Benjamin Stambouli: An unacceptable result

Benjamin Stambouli’s comeback was overshadowed by last night’s heavy defeat. 328 days on from his last Bundesliga appearance, Stambouli and his teammates lost 8-0 in their season opener against against defending champions Bayern München on Friday (18/9).

Chef-Trainer David Wagner (FC Schalke 04), FC Bayern Muenchen vs. FC Schalke 04, 1.Bundesliga, 18.09.2020, DFB regulatio

David Wagner: We didn’t perform well as a group

The Royal Blues were comfortably beaten at Bayern on Friday night (18/9). Schalke04.de has summarised the post-match quotes.


Heavy defeat on the opening day

FC Schalke 04 began the new Bundesliga season with an emphatic defeat in Munich. FC Bayern beat the Royal Blues 8-0 on Friday night (18/9), with the goals coming from Serge Gnabry (3), Leon Goretzka, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala.


Familiar faces on both sides

The Royal Blues will open the 2020/21 Bundesliga season away at record champions Bayern München on Friday (18.9, 20:30 CEST). Ahead of the match, schalke04.de has pulled together some interesting facts and figures to the fixture.


David Wagner: We’re ready and can’t wait to finally get going!

FC Schalke 04’s Bundesliga season will kick off with an away fixture at reigning champions FC Bayern on Friday night (18/9, 20:30 CEST). Head coach David Wagner is looking forward to the opening game. “We are ready and can’t wait to finally get going after our DFB-Pokal game was postponed,” commented Wagner.


Benjamin Stambouli: It was a magical moment!

After almost eleven months without an appearance in the Bundesliga, Benjamin Stambouli could make his return to competitive action on Friday (18/9). The Frenchman discusses an unusual weekend in the DFB-Pokal, starting the season in Munich and a fan chant in an interview with schalke04.de.


More fans permitted to attend Bundesliga matches

Good news for all S04 fans: Germany’s heads of state have agreed on a common spectator limit for Bundesliga games. Until the end of October, clubs will be permitted to open stadiums at 20 percent of the total seated capacity.


Schalke 04 sign Goncalo Paciencia

The Royal Blues have a new striker! Goncalo Paciencia has signed for FC Schalke 04 on a one-year loan deal from Eintracht Frankfurt. S04 have also agreed an option to buy the forward. The Portuguese attacker will wear the number 18.


Omar Mascarell: I’ll give everything for the club

The captain is back. Omar Mascarell made his comeback from a torn tendon by playing 45 minutes in an intra-squad friendly on Saturday (12/9). “I feel good, I don’t have any pain,” says the Spaniard, who last played in the Bundesliga about seven months ago.


Sunday’s DFB-Pokal match against Schweinfurt cancelled after appeal by Türkgücü München

FC Schalke 04 will not be in DFB-Pokal action on Sunday (13/8). Türkgücü München’s appeal against the Bavarian Football Association’s (BFV) decision to register 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 for the competition was successful with the Munich regional court.


Take the first positive step against Schweinfurt

78 days after the end of 2019/20, FC Schalke 04 will begin the new season at home to 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal (13/9). Kick off in the VELTINS-Arena is at 15:30 CEST.


Omar Mascarell to continue as captain

A few days ahead of the 2020/21 season, David Wagner confirmed that Omar Mascarell will remain captain of Schalke 04. The Spaniard first took the armband in the second half of last season.


Nabil Bentaleb: An open and honest discussion with the coach

After six months at Newcastle United, Nabil Bentaleb returned to Gelsenkirchen a few weeks ago. The midfielder has made a good impression during the pre-season friendlies and training sessions so far. In an interview with schalke04.de, the Algeria international spoke about a fresh start with the Royal Blues, an honest discussion with David Wagner and his goals for the upcoming weeks and months.


Sebastian Rudy: I’m looking to the future

After a tricky first year in royal blue was followed by a season-long loan at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Sebastian Rudy is looking forward to a fresh start at Schalke. “For me, it’s important not to look back, but to keep positive and look towards the future,” says the 30-year-old.


Ralf Fährmann will be Schalke’s first choice in net

Ralf Fährmann will be between the sticks when FC Schalke 04 take to the pitch for their first competitive match of the new season in the DFB-Pokal against 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 on Sunday (13.9). The 31-year-old was on loan at Norwich City last season before joining SK Brann Bergen on a three-month loan, which was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Fährmann will be Schalke’s starting goalkeeper for the 2020/21 season.


S04 to invite key workers to home games

“Thank you!” will be FC Schalke 04’s simple but important motto for the opening two home games of the season. After authorities in Gelsenkirchen granted permission for 300 spectators to attend competitive games at the VELTINS-Arena, similar to the pre-season friendlies at the Parkstadion, the Royal Blues are set to make a special gesture.


DFB-Pokal game against Schweinfurt to be played at the VELTINS-Arena

1. FC Schweinfurt and FC Schalke 04 have agreed to play the DFB-Pokal first-round tie at the VELTINS-Arena on Sunday (13/9, 15:30 CEST). The DFB have therefore granted Schweinfurt’s request to move the venue.

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FC Schalke 04 – VfL Bochum

Nassim Boujellab: I knew straight away it was going top corner

The Knappen won their last official preseason friendly on Saturday with a convincing performance against neighbours VfL Bochum. One day later, the team beat the U23s 4-1 in an internal friendly. Nassim Boujelab scored the first goal of the 3-0 win against Bochum – a delightful strike from the edge of the area.


Only Ozan Kabak in Nations League action

Four Royal Blues were away with their countries for the Nations League, but only Ozan Kabak appeared on matchday 2.


David Wagner on the last friendly of pre-season and Ibisevic, Uth and Rudy

David Wagner spoke to the media following yesterday's 3-0 friendly victory over Bochum.