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DFB-Pokal: Kick-off time confirmed for Hoffenheim fixture

On Wednesday (9th September) the German Football Association (DFB) announced the timings for the second round of the DFB-Pokal, with Schalke set to visit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Tuesday, 18th October. Kick-off at the Prezero-Arena is at 20:45 CEST.

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S04 to face TSG Hoffenheim in DFB-Pokal second round

The Royal Blues’ opposition for the second round of the DFB-Pokal is decided: FC Schalke 04 will travel to TSG Hoffenheim.

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Dominick Drexler: We decided the game with our early goals

Schalke’s dominance in the opening 15 minutes ensured a comfortable victory against Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Sunday (31/7). Head coach Frank Kramer and Man of the Match Dominick Drexler weren’t satisfied with the second-half performance. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reaction.

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Schalke win 5-0 at Bremer SV

FC Schalke 04 got their 2022/23 season off to the perfect start with a 5-0 win away at Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Sunday (31/7). The goals were scored by Dominick Drexler (2), Rodrigo Zalazar, Marcin Kaminski and Sebastian Kmiec (an own goal).

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Frank Kramer: We want to play with conviction, be assertive, and dominate the game

Frank Kramer is really up for the beginning of the new season. After six weeks of pre-season including a training camp in Mittersill and seven friendlies, the new head coach will take charge of his first competitive game on Sunday (31/07). The Royal Blues will take on Bremer SV in the DFB-Pokal. The game against the newly-promoted fourth division side will be played at the Marschweg Stadion in Oldenburg and kick off at 13:00 CEST.

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S04 to take on Bremer SV on a Sunday in the DFB-Pokal

The DFB announced the exact dates and times for the 32 first-round games of the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday (15/6). FC Schalke 04 will play Bremer SV on Sunday, 31st July at 13:00 CEST at the Marschweg-Stadion in Oldenburg.

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S04 to travel to Bremer SV in DFB-Pokal first round

Schalke’s first competitive game of the 2022/23 season will be against Bremer SV. The fifth-tier side will host the Royal Blues in the first round of the DFB-Pokal after the draw took place on Sunday evening (29/05). The 32 fixtures were drawn by DFB vice president Peter Frymuth and Kevin Großkreutz.

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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.