Bundesliga

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Matchdays 18 to 21 scheduled – S04 to play 2020 opener

On Thursday (November 11), the DFL announced the exact dates and times for matchdays 18 to 21. Their first competitive fixture of the New Year sees the Royal Blues welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the VELTINS-Arena on Friday, 17 January at 20:30 CET. Schalke will be kicking off 2020 in the Bundesliga.

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Daniel Caligiuri: The game brought us together more as a team

With his two assists, Daniel Caligiuri contributed heavily to the win against FC Augsburg at the WWK Arena last Sunday (3/11/19). The 31-year-old knows that the team didn’t put in a good performance in the first half, but he praised the team’s mentality and character.

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An impressive debut and continuing a remarkable streak

FC Schalke 04 celebrated extending an impressive victory over FC Augsburg and a new arrival celebrated a fantastic debut performance in the 3-2 Bundesliga win against FCA.

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Alexander Nübel: We showed a lot of character

Despite an early injury and going behind twice, Schalke still managed to win in Augsburg on Sunday evening (3/11). David Wagner, Alex Nübel and Amine Harit were all pleased with the character the side showed.

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S04 come from behind to win in Augsburg

FC Schalke 04 picked up an important win in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening (3/11). David Wagner’s side won 3-2 in Augsburg. Stefan Lichtsteiner scored an own goal to level things before the break, as Ozan Kabak and Amine Harit added second-half goals. Unfortunately, Salif Sané was stretchered off early on with a knee injury.

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David Wagner: We will be successful if we play our style of football

Schalke’s busy week will come to a conclusion on Sunday away at Augsburg (3/11, 18:00 CET). After defeating Bielefeld in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday, the Royal Blues are looking to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga.

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Daniel Caligiuri: We have to keep on working

The Royal Blues had the better chances, but couldn’t force a winner in the derby. Daniel Caligiuri, David Wagner and captain Alex Nübel were all frustrated with the final score, although they were pleased with the performance.

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S04 draw 0-0 with BVB

FC Schalke 04 narrowly missed out on the win in 95th Revierderby in the Bundesliga on Saturday (26/10). Despite a number of chances, the Royal Blues failed to score against BVB as the game ended goalless.

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David Wagner: We can’t wait for the derby to start!

It’s happening: The 95th Bundesliga Revierderby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund will take place on Saturday (26.10, 15:30 CEST). Even head coach David Wagner can barely wait for the game to start.

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Benjamin Stambouli: Anything can happen in the derby

With the frustrating 2-0 defeat away to Hoffenheim put behind them, the Royal Blues are focusing on the task at hand: On Saturday (Oct 26, 15:30 CEST), the black and yellow neighbours come to town. Benjamin Stambouli is getting more excited by the day: "I can hardly wait until kick off anymore," said the S04 centre-back.

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Borussia Dortmund: There is no substitute for victory

Dortmund’s relief after the final whistle in their 1-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach was clear for all to see. “We are very happy to have finally won again today”, said Marco Reus. On each of their three previous matchdays, Reus had had to explain to the cameras just why they had squandered a lead in each and every match, with the games against Frankfurt, Bremen and Freiburg all finishing 2-2.

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A lot of positives, but no points

After five games unbeaten, FC Schalke suffered defeat on Sunday (20/10) at Hoffenheim. The 2-0 scoreline didn’t however reflect the run of play. The Royal Blues dominated the majority of the game in the PreZero Arena, but failed to take chances and ultimately came away with nothing.

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David Wagner: We didn’t find space in the final third

Despite a strong performance, the Royal Blues slipped to a 2-0 defeat on matchday 8 in Sinsheim. Everybody agreed that the Knappen weren’t clinical enough in the final third.

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Schalke lose 2-0 at Hoffenheim

Schalke suffered a 2-0 defeat away against Hoffenheim on Sunday evening. Andrej Kramaric and Ihlas Bebou scored second-half goals for the hosts in Sinsheim.

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David Wagner: A squad full of good options

The Bundesliga is finally back this weekend after a two-week break. FC Schalke 04 face an away game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday 20th (18:00 CEST). It will be a trip down memory lane for head coach David Wagner.

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Amine Harit is Bundesliga ‘Player of the Month’ for September

Latest award for Amine Harit: The Schalke 04 midfielder has been voted Bundesliga ‘Player of the Month’ for September.

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Suat Serdar: I am incredibly proud of my achievement

As of last week, Suat Serdar can officially call himself a Germany international. The 22-year-old’s debut appearance for his country came in a 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina on 9th October. “It was an amazing experience and it was a lot of fun to be there. I am extremely proud of my achievement,” says Serdar, who also makes sure to thank everyone who “helped [him] on the way to this goal.”

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Bastian Oczipka: There must be competition for places

After a personally disappointing preseason, Bastian Oczipka – as well as the rest of the team – is back to his normal self. Although the dropped points due to the last-minute equaliser against 1. FC Köln were annoying, it is “nice that we can be happy for little while”.

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Suat Serdar: We should have seen the win out

Schalke were just seconds away from a fifth straight win in the Bundesliga. Coaches David Wagner and Achim Beierlorzer both agreed that a draw was a fair result. Suat Serdar was frustrated that S04 failed to add a second goal to seal the win. Alexander Nübel also gave his opinion on the frustrating draw.

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Köln equalise in last minute to draw 1-1

FC Schalke 04 narrowly missed out on their fifth straight win on Saturday evening (5/10). Suat Serdar gave S04 the lead in the 72nd minute, however Jonas Hector headed home in injury time to rob the hosts of all three points.