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A memorable occasion, but a disappointing result

Last night saw many moments which people will remember for a very long time. FC Schalke 04, founded by miners, paid an emotional farewell to the coal mines in the Ruhr area before the game against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Ralf Fährmann: Everyone associated with Schalke deserved better tonight

Despite dominating the match for large periods, Schalke lost 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday (19/12). The Royal Blues were frustrated with the unfortunate defeat – especially as it was a night where they were desperate to win for the miners in attendance. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

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Disappointing evening for S04 – Royal Blues lose 2-1 against Leverkusen

FC Schalke 04 slipped to a home defeat on Wednesday (19/12) against Bayer Leverkusen. Aleksandar Dragovic and Lucas Alario scored for the visitors and Haji Wright netted his first goal for Schalke.

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Domenico Tedesco: A one-off and emotional game

The last home game of the year is coming up and will see Schalke commemorate the closing of the coal mine industry at the same time. The players’ shirts will all have a different name of a coal mine on them for the game against Bayer Leverkusen (19/12, 18:30 CET). There will be a number of miners in attendance at the VELTINS-Arena – and Schalke 04 want to give them a memorable evening, not only by winning three points.

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Christian Heidel: Feeling good and getting better

As every matchday draws in, Christian Heidel admits he becomes more pessimistic about the result. However, Sunday in the BayArena was different. Schalke’s sporting director spoke about the solid showing in Leverkusen, Guido Burgstaller’s goal, a lack of cold-bloodedness in front of goal, the current standings and the team’s development.

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When Guido Burgstaller scores, it means points for Schalke

When Guido Burgstaller rifled the ball into the net with 11 minutes on the clock in Leverkusen, one thing became clear: FC Schalke 04 weren’t going to lose this game. Schalke have never lost when the Austrian has found the target. Sunday’s victory meant the run has now extended to 11 wins and 3 draws.

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Guido Burgstaller: An unbelievable ball from Calli

After full-time in Leverkusen, schalke04.de spoke to a lot of smiling faces including Guido Burgstaller, Daniel Caligiuri and Breel Embolo for their thoughts on the 2-0 win.

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Domenico Tedesco: A mature performance

After the final whistle in the BayArena this Sunday, Domenico Tedesco and Heiko Herrlich came to the same conclusion: the Knappen’s win was deserved. Schalke04.de noted what the two head coaches had to say.

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Schalke win 2-0 in Leverkusen

FC Schalke 04 overcame a tough test in Leverkusen this afternoon with flying colours. In the BayArena, Schalke put in an exceptional performance to run out 2-0 winners. Goals from Guido Burgstaller (11’) and Nabil Bentaleb (89’) meant the three points would be returning with the Royal Blues to Gelsenkirchen.

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Domenico Tedesco: Keep possession and make use of our chances

When asked about Bayer Leverkusen, Domenico was full of praise for the Bundesliga high-flyers. “They’re one of the best teams in Germany at the moment,” said the 32-year-old ahead of the clash on Sunday at the BayArena. “We’ll have to be at our best to come away with something.”