Bundesliga

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We’ll take on the next challenge

After the final game of the season, Dimitrios Grammozis and his Köln counterpart Friedhelm Funkel spoke about the important win for the home side. Ralf Fährmann also talked about the matchday 34 defeat.

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1-0 defeat at Köln on the final day

FC Schalke 04 ended the 2020/21 season with a 1-0 defeat away to 1. FC Köln. Sebastiaan Bornauw scored the winning goal late on to secure the relegation play-off place for the hosts, meaning Werder Bremen will join the Royal Blues in the second tier next season.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Maintaining the momentum from the Frankfurt victory

FC Schalke 04 will conclude the 2020/21 season on Saturday as they take on 1. FC Köln away from home (15:30 CEST). Following the 4-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, head coach Dimitrios Grammozis spoke about using the momentum from the victory to end the season on a positive note.

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Timo Becker: We want to win for ourselves!

Timo Becker has been a fixed presence in the Schalke team during the Rückrunde. He played the full 90 in 13 of the last 16 league games and has left the impression that he is a player the club can build on moving beyond this season. “I got my chance – and I think I took it pretty well,” the defender said two weeks ago upon extending his contract until 30th June 2023.

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Blendi Idrizi: Celebration was a thank you for the opportunity I was given

U23s player Blendi Idrizi was one of the happiest men in the VELTINS-Arena after Saturday’s 4-3 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The midfielder, who was able to score his first goal in only his second Bundesliga game, spoke to schalke04.de about the last few days, his goal, the celebration, and the final game of the season against 1. FC Köln.

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First Bundesliga goal and win for Florian Flick

The 60th minute of Schalke’s win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday is something that Florian Flick will never forget. With an hour on the clock against the Eagles, the U23s midfielder scored his first ever goal in the Bundesliga. “I still can’t really believe that it all happened,” said the academy graduate following the final whistle.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We gave our all right until the final whistle

Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis praised his side for a committed performance after the 4-3 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (15/5). Frankfurt boss Adi Hütter, on the other hand, was disappointed after the defeat. Blendi Idrizi, who scored his first Bundesliga goal, also spoke to the media.

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S04 beat Frankfurt 4-3 at home

FC Schalke 04 won their final home game of the season, defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on Saturday (15/5). Blendi Idrizi and Florian Flick both scored their first Bundesliga goals against the Eagles, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Matthew Hoppe were also on target.

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Final home game of the season against Frankfurt

FC Schalke 04 will take on Eintracht Frankfurt in their final match at the VELTINS-Arena this season on Saturday (15/5, 15:30 CEST). Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis is expecting a tough match.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: The last few minutes were typical of this season

After a 2-1 defeat to Hertha BSC, both head coaches plus Shkodran Mustafi spoke to the media.

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Schalke defeated by Hertha despite early Harit goal

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 2-1 at home by Hertha BSC on Wednesday (12/5). Amine Harit gave S04 an early lead, before goals from Dedryck Boyata and Jessic Ngankam gave the visitors the win.

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Hertha game can go ahead

Tuesday’s PCR tests (11 May) confirmed a further positive coronavirus case in the FC Schalke 04 first team. The player in question is now in strict isolation within the quarantine training camp. He is now the third player with a positive coronavirus test result. The other two players were already isolating at home before the quarantine training camp began. Four other players, who were categorised in ‘contact group one’ are also under quarantine.

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S04 take on Hertha BSC in rescheduled fixture

FC Schalke 04 will host Hertha BSC in the VELTINS-Arena on Wednesday (12 May, 18:00 CEST) in the rescheduled Matchday 31 fixture. "We will work on a strategy with the players in order to play a good game and get as much as possible out of it. That’s our focus," said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis. "We are aware that we need to show a different side to us from the one in the second half against Hoffenheim," he underlined.

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Ralf Fährmann: That just wasn’t good enough

Despite a 2-0 lead at half time, Schalke were beaten in Sinsheim on Saturday afternoon by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Both head coaches spoke to the media about the game, while Sead Kolasinac and Ralf Fährmann also discussed the defeat.

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Royal Blues lose 4-2 in Hoffenheim

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 4-2 away at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon. Mark Uth and Shkodran Mustafi put S04 ahead with two first-half goals, before the hosts turned the game around with goals from Andrej Kramaric, Kevin Akpoguma, Christoph Baumgartner and Ihlas Bebou after the break.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: The focus is back on football

Despite relegation to Bundesliga 2 being confirmed on the last matchday, FC Schalke 04 will not be taking it easy for the remainder of the season, said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis. Ahead of Saturday’s game at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (8/5, 15:30 CEST), Grammozis said “We are fully focused on the remaining four games and want to pick up as many points as possible.”

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Home game against Hertha rescheduled

A new date for the postponed home game against Hertha BSC has been announced. S04 will take on the side from the capital on Wednesday, 12th May (18:00 CEST).

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Dimitrios Grammozis: A really sad time for all Schalker

The 1-0 loss in Bielefeld on Tuesday night (20/4) confirmed that S04 will spend next season in the second division. Both head coaches plus Gerald Asamoah commented on the 90 minutes in the SchücoArena as well as Schalke’s situation.

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1-0 defeat in Bielefeld confirms S04 will play in the second tier next season

FC Schalke 04 lost 1-0 at Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday night (20/4). The only goal of the game was scored by Fabian Klos (50’). As a result, the Royal Blues can no longer avoid falling into the second division, with a 13-point gap now between them and the relegation play-off position and just four games to play.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Showing an appropriate reaction against Bielefeld

Following a disappointing performance in Freiburg, the Royal Blues are looking to bounce back against Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday (20/4, 20:30 CEST) by building on their efforts against Leverkusen and Augsburg. Benito Raman could make his return to head coach Dimitrios Grammozis’ squad.