Borussia Dortmund


Christian Heidel: Moaning will solve nothing

It would be safe to say that a team couldn’t be any more unlucky with injuries than Schalke right now. Breel Embolo, Mark Uth, Steven Skrzybski and Franco Di Santo were all ruled out of the derby, while Guido Burgstaller had to be taken off in the first half. Cedric Teuchert, the only striker on the bench, is still not 100% fit after his injury and has only trained two or three times.


Domenico Tedesco: We are lacking that cutting edge

After a draw and a win in his first two derby matches, Domenico Tedesco suffered his first defeat as Schalke coach to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (8/12). The 33-year-old analysed the defeat at the press conference alongside BVB chief, Lucien Favre. Goalscorer Daniel Caligiuri and captain Ralf Fährmann also gave their opinions in the mixed zone.

FC Schalke 04 – Borusssia Dortmund

S04 lose the derby 2-1

After not losing any of their last five derby encounters, FC Schalke 04 were on the wrong end of the scoreline on Saturday (8/12). In the 153th meeting between the two sides, Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 thanks to goals from Thomas Delaney (7’) and Jadon Sancho (74’). Daniel Caligiuri had earlier equalised from the penalty spot after around an hour.


Domenico Tedesco: No underdog, no favourite

The 153rd Revierderby is close and the team, coaches and fans are all ready. Every Schalke fan will be ready for kick-off against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (8/12/18, 15:30 CET) in the Veltins Arena. Domenico Tedesco is looking forward to the big game.


Domenico Tedesco shares praise with his team

At 26 minutes past five on Sunday afternoon, when referee Manuel Gräfe blew for full time in the 152nd Revierderby, Domenico Tedesco fell to his knees in jubilation, clenched his fist and punched the ground multiple times. Yet another sign of just how much this job at FC Schalke 04 means to the 32-year-old, which is exactly what the fans love him for.


Domenico Tedesco: Hard work paid off

After the deserved and well-celebrated 2-0 win in the derby, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger react to the afternoon’s action.


Ralf Fährmann: A great day for the whole club

After the deserved and well-celebrated 2-0 win in the derby, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger react to the afternoon’s action.


2-0 win in the derby – S04 extend lead in second

FC Schalke 04 won the 152nd edition of the Revierderby this Sunday. In front of a crowd of 61,786 fans in a sold-out VELTINS-Arena including Raul, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Naldo grabbed the goals for the Royal Blues. The three points mean Schalke solidify their grip on second spot. Schalke are now four points ahead of Dortmund who now find themselves in fourth place.


Domenico Tedesco: We need passion, but also a clear mind

The 152nd derby in all competitions is also Domenico Tedesco’s first home match against the black and yellow team. The Royal Blues’ head coach was aware of the meaning and importance of the derby to the club, the fans and the general public in the region as well as far away well before the historic 4-4 game in the reverse fixture. “It’s simply the mother of all derbies,” says the 32-year-old ahead of Sunday’s clash (14th April, KO 15:30 CEST) in the VELTINS-Arena.


Ralf Fährmann: We’ll never forget this match

For as long as he lives, Ralf Fährmann will never forget his first derby as Schalke 04 captain. “I still haven’t come to terms with the match,” reveals the goalkeeper. “It’ll take a few weeks, if not months to get my head around it. I don’t think any of us will ever experience something quite like it again.”


Christian Heidel predicted Naldo’s injury-time goal

The Royal Blues made history with the 4-4 draw in Saturday’s derby.Bayern Munich are the only other team in Bundesliga history to have ever scored points after going four goals down, when they pulled off miraculous feat in September 1976. Bayern Munich won 6-5 back then after going 4-0 down against VfL Bochum.


Domenico Tedesco: We showed character and a strong mentality

It was a first derby for both Domenico Tedesco and Peter Bosz as head coaches for their respective clubs. The two coaches gave their thoughts on the crazy 90 minutes of football they had just witnessed.