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Leon Goretzka: "We weren't clinical enough"

A disappointed Domenico Tedesco, Leon Goretzka, Ralf Fährmann and Franco Di Santo share their thoughts following the 2-2 draw in Cologne. schalke04.de brings you all the reactions.

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S04 let lead slip to draw 2-2 in Cologne

FC Schalke 04 let a two-goal lead slip on Sunday (22.4) to draw 2-2 in Cologne. Breel Embolo (5’) and Yevhen Konoplyanka (23’) gave the Royal Blues a comfortable lead early on, but the team struggled to made further chances count. The Billy Goats pulled one back through Leon Bittencourt (26’) before Marcel Risse fired in a free kick in the 83rd to snatch a point.

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Domenico Tedesco: Cleared our heads from the disappointment

After their harsh exit from the DFB-Pokal in the semi-final, FC Schalke 04 now turn their focus fully to the Bundesliga run-in. “Obviously the team were disappointed after the defeat. We’ve collected our thoughts and are now looking ahead to the upcoming clash. We’ve cleared our heads,” said Domenico Tedesco ahead of Sunday’s trip to 1. FC Köln.

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Guido Burgstaller: I didn’t doubt for a second we’d not win the derby

Though Guido Burgstaller was unable to get on the scoresheet like in reverse fixture this time around, the striker was one of the Knappen’s stand-out performers on Sunday in the 2-0 win. The Austria international hunted down every ball, fought for every challenge and continually was putting the team on the front. “I just wanted to win the game!” emphasised the 28-year-old.

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Domenico Tedesco shares praise with his team

At 26 minutes past five on Sunday afternoon, when referee Manuel Gräfe blew for full time in the 152nd Revierderby, Domenico Tedesco fell to his knees in jubilation, clenched his fist and punched the ground multiple times. Yet another sign of just how much this job at FC Schalke 04 means to the 32-year-old, which is exactly what the fans love him for.

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Domenico Tedesco: Hard work paid off

After the deserved and well-celebrated 2-0 win in the derby, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger react to the afternoon’s action.

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Ralf Fährmann: A great day for the whole club

After the deserved and well-celebrated 2-0 win in the derby, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger react to the afternoon’s action.

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2-0 win in the derby – S04 extend lead in second

FC Schalke 04 won the 152nd edition of the Revierderby this Sunday. In front of a crowd of 61,786 fans in a sold-out VELTINS-Arena including Raul, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Naldo grabbed the goals for the Royal Blues. The three points mean Schalke solidify their grip on second spot. Schalke are now four points ahead of Dortmund who now find themselves in fourth place.

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Domenico Tedesco: We need passion, but also a clear mind

The 152nd derby in all competitions is also Domenico Tedesco’s first home match against the black and yellow team. The Royal Blues’ head coach was aware of the meaning and importance of the derby to the club, the fans and the general public in the region as well as far away well before the historic 4-4 game in the reverse fixture. “It’s simply the mother of all derbies,” says the 32-year-old ahead of Sunday’s clash (14th April, KO 15:30 CEST) in the VELTINS-Arena.

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Leon Goretzka: The first half was really, really poor

After the final whistle, Guido Burgstaller and Leon Goretzka were in agreement in Hamburg: the hosts deserved to win. We spoke to the disappointed duo after the game.

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Domenico Tedesco: A highly deserved win for HSV

One coach lost their first game in six, the other celebrated their first ever Bundesliga win. After the full time whistle in the Volksparkstadion, Domenico Tedesco and Christian Titz reflected on the 3-2 win for Hamburger SV. We noted what they had to say.

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S04’s winning run ends with defeat in Hamburg

After six wins in a row, FC Schalke 04 were finally defeated on Saturday evening. Schalke narrowly lost 3-2 to Hamburger SV. Naldo and Guido Burgstaller got on the scoresheet for the Royal Blues but Filip Kostic, Lewis Holtby and Aaron Hunt got the three points for the hosts.

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Domenico Tedesco: The die is not yet cast for HSV!

After six wins in a row, Schalke head into the game against Hamburger SV with their heads held high. The game in the Volksparkstadion kicks off at 18:30 CEST, where the boys will be up against one of the Bundesliga’s founding members. For HSV however, this season has been somewhat of an anomaly so far as they find themselves on a 15-game wait for a victory and rooted to the bottom of the table.

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Domenico Tedesco: It was the tough game we expected

After Schalke'S 2-0 this afternoon over SC Freiburg, we noted what head coaches Domenico Tedesco and Christian Streich had to say about the game.

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Daniel Caligiuri: The lads played with courage

Against SC Freiburg, Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller got on the scoresheet. We spoke to them both after the 2-0 win.

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2-0 win over Freiburg sees S04 level club record

FC Schalke 04 celebrated their sixth consecutive win this Saturday afternoon over SC Freiburg. Schalke have managed this feat twice before in the 2004/2005 and 2006/2007 seasons respectively. The goalscorers for Schalke were Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller.

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Domenico Tedesco: Freiburg are a tough opponent

FC Schalke 04 go into Saturday afternoon’s clash with SC Freiburg full of confidence. Despite the recent run of form, Domenico Tedesco emphasised the clash with the side in fourteenth place won’t be an easy one. “Playing against Freiburg is always tough,” said the Royal Blues’ head coach.

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Benjamin Stambouli: We're ready for the run-in

Benjamin Stambouli has already made 24 appearances for the Royal Blues this season. After his last win in a Schalke shirt however, the Frenchman is glad of the rest this international break brings, “The break is a good thing. Even just in terms of mentality it is important to be able to unwind.”

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Pablo Insua: The most difficult time of my life!

Pablo Insua has faced seven months out due to a pericardial inflammation among other things. The long period of suffering finally ended on Saturday (17th March) in Wolfsburg, when the Spaniard was brought on in the 64th minute and celebrated his Bundesliga debut. It was clear that he had been champing at the bit for that moment for a long time, as the 24-year-old did not shy away from any challenge and helped to bring Schalke their fifth win in a row.

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Bastian Oczipka: My move has surpassed all expectations

Bastian Oczipka recently played his 200th Bundesliga appearances against VfL Wolfsburg. The 29-year-old, who came to Gelsenkirchen at the start of the season is very proud with his landmark achievement but nevertheless hopes to add more games to his tally in a Schalke shirt.