1. FC Köln


Strong nerves and a bit of luck

It was intense and dramatic – but ultimately S04 had the luck on their side. The Royal Blues defeated 1. FC Köln 6-5 on penalties on Wednesday (31/10) in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. Alexander Nübel was happy with the result and Christian Heidel is now hoping for a boost for the next few Bundesliga games.


Schalke win on penalties in Köln to reach DFB Pokal last 16

FC Schalke 04 advanced to the DFB Pokal round of 16 after winning 6-5 on penalties against 1. FC Köln. Jhon Cordoba put the home side ahead before Nabil Bentaleb equalised from the spot with only two minutes of normal time left to play. The Royal Blues had the upper hand throughout the penalty shoot-out as Köln missed their first spot kick.

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Domenico Tedesco: Find the net and leave the pitch as winners

Schalke 04 are set to play FC Köln away on Wednesday (31st October) (KO 18:30 CET), where the teams will be battling for a place in the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal. Head coach Domenico Tedesco is looking forward to the match against the Bundesliga 2 side and says that the aim of the game is to "find the net and after the 90 minutes are up, we want to leave the pitch as winners."


DFB-Pokal: Wednesday night clash in Köln for S04

The DFB have announced the timings for the sixteen DFB-Pokal second round matches with Schalke 04 travelling to 1. FC Köln on Wednesday 31st October (18:30 CET). The game will take place in the 50,000 capacity RheinEnergieSTADION.


S04 to play 1. FC Köln in the DFB-Pokal

Athlete Gina Lückenkemper has drawn FC Schalke 04 away from home in the second round of the DFB-Pokal. The Royal Blues will face 1. FC Köln on either the 30th or 31st October 2018, with the exact date yet to be confirmed.


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.


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.


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.


Christian Heidel: The team is learning every day

Reaching the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal is the icing on the cake for Christian Heidel at the moment. “I wouldn’t say it’s a perfect first half of the season as that would mean it’d be impossible to top our performances in recent weeks and months”, said the sporting director. “We’re simply delighted that we have been able to put into practice on the pitch what’s been happening behind the scenes.”


Domenico Tedesco: Hard work paid off

After the full time whistle in Schalke’s victorious last sixteen tie with 1. FC Köln, we caught up with the Schalke head coach to get his thoughts on the tie in the VELTINS Arena.

DFB-Pokal | FC Schalke 04 – 1. FC Köln

Max Meyer heads Schalke into the quarter-finals

FC Schalke 04 will head into the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal after a 1-0 win over 1. FC Köln. Max Meyer scored the winner in the 63rd minute with a sublime header. It means the Royal Blues have gone 13 games without defeat.


Another draw, but two points dropped

After a week of hard-earned celebrations following the Knappen’s comeback in Dortmund, there was something of a comedown in the Royal Blue camp after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to bottom of the league Köln. "This point does not feel as good as the one in the derby," said Christian Heidel.