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Dominick Drexler suspended for two matches

Following charges raised by the German Football Association (DFB)’s control body regarding rough play against an opponent, the DFB’s Sports Court has handed Dominick Drexler a suspension from the next two competitive domestic fixtures.

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Marius Bülter: The fans are behind us

Marius Bülter’s header in the 76th minute gave his side hope of rescuing a point against Köln on Sunday. Shortly afterwards, however, FC scored again and went on to win 3-1 in the sold-out RheinEnergieSTADION. According to Bülter, It was a bitter ending to a game which didn’t quite go his side’s way.

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Frank Kramer: It’s important that we always keep on going

The first 90 minutes of the new league season provided a number of talking points for after the game. Head coaches Frank Kramer and Köln’s Steffen Baumgart spoke about those incidents at the post-match press conference. Alexander Schwolow also gave his thoughts.

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Schalke lose 3-1 in Köln after first-half red card

FC Schalke 04 suffered a 3-1 defeat away to 1. FC Köln on the opening matchday of the new Bundesliga season on Sunday (7/8). There were several big decisions made by VAR, including Dominick Drexler’s red card with just over an hour played.

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Cedric Brunner: We’re excited and so are the fans – we’re ready to get underway!

Having already featured in 58 Bundesliga games for Arminia Bielefeld, Cedric Brunner is eyeing up his first league appearance in Royal Blue in Cologne on Sunday (7/8). “We’re excited and so are the fans – we’re ready to get underway,” said the right-back. Brunner made his Schalke debut in the cup game against Bremer SV before being taken off in the 73rd minute.

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Frank Kramer: It’s about time we got underway!

After a year away, FC Schalke 04 are set to make their return to the Bundesliga on Sunday (7/8, 17:30 CEST). Frank Kramer’s side will be coming up against 1. FC Köln, as they look to get the season off to a successful start. “We’re really looking forward to finally getting underway, after such a long pre-season,” said the head coach.

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Forward Jordan Larsson joins FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have strengthened their squad just before the start of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season with the signing of attacker Jordan Larsson. The Sweden international, who agreed to his terminate his contract with Spartak Moscow at the end of June, has put pen to paper on a deal valid until the end of the 2024/25 season with the Royal Blues. He will wear the number 7 shirt for S04.

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Dominick Drexler: We decided the game with our early goals

Schalke’s dominance in the opening 15 minutes ensured a comfortable victory against Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Sunday (31/7). Head coach Frank Kramer and Man of the Match Dominick Drexler weren’t satisfied with the second-half performance. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reaction.

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Schalke win 5-0 at Bremer SV

FC Schalke 04 got their 2022/23 season off to the perfect start with a 5-0 win away at Bremer SV in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Sunday (31/7). The goals were scored by Dominick Drexler (2), Rodrigo Zalazar, Marcin Kaminski and Sebastian Kmiec (an own goal).

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Rouven Schröder: We’re well prepared, and also creative

Rouven Schröder gave an interview ahead of Schalke 04’s DFB-Pokal first round tie against Bremer SV, their first competitive game of the 2022/23 campaign. Our sporting director looked ahead to the game with much excitement, and also discussed Schalke’s pre-season, the current squad and possible transfer activities.

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Frank Kramer: We want to play with conviction, be assertive, and dominate the game

Frank Kramer is really up for the beginning of the new season. After six weeks of pre-season including a training camp in Mittersill and seven friendlies, the new head coach will take charge of his first competitive game on Sunday (31/07). The Royal Blues will take on Bremer SV in the DFB-Pokal. The game against the newly-promoted fourth division side will be played at the Marschweg Stadion in Oldenburg and kick off at 13:00 CEST.

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Marvin Pieringer joins SC Paderborn 07 on loan

Attacker Marvin Pieringer will spend the upcoming season on loan at SC Paderborn 07. The 22-year-old’s contract currently runs until 30th June 2024.

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Victor Pálsson signs for D.C. United

Promotion winner Victor Pálsson has left FC Schalke 04 to join D.C. United with immediate effect. The Iceland international has signed a long-term contract with the MLS side. Both parties have agreed not to disclose further details about the transfer.

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Can Bozdogan joins FC Utrecht on loan

Can Bozdogan has joined FC Utrecht on loan. The Eredivisie club also have the option to buy the 21-year-old, whose contract with S04 is set to run until the 2023/24 season. Both parties have agreed not to disclose further details of the transfer.

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Leo Greiml: I will work towards this moment with full commitment

Leo Greiml collected his first minutes in an S04 jersey in a training match against SV Schermbeck on Saturday (23/7). The Austrian came on half an hour before the final whistle in a 6-0 victory against the Oberliga Westfalen opponents.

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Autographs, interviews, interactive activities: More than 70,000 attend Schalke fan day

After two years, Schalke fan day finally returned! The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but there were plenty of happy faces to be seen around the VELTINS-Arena as Schalke’s festival for all the family returned on Sunday (24/7).

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S04 win training game against SV Schermbeck

Saturday saw the Royal Blues play out a training game against fifth-tier SV Schermbeck. The match, played at Schalke 04’s training ground, saw Frank Kramer’s side win 6-0.

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Ozan Kabak joins TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Ozan Kabak has left Schalke to join TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with immediate effect. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transfer. The centre-back’s contract with Schalke was set to run until the end of the 2023/24 season. He spent last season on loan at Premier League side, Norwich City.

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Frank Kramer on organisation on the pitch and finishing quality

A dream free-kick, a sideways scissor-kick and a display of individual quality shortly before the final whistle – these were the three moments on Friday (22nd July) which handed a 3-1 loss to FC Schalke 04 against Dutch top-flight side FC Twente in the final pre-season friendly before competitive matches kick off. The two goals conceded in the dying minutes of the match are what frustrated Frank Kramer.

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S04 lose 3-1 in friendly at FC Twente

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 3-1 by FC Twente on Friday evening (22/7). 26,000 fans at De Grolsch Veste enjoyed an entertaining pre-season friendly, in which Marcin Kaminski put S04 ahead early on. Michael Vlap (13’) quickly equalised and the Tukkers scored twice late in the game to seal the win.