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Final home game of the season against Frankfurt

FC Schalke 04 will take on Eintracht Frankfurt in their final match at the VELTINS-Arena this season on Saturday (15/5, 15:30 CEST). Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis is expecting a tough match.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: The last few minutes were typical of this season

After a 2-1 defeat to Hertha BSC, both head coaches plus Shkodran Mustafi spoke to the media.

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Schalke defeated by Hertha despite early Harit goal

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 2-1 at home by Hertha BSC on Wednesday (12/5). Amine Harit gave S04 an early lead, before goals from Dedryck Boyata and Jessic Ngankam gave the visitors the win.

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Hertha game can go ahead

Tuesday’s PCR tests (11 May) confirmed a further positive coronavirus case in the FC Schalke 04 first team. The player in question is now in strict isolation within the quarantine training camp. He is now the third player with a positive coronavirus test result. The other two players were already isolating at home before the quarantine training camp began. Four other players, who were categorised in ‘contact group one’ are also under quarantine.

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S04 take on Hertha BSC in rescheduled fixture

FC Schalke 04 will host Hertha BSC in the VELTINS-Arena on Wednesday (12 May, 18:00 CEST) in the rescheduled Matchday 31 fixture. "We will work on a strategy with the players in order to play a good game and get as much as possible out of it. That’s our focus," said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis. "We are aware that we need to show a different side to us from the one in the second half against Hoffenheim," he underlined.

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Two positive PCR tests – Hertha game not currently at risk

Monday’s (10.05) PCR testing resulted in two positive covid-19 cases among the FC Schalke 04 first team squad. This includes yesterday’s suspected case following a round of quick testing. Both players are currently self-isolating at home and are asymptomatic, while another affected person has had no contact with first team members since last Friday (7th May).

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Daily quick tests return a positive Covid-19 infection

As part of the daily quick tests on Monday (10/5), one player tested positive for Covid-19. That player in question immediately started self-isolating at home.

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Ralf Fährmann: That just wasn’t good enough

Despite a 2-0 lead at half time, Schalke were beaten in Sinsheim on Saturday afternoon by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Both head coaches spoke to the media about the game, while Sead Kolasinac and Ralf Fährmann also discussed the defeat.

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Royal Blues lose 4-2 in Hoffenheim

FC Schalke 04 were beaten 4-2 away at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon. Mark Uth and Shkodran Mustafi put S04 ahead with two first-half goals, before the hosts turned the game around with goals from Andrej Kramaric, Kevin Akpoguma, Christoph Baumgartner and Ihlas Bebou after the break.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: The focus is back on football

Despite relegation to Bundesliga 2 being confirmed on the last matchday, FC Schalke 04 will not be taking it easy for the remainder of the season, said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis. Ahead of Saturday’s game at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (8/5, 15:30 CEST), Grammozis said “We are fully focused on the remaining four games and want to pick up as many points as possible.”

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Schalker International: Daniel Acheampong

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 Daniel Acheampong from Ghana.

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Skrzybski back in team training – William has torn his ACL

After a long injury break, Steven Skrzybski is back in team training. The 28-year-old suffered an MCL tear at the start of January away to Hertha BSC. Nabil Bentaleb, who had a minor operation on his groin in mid-March, is also back involved.

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Rouven Schröder takes over as sporting director - Mathias Schober promoted to director of the Knappenschmiede and development

The Royal Blues have made key decisions for the future and filled two vacant positions within the sporting management of the club. Rouven Schröder will take over as sporting director as of 1st July, and will be responsible for first-team squad planning, scouting and staffing the departments, among other things. Mathias Schober will become the new director of development and the Knappenschmiede with immediate effect, and will have overall responsibility for the academy in this role.

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Knappenschmiede International gets creative with pandemic training programs

Downtime is one of the most important opportunities for an athlete to work on their skills and weaknesses. In line with the Knappenschmiede International programs, Schalke 04 was tasked with implementing creative solutions to make use of unusual times in an efficient, yet engaging, manner.

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Simon Terodde signs for Schalke 04

The squad-planning task force have completed another bit of business for next season, with Simon Terodde becoming the second player after Mainz’s Danny Latza set to join FC Schalke 04 in the summer. The striker, currently playing for Hamburger SV, has agreed a deal with S04 until the end of the 2021/22 campaign with an option for a further year.

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First team start training again

FC Schalke 04 returned to team training on Wednesday (28/4). After two Covid-19 tests came back positive on Monday’s PCR tests, the tests on Tuesday came back negative for those two people.

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Further Covid-19 testing: Update on test results

After two cases of Covid-19 were detected in a round of PCR tests carried out on Monday (26/04), FC Schalke 04 carried out a further test among the professional squad on Tuesday. This returned exclusively negative results, including in the two individuals who had previously tested positive (a player as well as a member of the functional team).

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Two positive Covid-19 cases within first-team set-up

The first round of PCR testing on Monday (26/4) returned two positive Covid-19 cases. The individuals affected are a player as well as a member of FC Schalke 04's first-team backroom staff. Both individuals have been in quarantine since receiving news of the test results, and are fortunately asymptomatic.

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An update from S04 following the events of Wednesday morning

The players and backroom staff of FC Schalke 04 returned to the first-team performance centre on Friday (23/4) for the first time since the horrific events that took place last Wednesday (21/4). On behalf of the club, Peter Knäbel, board member for sport and communication, apologised to all those affected and repeated the offer to provide the players and staff with all the support needed to cope with the incident.

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Home game against Hertha rescheduled

A new date for the postponed home game against Hertha BSC has been announced. S04 will take on the side from the capital on Wednesday, 12th May (18:00 CEST).