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S04 lose at home to Bayer Leverkusen

FC Schalke 04 lost to Bayer Leverkusen in the VELTINS-Arena; the Werkself won 3-0 on Sunday (6/12). Malick Thiaw scored a controversial own goal (10’), whilst Julian Baumgartlinger (67’) and Patrick Schick (78’) were also on the scoresheet. Steven Skrzybski missed a penalty in the 72nd minute.


David Wagner: Humble and modest, but still ambitious

Next up for FC Schalke 04 is a trip to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday (7/12, 18:30 CET). The Royal Blues are unbeaten in six games and are currently third in the league table, while Leverkusen are seventh and unbeaten in their last five matches. Their last result was a shock win against the record champions FC Bayern.

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A strong performance and a hard-fought point

Saturday’s match between Schalke and Leverkusen had plenty to offer: unused chances, a missed penalty, a penalty that was given and then taken away, and a goal for each side. In the end, Schalke took home a hard-fought but well-deserved point after a strong second half performance.


Schalke fight hard for a point in Leverkusen

The Royal Blues drew 1-1 away in Leverkusen on matchday 33 of the Bundesliga season. Kai Havertz gave the hosts the lead in the first period, before Guido Burgstaller equalised just after the break. Daniel Caligiuri then missed a penalty for S04.


Huub Stevens: The season isn’t over yet

FC Schalke 04’s last away game of the season comes on Saturday (11/5, 15:30 CEST) at Bayern Leverkusen. The hosts are one of four clubs still hoping to qualify for next year’s Champions League.


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.


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. 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.


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.


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.


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.


Guido Burgstaller: An unbelievable ball from Calli

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