Christian Heidel: Moaning will solve nothing

It would be safe to say that a team couldn’t be any more unlucky with injuries than Schalke right now. Breel Embolo, Mark Uth, Steven Skrzybski and Franco Di Santo were all ruled out of the derby, while Guido Burgstaller had to be taken off in the first half. Cedric Teuchert, the only striker on the bench, is still not 100% fit after his injury and has only trained two or three times.


Domenico Tedesco: We are lacking that cutting edge

After a draw and a win in his first two derby matches, Domenico Tedesco suffered his first defeat as Schalke coach to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (8/12). The 33-year-old analysed the defeat at the press conference alongside BVB chief, Lucien Favre. Goalscorer Daniel Caligiuri and captain Ralf Fährmann also gave their opinions in the mixed zone.

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S04 lose the derby 2-1

After not losing any of their last five derby encounters, FC Schalke 04 were on the wrong end of the scoreline on Saturday (8/12). In the 153th meeting between the two sides, Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 thanks to goals from Thomas Delaney (7’) and Jadon Sancho (74’). Daniel Caligiuri had earlier equalised from the penalty spot after around an hour.


2019/2020 Bundesliga Season to begin on third weekend of August

The president of the German football association (DFB) announced the start and end dates for the 2019/2020 Bundesliga season on Friday. The Bundesliga will begin on the third weekend of August (16th-18th August 2019).


Christian Heidel: Victory in the derby can have a massive effect

Christian Heidel has overseen four derbies as sporting director of Schalke 04 and is still unbeaten. “We all believe that we can make this one a positive experience,” said the 55-year-old.


Domenico Tedesco: No underdog, no favourite

The 153rd Revierderby is close and the team, coaches and fans are all ready. Every Schalke fan will be ready for kick-off against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (8/12/18, 15:30 CET) in the Veltins Arena. Domenico Tedesco is looking forward to the big game.


Alessandro Schöpf: Fighting spirit and strong mentality

Shortly after full time in Sinsheim, the players and fans turned their attention to the upcoming derby. “A derby is always something extra special,” said Alessandro Schöpf ahead of the game on Saturday in the VELTINS-Arena. “This match is incredibly important in the Ruhr area.”


A good feeling going into the derby

Shortly after the final whistle in the game against Hoffenheim, Schalke started looking forward to the next game. Everyone's focus is now on a game that hasn’t even been played yet. The Revierderby will take place during the upcoming match day. The 1-1 draw in Sinsheim didn’t leave the Royal Blues overjoyed, however they will feel optimistic in their preparations for the derby.

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Bastian Oczipka: Take this mentality and power with us into the derby

Schalke and Hoffenheim drew 1-1 on Saturday, in a game surrounded by handball and penalty controversy. Daniel Caligiuri wanted to see his team be given a second penalty, yet is still pleased to travel back to Gelsenkirchen with one point, as is Domenico Tedesco, even though his team could have ended the match with more. Bastian Oczipka wants to take the momentum from the game into next weekend’s derby. schalke04.de compiled their reaction after the match.


Courageous Schalke earn a point in Sinsheim

Schalke earned a valuable point on Saturday away at Hoffenheim. Andrej Kramaric put the hosts ahead with a penalty kick, before Nabil Bentaleb levelled the scores, also from the spot.


A right-footed rarity for Bastian Oczipka

Bastian Oczipka sealed the dream comeback yesterday. Schalke were already two goals to the good in stoppage time when the left-back fired a right-footed shot in from distance in his first Bundesliga game for over six months.


Steven Skrzybski: An amazing day

Domenico Tedesco was beaming after Schalke’s 5-2 win over 1. FC Nürnberg. His opposite number Michael Köllner was obviously disappointed, and had expected more. Steven Skrzybski was perhaps the happiest man of all, after getting a brace on his first start for the club. Guido Burgstaller was also among the goalscorers, coming back to haunt his former club.


Clinical Schalke put five past Nürnberg

FC Schalke 04 celebrated their biggest win under Domenico Tedesco in Saturday night’s meeting with 1. FC Nürnberg at the VELTINS-Arena, storming to a 5-2 victory. Steven Skrzybski netted twice on his first Bundesliga start, with Amine Harit, Guido Burgstaller and Bastian Oczipka providing the other goals.


Domenico Tedesco: We have a desire to shape the game

After the dampener in Frankfurt and a Bundesliga-free weekend, the Royal Blues have the chance on Saturday (24/11) to turn their luck around before the winter break. Schalke face 1. FC Nürnberg in the Veltins-Arena at 18:30 CET. Head coach Domenico Tedesco is approaching the game with a positive outlook.


Knuckle down and pick up as many points as possible

After beating 1. FC Köln in the DFB-Pokal, the 3-1 win against Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga and the 2-0 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League, Schalke lost to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. “We’re all very disappointed. The 0-3 loss in Frankfurt really hurts,” said Daniel Caligiuri.


Domenico Tedesco: “It was an even game until the 60th minute”

Domenico Tedesco and Adi Hütter were both in agreement with each other after Frankfurt’s 3-0 win over Schalke. The head coaches both pointed to the 60th minute as a turning point and agreed that the win was deserved. Alessandro Schöpf also gave his thoughts on the game in the Commzerbank-Arena. Schalke04.de has summarised the reactions from the trio.


S04 lose 3-0 in Frankfurt

FC Schalke 04 were unable to stop Eintracht Frankfurt’s excellent form on Sunday (11/11). The hosts, who are now unbeaten in nine games, defeated the Royal Blues 3-0. Luka Jovic scored twice and Sebastien Haller once for the Eagles.


Domenico Tedesco: “It’s a tough task that we’ll have to smash through”

There are a lot of things easier than playing Frankfurt away at the moment. Eintracht currently have the strongest home form in the Bundesliga and collected 13 points from their past five games. They’re also unbeaten in eight in all competitions. “It’s a tough task that we’ll have to smash through,” said Domenico Tedesco on the game.

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Matchdays 15 to 21 scheduled

The DFL (German Football League) has scheduled matchdays 15-21 on Wednesday (7/11). During this period, Schalke have two games on a Saturday at 15:30 (CET), two at 18:30 on Saturday evenings and one on a Friday night at 20:30 (CET). The othew two fixtures take place on a Sunday at 18:00 (CET) and a Wednesday at 18:30 (CET).

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Hard work finally rewarded with goals

Schalke 04 fought their way to a 3-1 home success on Saturday (3/11) against Hannover 96. Domenico Tedesco and Christian Heidel were happy that Mark Uth and Breel Embolo could finally get their rewards for their hard work, but also saw room for improvement for the team.