Bundesliga

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A lot of positives, but no points

After five games unbeaten, FC Schalke suffered defeat on Sunday (20/10) at Hoffenheim. The 2-0 scoreline didn’t however reflect the run of play. The Royal Blues dominated the majority of the game in the PreZero Arena, but failed to take chances and ultimately came away with nothing.

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David Wagner: We didn’t find space in the final third

Despite a strong performance, the Royal Blues slipped to a 2-0 defeat on matchday 8 in Sinsheim. Everybody agreed that the Knappen weren’t clinical enough in the final third.

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Schalke lose 2-0 at Hoffenheim

Schalke suffered a 2-0 defeat away against Hoffenheim on Sunday evening. Andrej Kramaric and Ihlas Bebou scored second-half goals for the hosts in Sinsheim.

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David Wagner: A squad full of good options

The Bundesliga is finally back this weekend after a two-week break. FC Schalke 04 face an away game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday 20th (18:00 CEST). It will be a trip down memory lane for head coach David Wagner.

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Amine Harit is Bundesliga ‘Player of the Month’ for September

Latest award for Amine Harit: The Schalke 04 midfielder has been voted Bundesliga ‘Player of the Month’ for September.

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Suat Serdar: I am incredibly proud of my achievement

As of last week, Suat Serdar can officially call himself a Germany international. The 22-year-old’s debut appearance for his country came in a 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina on 9th October. “It was an amazing experience and it was a lot of fun to be there. I am extremely proud of my achievement,” says Serdar, who also makes sure to thank everyone who “helped [him] on the way to this goal.”

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Bastian Oczipka: There must be competition for places

After a personally disappointing preseason, Bastian Oczipka – as well as the rest of the team – is back to his normal self. Although the dropped points due to the last-minute equaliser against 1. FC Köln were annoying, it is “nice that we can be happy for little while”.

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Suat Serdar: We should have seen the win out

Schalke were just seconds away from a fifth straight win in the Bundesliga. Coaches David Wagner and Achim Beierlorzer both agreed that a draw was a fair result. Suat Serdar was frustrated that S04 failed to add a second goal to seal the win. Alexander Nübel also gave his opinion on the frustrating draw.

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Köln equalise in last minute to draw 1-1

FC Schalke 04 narrowly missed out on their fifth straight win on Saturday evening (5/10). Suat Serdar gave S04 the lead in the 72nd minute, however Jonas Hector headed home in injury time to rob the hosts of all three points.

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David Wagner: Hungry and eager for the fifth consecutive win

FC Schalke 04 are on a roll.David Wagner’s team have now won four on the trott. "And we will do everything we can to win the fifth game in a row," promised the head coach before the duel with 1. FC Cologne on Saturday (5/10/19, 18.30 CEST) at the VELTINS Arena.

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Rabbi Matondo: Everyone is desperate to start

Last Saturday was a great day at the office for Rabbi Matondo as the 19-year-old celebrated a 3-1 victory at league leaders RB Leipzig in a game which also saw him score his first Bundesliga goal in his first start this season.

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Guido Burgstaller: Hungry for the ball

David Wagner was quick to talk about his “lactic-acid junkies” after the Leipzig match. The head coach was keen to find out how far his team had run during the game, and for a good reason: the Royal Blues covered a whopping 124.4 km over the course of the 90 minutes – two kilometres more than RB Leipzig. Guido Burgstaller ran 12.74 km - the farthest of anyone on the pitch.

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Rabbi Matondo: An unbelievable feeling

David Wagner was proud of his side after the win in Leipzig, while Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was frustrated with his team’s poor decision making. Rabbi Matondo was especially happy after scoring his first ever Bundesliga goal. Amine Harit also spoke to schalke04.de after he scored for the third game in a row too.

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Brilliant S04 win 3-1 in Leipzig

FC Schalke 04 defeated the previously unbeaten table-toppers RB Leipzig on Saturday (28/9). Salif Sané (29’), Amine Harit (43’) and Rabbi Matondo scored the goals in the 3-1 win. Emil Forsberg’s late goal only came as a consolation for the hosts.

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David Wagner: The moments a coach loves

FC Schalke 04 have a tricky task ahead of them on Saturday (28/9/19). "RB Leipzig have a lot of quality in their team and they’re a serious candidate for the title this year, so we want to try and compete with them and it starts here,” said head coach David Wagner before the team travel to the league leaders ahead of a 15:30 CEST kick off.

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Matchdays 14-17 now scheduled

The DFL announced the dates and times for the final four matchdays before the winter break on Thursday (26/9). 2019 will end at home against SC Freiburg on a Saturday (15:30 CEST).

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Omar Mascarell: We are top fit

The goalscorers Amine Harit and Suat Serdar stood out in the 2-1 win over Mainz, but one man who was equally important for the three points was Omar Mascarell. The defensive midfielder broke up a number of attacks, was confident on the ball and ran 12.77km on the pitch. The Spanish ran the most out of any players on matchday 5.

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Amine Harit: “The best goal of my career’

Amine Harit made the crowd go wild with his skilful effort on Friday, making it 2-1. “I couldn’t hear myself think when the goal went in; it was so loud,” the match winner said about the atmosphere in the stadium. “It was simply amazing. Both for us as a team, and on a personal note. Three points, a goal and an assist – it was a perfect evening for me.”

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Suat Serdar: Everybody fights for one another

David Wagner felt his side was slightly lucky to pick up a 2-1 win over Mainz after a below-par second-half performance. Mainz coach Sandro Schwarz was frustrated that his team failed to take anything from the game after Amine Harit’s moment of magic. Suat Serdar and Benjamin Stambouli also gave their thoughts after the game.

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S04 win 2-1 against Mainz thanks to Amine Harit’s wonder goal

FC Schalke 04 picked up a 2-1 victory in front of their fans against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Friday night (20/9/19). That’s now the third win in a row for David Wagner’s side. Suat Serdar (36’) and Amine Harit (89’) were the goal scorers in the VELTINS-Arena.