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Bundesliga Home Challenge: Winning start in front of 4,500 Schalke fans

As football continues to be sidelined by the ongoing coronavirus crisis, 26 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs have come together for the inaugural “Bundesliga Home Challenge” tournament. FC Schalke 04 opened their account on Saturday (28.3) against FC St. Pauli. Schalke’s professional gamer Tim "Tim Latka" Schwartmann won his opening match 1-0, before Nassim Boujellab dominated his fixture 3-1 in front of 4,500 watching Schalke fans.

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Schalke to start cyber training

David Wagner made the decision on Friday (27/3) that the first team’s work at home will now include cyber training.

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FC Schalke 04 players waive their salaries

The first-team players at FC Schalke 04 had already made it clear that they wanted to help out the club and its staff during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Now, they have agreed with the club’s leadership that they will waive parts of their salaries and bonuses until 30th June 2020.

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S04 to take part in the “Bundesliga Home Challenge"

In the absence of football as a result of the ongoing Corona pandemic, 26 clubs from the top two divisions in Germany are coming together to participate in the “Bundesliga Home Challenge”. This DFL initiative is an online competition using FIFA simulations. Schalke’s first game is this coming Saturday (28th March) at 18:00 CET against St. Pauli.

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Working from home followed by homework for Jean-Clair Todibo

It only took Jean-Clair Todibo a matter of weeks after his move from Barcelona to show that he was a quality addition to the Schalke squad. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has ground football to a halt though, forcing the players to train individually. schalke04.de caught up with the Frenchman from his home.

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Matija Nastasic: Our task is to stay fit

Matija Nastasic has been training without his teammates for over a week now, instead the players are all training at home. The Serb tells us what it’s been like to be working from home.

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Jean-Clair Todibo named as February’s Player of the Month

In a neck-and-neck race, Jean-Clair Todibo narrowly received more votes (36%) than Ahmed Kutucu to win February’s Player of the Month award, presented by Hagedorn.

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Suat Serdar: "I like to set the tone on the pitch."

Suat Serdar pulls the strings in this Schalke side. Despite a difficult first year with the Royal Blues, the 22-year-old has already begun to command the Schalke midfield.

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Bastian Oczipka discusses the current situation

The Royal Blues have been working individually at home for several days now. Bastian Oczipka spoke to schalke04.de about life as a footballer and a father right now. The left back also made an appeal to all fans.

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Schalke players training individually until next Monday

FC Schalke 04’s squad will all be placed on individual training regimes up until the end of this week (22nd March). Team training will resume on the following day (23rd March) but will take place behind closed doors.

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“It’s about protecting the club’s existence”

All Bundesliga fixtures have been postponed until 2nd April due to fears surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus, and the restrictions imposed because of it. Christian Seifert, CEO of the DFL, announced the news during a press conference on Monday afternoon (16th March).

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Revierderby postponed at short notice

The upcoming matchdays for both the first and second Bundesliga divisions have been rearranged to a later date, including the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 that was originally due to take place on the 14th of March, the DFL says.

Guido Burgstaller of FC Schalke 04 during the German DFB Pokal quarter final match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayern Muni

Guido Burgstaller: Things are looking up again

It is a derby unlike no other for all the wrong reasons – due to the coronavirus in Europe the Revierderby between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (14th March, 15:30 CET) will be played behind closed doors. For Guido Burgstaller, the situation is not ideal, but it is still an occasion to respect.

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Friendly against FC Zenit postponed

The friendly against FC Zenit, which was due to take place on 29th March at the newly re-opened Parkstadion, has been postponed. The Russian Champions will not travel to Gelsenkirchen due to the coronavirus.

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Revierderby to be played behind closed doors

Saturday’s Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 (14/3, 15:30 CET) will be played behind closed doors due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus.

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Ralf Fährmann joins SK Brann on loan until the end of the season

Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann has joined SK Brann on a loan deal until 30th June 2020. He was previously on loan at Norwich City, but has now agreed a deal with the three-time Norwegian champions, which FC Schalke 04 agreed to.

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Guido Burgstaller: The equaliser was really frustrating

David Wagner and Alfred Schreuder both reflected on Saturday’s 1-1 draw in the VELTINS-Arena in the post-match press conference. Alongside both managers, schalke04.de has also summarised the thoughts of Guido Burgstaller and Bastian Oczipka.

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S04 draw 1-1 with Hoffenheim

Weston McKennie’s goal wasn’t enough for all three points on Saturday (7/3) against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The Royal Blues were the better side for much of the game, but Christoph Baumgartner’s second-half goal meant that the two sides had to share the points in the VELTINS-Arena.

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David Wagner: It gave us a good feeling

Saturday afternoon will see two out-of-form sides come up against each other as Schalke 04 will take on TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the VELTINS-Arena. “Both teams are certainly not at their best right now,” said David Wagner, who expects an even game.

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Timo Becker: Of all the days for my parents to not be at the stadium

His fourth competitive appearance for Schalke was the biggest one of his career so far for Timo Becker. The centre back, who usually plays for the club’s U23s, was part of the starting line up for the DFB-Pokal clash against Bayern München on Tuesday (3.3.). Becker delivered a strong performance against the defending champions before being subbed off in the 86th minute.