Bundesliga

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Christian Heidel: We’re a tight knit bunch

With four games played, Schalke find themselves last in the table and yet to pick up a point. Christian Heidel understands the criticism that has come with the disappointing start, but is still certain that the successes will come. The sporting director spoke about the “Franco di Santo incident”, a goosebump-inducing team meeting, the upcoming test against Freiburg and the Schalke fans whose support is more important than ever in times like these.

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Domenico Tedesco: Hungry for success

FC Schalke 04 travel to SC Freiburg on Tuesday evening (20:30 CEST) in search of their first Bundesliga points of the season and head coach Domenico Tedesco is convinced that the Bundesliga table will look a bit prettier for the Royal-Blues after the clash in the Schwarzwald-Stadion.

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SC Freiburg – Guaranteed goals

SC Freiburg got their first Bundesliga win of the season at the weekend, laying down a marker with a 3-1 away win at Wolfsburg. Their biggest defensive talent was sold in the summer and that money was invested in strengthening their squad depth. Whilst the attackers are proving their worth, there are still question marks surrounding Freiburg’s defence.

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Cut out the mistakes

Schalke’s loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday evening was not an unfair result, but it could have been prevented. Annoyingly, Die Königsblauen yet again conceded the first goal from a set piece. Captain Ralf Fährmann knows that Schalke will have to knuckle down and work hard if they are to turn things around.

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“We need to collectively deal with this situation”

Domenico Tedesco and Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac analysed the 2-0 victory for the visitors. Captain Ralf Fährmann and Sebastian Rudy also gave their thoughts, with schalke04.de summarising the interviews.

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Schalke fall to a 2-0 defeat against Bayern

Schalke 04 suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Bayern München on Saturday, 22nd September. James Rodriguez opened the scoring after just eight minutes for the record champions, with Robert Lewandowski converting a penalty for 2-0 in the second half. Schalke are now without any points after the first four Bundesliga matchdays.

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“We want to send out a message against Bayern”

Four days after the intensive Champions League game against FC Porto, Schalke will take on Bayern München on Saturday (22/09, 18:30 CEST) in the VELTINS-Arena. Head coach Domenico Tedesco is counting on both his players’ mentality and the support of the fans.

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Heads up, keep working hard

Die Königsblauen had 16 shots on goal in their match against Borussia Mönchengladbach yesterday. A good amount, but there was a downside of course. Only Breel Embolo managed to score with an attractive strike, but the Swiss international’s goal in injury time served only as a consolation, as the Foals won 2-1.

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“It’s when things aren’t going so well that a club proves its worth”

It hasn’t been the start to the season that Christian Heidel was hoping for. However, the sporting director is staying positive. schalke04.de spoke to the 55-year-old about the defeat in Mönchengladbach, the current goal drought, support from the fans, and the upcoming Champions League fixture against FC Porto.

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"We need to get back on track soon"

Domenico Tedesco feels that Schalke deserved a point after the 2-1 defeat in Mönchengladbach. Tedesco, alongside home coach Dieter Hecking, analysed the 90 minutes in the Borussia-Park. Attackers Mark Uth and Guido Burgstaller also gave their thoughts, which Schalke04.de have summarised.

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Schalke lose 2-1 to Mönchengladbach

The Royal Blues are still waiting for their first points of the new Bundesliga sesaon. S04 lost 2-1 at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 3. Matthias Ginter and Patrick Herrmann scored the goals for the foals, with Breel Embolo scoring a consolation in the 93rd minute.

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Domenico Tedesco: Mistakes are allowed, as long as we show intent

The Royal Blues are looking to secure their first Bundesliga win of the season with an attacking mindset in Mönchengladbach on Saturday (15.09., 18:30 CEST). Domenico Tedesco emphasised the strength of his squad, but also warned of the opponent’s own quality.

VELTINS-Arena

Matchdays 7-14 timetabled - Saturday afternoon derby.

On Wednesday (05.09.18), the DFL timetabled Bundesliga Matchdays 7-14. Schalke's derby against Dortmund will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 8th December at 15.30 (CET) in the VELTINS-Arena. Schalke will also have five other Saturday matchdays and two Sunday matchdays.

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“We’re a positive-thinking team”

Schalke didn’t imagine that their season would start like this. The Royal Blues followed up last weekend’s loss against Wolfsburg with another defeat; this time at home to Hertha Berlin. The team are remaining optimistic however, and are convinced that things will start to look up soon. There’s no reason to panic.

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"A very poor second half"

Head coach Domenico Tedesco and players Ralf Fährmann and Sebastian Rudy were disappointed after the 2-0 defeat to Hertha. Pal Dardai on the other hand was delighted. schalke04.de has summarised their thoughts.

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Schalke lose 2-0 to Hertha BSC

FC Schalke 04 are still waiting for their first win of the Bundesliga season. On Sunday 2nd August, the Royal Blues lost 2-0 to Hertha BSC, with both goals coming from Ondrej Duda.

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Domenico Tedesco: Many candidates to start against Berlin

After more than three and a half months, Domenico Tedesco can’t wait for the return of league football to the VELTINS-Arena on Sunday, 2nd September when Schalke face Hertha Berlin (18:00 CEST). “We’re incredibly excited for our first home match of the season” said the head coach. There are still a few tickets available for the match.

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We need to be self critical and put this defeat behind us

Since mid-May the lack of football has meant Schalke fans could spend their Saturday afternoons in pleasant relaxation. However, the summer football drought made Saturday’s Bundesliga opener all the more nerve-wracking. The game against VfL Wolfsburg didn’t bring any points for Schalke, but it did bring up a lot of talking points.

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Ralf Fährmann: We deserved a point

There are plenty of talking points after the 2-1 defeat in Wolfsburg. Both coaches gave their opinions on the battle in the Volkswagen Arena, as well as captain Ralf Fährmann and Mark Uth. schalke04.de have summarised the four post-match interviews.

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Last-minute defeat after a dramatic match in Wolfsburg

FC Schalke 04 suffered a 2-1 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg in their opening Bundesliga match of the season. The match-winning goal was scored by substitute Daniel Ginczek in the fourth minute of added time. The second half was full of plenty of drama, with Matija Nastasic seeing the red card after VAR intervention and Wout Weghorst seeing his red card overturned by VAR in turn.