DFB-Pokal

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Malick Thiaw suspended for two cup games

The DFB sporting tribunal has suspended Malick Thiaw for two DFB-Pokal games, due to unsportsmanlike conduct. The defender will be unavailable for all of FC Schalke 04’s cup matches until the full length of the ban has been served.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We started badly

Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis and striker Marius Bülter were both disappointed after Schalke were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday evening (26/10). TSV 1860 München coach Michael Köllner, on other hand, was delighted with his side’s 1-0 victory.

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10-man Schalke beaten at 1860 in the DFB-Pokal

FC Schalke 04 failed to reach the round of 16 in this season’s DFB-Pokal after losing 1-0 away to TSV 1860 München on Tuesday night (26/10). The only goal of the game was scored in the fifth minute by Stefan Lex in front of 15,000 fans at the sold out Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße. S04 played most of the second half with ten men, with Malick Thiaw sent off for a professional foul in the 48th minute.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Use our momentum to reach the next round

Busy week ahead for the Royal Blues: Just three days after the 3-0 home win against Dynamo Dresden, FC Schalke 04 will be in DFB-Pokal action away to TSV 1860 München. For Dimitrios Grammozis and his players, the goal is reaching the next round, but the head coach has stressed that Tuesday evening’s game will be anything but easy.

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DFB-Pokal: S04 go to TSV 1860 München on a Tuesday

On Wednesday the DFB set the dates for the second round matches of the DFB-Pokal. Schalke 04 will face TSV 1860 München on Tuesday, 26th October at 18:30 CEST.

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S04 to face 1860 Munich in DFB-Pokal second round

The Royal Blues will travel to take on 1860 Munich in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. The draw was made on Sunday evening (29/08), with the second-round fixtures to take place on the 26th and 27th October. Exact dates and kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.

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Rodrigo Zalazar: I loved celebrating with the fans

With his goal threat, his desire to attack and get on the ball and his team spirit, Rodrigo Zalazar gave a great example of his ability during his Schalke debut on Sunday in the DFB-Pokal game against FC Villingen 08. He proved exactly why sporting director Rouven Schröder and head coach Dimitrios Grammozis wanted to bring him on board. The Uruguayan was thrilled with his debut: “I am delighted to have scored in my first game. I really enjoyed the match.”

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Marius Bülter: We did really well after the break

Dimitrios Grammozis and his opposite number Marcel Yahyaijan spoke to the media after Schalke’s 4-1 cup win at Villingen on Sunday (8/8). Ralf Fährmann and Man of the Match Marius Bülter also gave their thoughts on the game.

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Bülter brace helps Schalke win 4-1 in Villingen

FC Schalke 04 have booked their place in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. On Sunday (8/8), Dimitrios Grammozis’ team won 4-1 away to fifth-tier FC 08 Villingen in front of 4,992 fans. Marius Bülter (2), Rodrigo Zalazar and Yaroslav Mikhailov scored the goals for the Royal Blues.

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Marvin Pieringer: Huge anticipation for the “homecoming”

Amongst the 4,992 spectators at Sunday’s (8/8) game in the first round of the DFB-Pokal at the MS Technologie-Arena will be some of Marvin Pieringer’s friends and family. The Royal Blue attacker was born and raised in Baden-Württemberg and has already played against FC 08 Villingen on two occasions during his career with SSV Reutlingen 05, scoring twice during these games.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: Play well, make the next round

In the first round of this year’s DFB-Pokal, there will be a repeat of the 2016/17 clash between FC 08 Villingen and FC Schalke 04. Five years ago, the Royal Blues won 4-1 to book their place in the second round.

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Rouven Schröder: I’m someone who thinks positively

Rouven Schröder has added another important piece to the Schalke squad puzzle with the signing of Rodrigo Zalazar. In a virtual press conference on Thursday (5 Aug), the sporting director spoke about the overall situation in the transfer market. He also addressed the return of Matthew Hoppe and the imminent cup tie away to FC 08 Villingen. schalke04.de took note of the most relevant quotes.

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S04 to open DFB-Pokal campaign away at FC 08 Villingen on a Sunday

The German Football Association (DFB) announced the dates and kick-off times for all 32 first-round DFB-Pokal fixtures on Monday (12/7). FC Schalke 04 will begin their cup campaign away against FC 08 Villingen on Sunday, 8th August at 15:30 CEST.

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S04 to face FC 08 Villingen in DFB-Pokal first round

The Royal Blues will face fifth-division side FC 08 Villingen in the first round of the 2021/22 DFB-Pokal. The first-round draw was conducted by former Bundesliga player Thomas Broich on Sunday evening (4/7)

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DFB-Pokal first-round draw on Sunday

The 32 DFB-Pokal first-round ties will be drawn by former Bundesliga player Thomas Broich from 18:30 CEST on Sunday.

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Timo Becker: We need to create our own luck and turn chances into goals

After the 1-0 defeat to Wolfsburg on Wednesday night (3 February), there is a mixture of disappointment and hopefulness in the Royal Blue camp. Naturally, the players and staff are disappointed about being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal, but the gutsy performance against Wolfsburg has given them hope for the ongoing relegation battle. "Everyone saw that we are capable of playing good football. We showed that from the first whistle until the last and created good chances against a strong opponent," said Timo Becker, focusing on the positives.

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Christian Gross: We didn’t manage to do what matters most

Both head coaches spoke to the media after the 1-0 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday evening (3/2). Ralf Fährmann also gave his thoughts on the loss.

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S04 knocked out of the DFB-Pokal in Wolfsburg

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 1-0 at VfL Wolfsburg in the round of 16 on Wednesday night (3/2). Wout Weghorst scored a rebound after Ralf Fährmann had saved his penalty. The Royal Blues created a number of chances, but Koen Casteels made numerous saves to frustrate S04.

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Christian Gross: We won’t hold back

FC Schalke 04 are in midweek action in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday (3/2, 18:30 CET), travelling to face VfL Wolfsburg in the round of 16. For head coach Christian Gross and his side, the game is more than just a distraction to their disappointing Bundesliga campaign so far.

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DFB-Pokal: Schalke away to VfL Wolfsburg on a Wednesday night

On Friday (15 Jan), the DFB released the exact timings for the DFB-Pokal’s last 16 schedule. FC Schalke 04 will play VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday, 3 Feb. The away game will kick off at 18:30 CET.