Blue colours last Friday.

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Benjamin Stambouli: We have to play better

There was a unanimously feeling among the Royal Blues after the 1-1 draw away against 1. FC Nürnberg on Friday night. The team felt they deserved to take a point away from the Max-Morlock-Stadion but captain Benjamin Stambouli admitted: “That wasn’t enough, we have to play better!”

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Disappointed with the result and sympathy for the fans

Only time will tell how important the point claimed last night (12.04) will prove to be, but one thing is clear – nobody involved with the club can be pleased with the performance and the discontent of the travelling Royal Blue fans can certainly be justified.

29. Spieltag – 1. FC Nürnberg – FC Schalke 04

Guido Burgstaller: That wasn’t enough

A point gained, but a poor performance on the night. S04 were disappointed with their 1-1 draw in Nürnberg and schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

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Nastasic cancels out Kubo’s goal: S04 draw 1-1 in Nürnberg

FC Schalke drew 1-1 on Friday evening (12/4) with 1. FC Nürnberg. Alexander Nübel saved a first-half penalty, before Yuya Kubo gave FCN the lead. Matija Nastasic then scored an almost immediate equaliser to secure a point.

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Huub Stevens: It will be difficult for the opponent to beat us

After the disappointing last-minute defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, the Knappen will play their next Bundesliga match on Friday (12/4, 20:30 CEST). The away game against 1.FC Nürnberg could see a number of players return to the side.

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Guido Burgstaller: Play with passion and get the win

After their unlucky defeat to Frankfurt last Saturday, Schalke face 1. FC Nürnberg this Friday evening (20:30 CEST). For Guido Burgstaller, the game isn’t just important because of the current table: “The game is close to my heart. I spent two wonderful years there and I’m massively looking forward to the match.”

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"We will get out of this situation together!"

Immediately after Eintracht Frankfurt stole all three points in the ninth minute of stoppage time on Saturday, the fans continued to chant long after full-time. Shortly afterwards, the team were greeted with applause. Unfortunately, the 2-1 defeat in the VELTINS-Arena meant FC Schalke 04 had nothing to celebrate but the fans in the stands can feel encouraged from the team’s performance.

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Daniel Caligiuri: For me it wasn’t a penalty

Frankfurt head coach Adi Hütter stated that his side was somewhat lucky to win away on Saturday (6/4). Daniel Caligiuri discussed the late penalty in the Mixed Zone, while Guido Burgstaller also gave his thoughts on the defeat.

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Frankfurt win the game in the ninth minute of added time

FC Schalke 04 slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (6/4). Frankfurt, who are unbeaten in 15 games in 2019, scored the winning goal in the ninth minute of added time thanks to a penalty from Luka Jovic.

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Huub Stevens: “We have a good chance if our plan works”

FC Schalke 04 will face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the VELTINS-Arena (6/4), with the visitors currently on a 14 game unbeaten run in all competitions. Huub Stevens is aware of how difficult a challenge it will be and underlined the fact that S04 will only be able to stop Frankfurt’s dangerous attackers by defending as a unit.

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One milestone, two firsts and three important points

From a footballing point of view, Schalke’s 1-0 victory in Hannover on Sunday (31/3) was not exactly a treat. “But that wasn’t to be expected,” admitted head coach Huub Stevens. “In a situation like ours you have to fight, and the guys did that brilliantly.” The Dutchman explained that the group had been lacking confidence due to the recent negative events at the club. Therefore, the three points earned on Sunday are not only important when looking at the table, but also mentally.

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Nassim Boujellab: It’s a dream come true

After impressive performances in training and a strong showing during the friendly in Sevilla, U23s player Nassim Boujellab is starting to make a name for himself. His reward came on Sunday (31/3) in Hannover, when he made his Bundesliga debut after replacing Suat Serdar in the 79th minute.

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Alexander Nübel: The whole team won the match today

The two head coaches both agreed after the final whistle on Sunday (31/3) that the Royal Blues had luck on their side and a fine goalkeeper too. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions from Huub Stevens and Thomas Doll. Alexander Nübel and Head of Sport Jochen Schneider also gave their views on the win in Hannover.

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Suat Serdar scores, Royal Blues win 1-0

FC Schalke 04 won their first game in the Bundesliga for over two months with a 1-0 win over Hannover 96 on Sunday (31/3). Suat Serdar scored the only goal of the game in 39th minute.

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Huub Stevens: The team will give everything to secure a good result

After a two week international break, FC Schalke 04 return to Bundesliga action away against Hannover 96 on Sunday afternoon (15:30 CEST). Royal Blues head coach Huub Stevens is hoping to secure his points since returning to the club. However, the 65 year-old has not given any insight as to who will be available for Schalke on Sunday afternoon.

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Omar Mascarell: We want to finally reward ourselves for our hard work

As a result of adductor pains, Omar Mascarell has been unable to help his team in recent Bundesliga matches. However, the Spaniard is fit once more and celebrated his return from injury in the Trofeo Antonio Puerta match against Sevilla. “It is a great feeling to be back,” said Mascarell.

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Ahmed Kutucu: A player in-between stadiums and studying

After signing his first professional contract with FC Schalke 04 in February, Ahmed Kutucu was able to live out one of his life dreams. Now he’s on the brink of living out another big dream of his: completing his education. The 19-year-old has already completed his first exam and had “a good feeling” about it. Of course, one of his subjects is, unsurprisingly, sport.