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Leon Goretzka: "We weren't clinical enough"

A disappointed Domenico Tedesco, Leon Goretzka, Ralf Fährmann and Franco Di Santo share their thoughts following the 2-2 draw in Cologne. schalke04.de brings you all the reactions.

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S04 let lead slip to draw 2-2 in Cologne

FC Schalke 04 let a two-goal lead slip on Sunday (22.4) to draw 2-2 in Cologne. Breel Embolo (5’) and Yevhen Konoplyanka (23’) gave the Royal Blues a comfortable lead early on, but the team struggled to made further chances count. The Billy Goats pulled one back through Leon Bittencourt (26’) before Marcel Risse fired in a free kick in the 83rd to snatch a point.

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Domenico Tedesco: Cleared our heads from the disappointment

After their harsh exit from the DFB-Pokal in the semi-final, FC Schalke 04 now turn their focus fully to the Bundesliga run-in. “Obviously the team were disappointed after the defeat. We’ve collected our thoughts and are now looking ahead to the upcoming clash. We’ve cleared our heads,” said Domenico Tedesco ahead of Sunday’s trip to 1. FC Köln.

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Domenico Tedesco: The blame lies solely at our door

The final whistle in the VELTINS-Arena meant that Schalke’s run in the DFB-Pokal came to an end for the year. The 1-0 defeat at the hand of Eintracht Frankfurt saw Schalke’s cup hopes dashed. schalke04.de collated the thoughts of Domenico Tedesco and SGE coach Niko Kovac after the game.

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Ralf Fährmann: We're all disappointed

The dream of Berlin is over. We spoke to Ralf Fährmann and Leon Goretzka after the final whistle. schalke04.de noted what the pair had to say about the game.

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1-0 loss to Frankfurt – S04 eliminated in semi-final

Schalke will not be taking part in the DFB-Pokal final. In the semi-final, Domenico Tedesco’s side were beaten 1-0 on Wednesday evening by Eintracht Frankfurt who will reach their second final in two years. Luka Jovic scored the goal that will see them take on FC Bayern Munich in the Olympiastadion in May.

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Domenico Tedesco: Confident and fully focused

Riding off the momentum of the derby win as well as being driven by the prospect of reaching the DFB-Pokal final in Berlin, FC Schalke 04 welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to a sold-out VELTINS-Arena on Wednesday evening. “It’s a privilege to be playing in the semi-final. We’re going into the game with confidence and the desire to give our all to win this game,” promises Domenico Tedesco.

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Raul: Schalke have a big place in my heart

Raul came to the VELTINS Arena on Sunday to cheer on the Royal Blues in their derby with Dortmund. We spoke to the 40-year-old on his connection to S04, his thoughts on Domenico Tedesco and the team as well as his future plans.