Reinhold Ranftl: It helps me and it helps Memo

Reinhold Ranftl’s clever pass from the right-hand side set up Marius Bülter’s backheel effort, the best goal of FC Schalke 04’s 5-2 victory over SV Sandhausen. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Austrian spoke about getting his first assist for the club, the upcoming duel with FC St. Pauli, his compatriot Guido Burgstaller and his competition for a starting place with Mehmet Can Aydin.


Grammozis out with illness, Terodde unavailable for the remainder of the year

FC Schalke 04 were without head coach Dimitrios Grammozis as training began on Monday (29/11), ahead of this weekend’s away game against FC St. Pauli. Grammozis is experiencing flu symptoms, but antigen rapid tests have come back negative for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure, it was decided that his assistant coaches would take charge of today’s session.


A dream goal in front of the Nordkurve: Marius Bülter on one aim, two goals and three points

With his fifth and sixth goals of the season, Marius Bülter was one of the main figures on Saturday (27.11) in the 5-2 win over SV Sandhausen. Both goals are well worth watching! First, the attacker smashed one in off the underside of the bar just after the hour mark, before following it up with a candidate for goal of the month. In the 76th minute, Reinhold Ranftl crossed and the 28-year-old flicked it into the far corner.


Dominick Drexler: Pleased with the win, but we need to cut out the mistakes

After a goalless first half, Schalke’s match against Sandhausen exploded after the break with seven goals. Both head coaches reflected on the Royal Blues’ 5-2 win on Saturday (27/11), while Marius Bülter and Dominick Drexler also spoke to the media.


Schalke defeat Sandhausen 5-2 after a crazy second half

FC Schalke 04 ran out 5-2 winners at home to SV Sandhausen on Saturday afternoon (27/11). After a goalless first half in which S04 had several chances, Marius Bülter scored a brace after the break. The other goals came from Thomas Ouwejan and Rodrigo Zalazar, plus an own goal by a visiting defender.


Mehmet Can Aydin: Thankful for the chance to impress

The disappointing and controversial ending in Bremen has been left in the past by the Royal Blues and Mehmet Can Aydin. “We should use that as motivation for the next game against Sandhausen to try and get the three points,” said the right-back before the clash with them on Saturday (27/11) at 13:30 CET in the VELTINS-Arena.


Dimitrios Grammozis: The lads need the will to get into dangerous areas

The disappointment of the closing stages at the Weserstadion is now behind us, even if the late equaliser does still hurt. The Royal Blues are now solely looking forward, focused on their upcoming task on Saturday against SV Sandhausen (13:30 CET). Schalke head coach Dimitrios Grammozis will be looking for a win from his team in the game.


Schalker International: Sornchai Loekprempri

In our latest edition of our series ‘Schalker International’, where we’ll meet Schalke fans all over the globe and find out about how they came to love FC Schalke 04, we spoke to Sornchai Loekprempri from Thailand.


Simon Terodde: I only knew I had made history a few days after

Last Saturday (Nov. 20th), at exactly 22:12 CET, Simon Terodde wrote his name into the history books as the most prolific goalscorer in the history of German football’s second tier. His diving header flew in off the crossbar in the 82nd minute at the Weserstadion, the 154th time he found the net in the 2. Bundesliga, breaking the record that he had been tied with Dieter Schatzschneider for since the home game against FC Ingolstadt 04.


FC Schalke 04 release statement on the VAR incident in Bremen

The day after the tough 1-1 draw in Bremen, FC Schalke 04 have completed their review of the closing minutes of the game. The club have come to the conclusion that it will not lodge an official complaint. After a thorough legal review, the Royal Blues have decided to not pursue a legal challenge of the decision, due to the slim chances of it being successful.


Dimitrios Grammozis: I’m lost for words

Both Simon Terodde’s record-breaking goal and Werder’s controversial penalty in injury time were talking points after Schalke’s 1-1 draw in Bremen on Saturday night (20/11). schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.


Late penalty robs Schalke of the win in Bremen

FC Schalke 04 were held to a 1-1 draw away to SV Werder Bremen on Saturday night (20/11). Simon Terodde put the Royal Blues ahead in the 82nd minute, however Niclas Füllkrug scored from the spot in the ninth minute of injury time after referee Tobias Stieler awarded a penalty with assistance from VAR.


Dominick Drexler on improving team chemistry, dealing with expectations and fighting for places

Dominick Drexler and his teammates have just completed two intensive weeks of training, and the midfielder thinks that they have done him the world of good. “I’m feeling really good, and I don’t have any pains anywhere,” said Drexler, who missed two weeks of actions after suffering a flesh wound during the 1-0 win over Hannover before returning to the starting XI and playing the full 90 minutes against SV Darmstadt 98 last time out.


Dimitrios Grammozis: We’re coming up against a strong team – but we’re strong too

In a clash between two Bundesliga sides from last season, FC Schalke 04 will travel to face SV Werder Bremen at 20:30 CET on Saturday night (20/11). “We’re coming up against a strong team – but we’re strong too,” said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis, who added that alongside the quality of both teams, it will also come down to the performances on the day.


Thomas Ouwejan: We know what we have to do

After three competitive defeats in a row, Schalke will be wanting to celebrate a victory on Saturday against Werder Bremen. The team trained a lot over the international break, working hard defensively and offensively, reported Thomas Ouwejan.


Malick Thiaw on the scoresheet for Germany U21s

Two S04 players, Malick Thiaw and Yaroslav Mikhailov, were successful on international duty on Tuesday (16/11). Ko Itakura’s Japan side also won their World Cup qualifier, though he didn’t feature.


Marvin Pieringer: The people here live and breathe Schalke 04

Marvin Pieringer scored his first goal for the Royal Blues in the home game against SV Darmstadt 98. The forward will be hoping that more goals follow in the coming weeks, and that he can help the team to a win. The 22-year-old spoke to schalke04.de about the first few months with the club, visits from his family, the atmosphere in the VELTINS-Arena, his first goal, playing for the U23s and the upcoming fixture against Werder Bremen.


Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia secure play-off spot

Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia still have a chance of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, after securing a spot in the play-offs thanks to a 3-1 win against Iceland. The Royal Blue winger was named in the starting XI and was subbed off in the 63rd minute.

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Yaroslav Mikhailov and Russia qualify for European U19 Championship

Success for Yaroslav Mikhailov: The Schalke midfielder was part of the team that managed to secure the Russia U19s’ spot in the upcoming European U19 Championship. They beat Germany 3-1 in their second qualifying match of the group stage being held in Greece, meaning they have taken six points from two games.

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First defeat for Malick Thiaw and the Germany U21s

After winning their opening four U21 European Championship qualifiers, Malick Thiaw and the Germany U21s suffered a 4-0 defeat to Poland on Friday evening (12th November). The game was all but wrapped up after just 15 minutes.