Schalke beat Hamborn 14-0 at the Parkstadion
FC Schalke 04’s second pre-season friendly saw them put 14 goals past sixth-tier side Sportfreunden Hamborn 07 in front of 1,000 fans at the Parkstadion. Simon Terrode scored a hat-trick, trialist Yaroslav Mikhailov grabbed a brace and Benito Raman, Salif Sané, Blendi Idrizi, Marvin Pieringer, Timo Becker, Levent Mercan, Marcin Kaminski, Nassim Boujellab and Mehmet Can Aydin all got a goal apiece.
Pieringer makes his debut – Bülter not yet involved
Marvin Pieringer, who joined on loan from SC Freiburg two days ago, started against the side from Duisburg. Marius Bülter, on the other hand, wasn’t involved. Having only joined from 1. FC Union Berlin yesterday, the German needs to complete more tests before the trip to Mittersill. Overall, 22 players featured for Dimitrios Grammozis, including Yaroslav Mikhailov, on trial from Zenit St. Petersburg.
04 goals in the first half
Schalke’s first shot of the afternoon came from Florian Flick after less than a minute played, although the midfielder’s effort just cleared the Hamborn goal. The Royal Blue fans in attendance didn’t have to wait long for the opening goal, though. After four minutes, Reinhold Ranftl played it through to Benito Raman and he hammered home from a narrow angle to make it 1-0. A second goal soon followed for S04. Danny Latza whipped in a corner and Salif Sané headed it into the far corner (10’). Five minutes later, it was 3-0. Kerim Calhanoglu played it to Hamza Mendyl, who beat a man and then cut it back for Blendi Idrizi. The Kosovo international easily converted from a few yards out.
Grammozis’ side continued to control the game, without scoring again for another 20 minutes. Just before the fourth goal, new signing Marvin Pieringer missed the target and then Benito Raman hit the outside of the post. Pieringer, however, soon got his goal on his maiden appearance in a Schalke shirt. Becker’s long ball into the box was headed perfectly across to Pieringer by Latza and the Freiburg loanee tucked home to make it 4-0 at the break.
A flurry of second-half goals
Dimitrios Grammozis made ten changes for the second half, with only Timo Becker remaining on the pitch. He was involved in the first goal after the break after just 40 seconds, assisting Yaroslav Mikhailov. The roles were then reversed two minutes later, as Becker stroked it home after a Mikhailov pass. Becker was again at the heart of play for Schalke’s seventh, passing it to Levent Mercan, who fired it home on his left foot from near the penalty spot (54’).
Despite the hot weather in Gelsenkirchen, Schalke continued to pile forward in search of goals. Can Bozdogan was brought down in the box and Simon Terodde stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way for 8-0 (57’). He quickly had a second goal, again coming from a set piece. Thomas Ouwejan’s corner was flicked to the back post by Victor Pálsson and then converted by Terodde (63’).
Mikhailov brace, Terodde hat-trick
The Royal Blues then hit double figures for the afternoon. Russian Mikhailov thundered home a left-footed rocket from distance after 70 minutes for his second goal of the game. Three minutes after that, defender Marcin Kaminski poked home a low Ouwejan cross at the near post. Terodde, who also scored a hat-trick on Wednesday against Wesel, repeated the trick again, completing his second three-goal haul in as many games with a header from a looped Becker delivery.
The final few minutes saw two more goals for S04, coming for Nassim Boujellab and Mehmet Can Aydin, resulting in a resounding 14-0 win for the Knappen.
Two friendlies during the training camp
The S04 players will have Monday off to recharge the batteries, before travelling to Mittersill in Austria for a 12-day training camp on Tuesday (29/6). During the club’s time in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, they will play two games against Russia champions Zenit St. Petersburg (Saturday, 3/7 at 16:00 CEST) and Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk (Friday, 9/7 at 18:00 CEST).
Schalke: Langer (46’ Schubert), Becker, Sané (46’ Boujellab), Mendyl (46’ Kaminski), Ranftl (46’ Thiaw), Flick (46’ Palsson), Calhanoglu (46’ Ouwejan), Latza (46’ Mikhailov), Idrizi (46’ Bozdogan/66’ Aydin), Raman (46’ Mercan), Pieringer (46’ Terodde)
Hamborn: Schäfer, Helling, Ay, Nazikkol, Grevelhöster, Bothe, Stuber, Neul, Keinert, Bode, Forbeck
Goals: 1-0 Raman (4’), 2-0 Sané (10’), 3-0 Idrizi (15’), 4-0 Pieringer (35’), 5-0 Mikhailov (46’), 6-0 Becker (48’), 7-0 Mercan (54’), 8-0 Terodde (57’pen), 9-0 Terodde (63’), 10-0 Mikhailov (70’), 11-0 Kaminski (73’), 12-0 Terodde (78’), 13-0 Boujellab (87’), 14-0 Aydin (88’)
Referee: Erk (Herne)