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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

33. Spieltag – Bayer Leverkusen – FC Schalke 04

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!”


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.


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.


Schalke fight hard for a point in Leverkusen

The Royal Blues drew 1-1 away in Leverkusen on matchday 33 of the Bundesliga season. Kai Havertz gave the hosts the lead in the first period, before Guido Burgstaller equalised just after the break. Daniel Caligiuri then missed a penalty for S04.


Huub Stevens: The season isn’t over yet

FC Schalke 04’s last away game of the season comes on Saturday (11/5, 15:30 CEST) at Bayern Leverkusen. The hosts are one of four clubs still hoping to qualify for next year’s Champions League.


Sascha Riether: The team is more than just the eleven players

Around two years ago, Sascha Riether said goodbye to the VELTINS-ARENA during a home game against Hamburger SV in 2016/17. Four months later, the right-back made his return to the Royal-Blues. “Schalke came again to me and asked if I wanted to continue playing,” said the 36-year-old.

32. Spieltag – FC Schalke 04 – FC Augsburg

Rabbi Matondo: The goals will come for sure

Rabbi Matondo came on in the dying stages of the derby victory, played 30 minutes against FC Augsburg – and the Welshman is pleased so far. The 18-year-old even nearly scored the match winner on Sunday against Augsburg.

32. Spieltag – FC Schalke 04 – FC Augsburg

Lacking precision in the decisive moments

Schalke players were all of the same opinion following Sunday’s (05/05) goalless draw against FC Augsburg – that they had the better chances of the game but too often lacked the accuracy in the final third.

32. Spieltag – FC Schalke 04 – FC Augsburg

Suat Serder: Need to be more clinical in front of goal

After a scoreless draw against FC Augsburg on Sunday 5th May, Schalke are unhappy to have let key goal-scoring opportunities pass them by. With two games remaining, Schalke are aiming to pick up six points. schalke04.de has all the post-match reactions from the head coaches and players.


S04 draw 0-0 with FCA despite good chances

Schalke had to settle for a 0-0 draw against FC Augsburg on Sunday, despite numerous chances to score.


Omar Mascarell: Give the fans another home victory

With the 4-2 victory against Black-Yellow behind them, Schalke 04 now want to take another step forward to avoiding relegation as they take on FC Augsburg on Sunday (05/05/19, 13:30 CEST). Omar Mascarell said that it is an ‘amazing feeling’ to win the derby but emphasized: “Now we have to be fully focused on the Augsburg game and to keep the three points in Schalke!”


Huub Stevens: That has to give us some confidence

Eight days after the derby win against Dortmund, Schalke are looking towards their next important clash. On Sunday (5/5), the Royal Blues face Augsburg (13:30 CEST). The game should be a decisive factor in the relegation battle heading into the last few games of the season. Head coach Huub Stevens hopes that the success in Dortmund should bring new strength into the team during the final run-in.


Breel Embolo: A very special moment

It’s hard to believe, but actually true: Breel Embolo played in his first ever Revierderby on Saturday (27/4). “I was on the bench for the 4-4 last season, which was a great feeling,” said the Swiss striker, who has missed the other three games against the Black and Yellows due to various injuries. The other time, he wasn’t in the squad.