Schalke on international duty: Two wins and a last-minute draw
Turkey, who gave Ozan Kabak 15 minutes of action, scored a late equaliser to draw 3-3 with Germany on Wednesday (07/10). Ahmed Kutucu did not feature, while Alessandro Schöpf and Can Bozdogan celebrated victory with their nations. schalke04.de sums up the international action involving our players.
Ozan Kabak and Ahmed Kutucu featured in the matchday squad for the Turkey national team as they celebrated a last-minute draw against Germany. Despite being behind three times, Senol Günes’ team kept coming back and finally drew level in the 94th minute thanks to a goal from Fortuna Düsseldorf’s Kenan Karaman. Turkey’s other goals were scored by Ozan Tufan (50’) and Efecan Karaca (67’), while Julian Draxler (45+1’), Florian Neuhaus (58’) and Luca Waldschmidt (81’) got in on the act for Germany. Kabak came on as a substitute with 15 minutes remaining, replacing former Schalke player Kaan Ayhan in the process. Kutucu was an unused substitute.
Schöpf plays 45 minutes in 2-1 win
Alessandro Schöpf’s Austria side celebrated a 2-1 win over Greece on Wednesday. After Greece took the lead through Konstantinos Fortounis (63’), Adrian Grbic (77’) and Christoph Baumgartner (80’) scored late on to swing the match in favour of the home side. Schöpf played the first 45 minutes of the match.
Bozdogan features in U20 friendly
Also tasting success on Wednesday was Can Bozdogan, who celebrated a 3-1 win over Switzerland with Germany U20s. Antonis Aidonis put Germany in front (31’), shortly before Yannik Engelhardt unfortunately turned the ball into his own net to level the score (33’). The hosts found a quick reply, though, and retook the lead through Lazar Samardzic (38’).
Head coach Guido Streichsbier made six changes at half-time, bringing on Bozdogan among others. Germany looked more dominant after the break and were rewarded with a third goal in the 70th minute, with Malik Talabidi extending the lead. Four minutes from the end, Bozdogan had a chance to make it 4-1 but could only shoot right at Swiss goalkeeper Nils de Mol.