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Team unity the key to success

It’s has been a tough few weeks and an even tougher season, with the Royal Blues slipping further and further down the table after a rocky Rückrunde. For all those reasons and more, yesterday’s derby victory felt doubly sweet. Firstly, because our Bundesliga survival became even likelier, but also because of how it will have soothed the souls of all the Schalke fans who have endured so much this season.

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Schalke condemns distasteful fan banner

During Saturday's (27.04) derby win in Dortmund, a distasteful fan banner was displayed in the Schalke block. The board of FC Schalke 04 would like to make the following statement:

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First a party on the team bus, then celebrations with the fans

“Derby winners, derby winners!” was the chant coming from the away dressing room even an hour after the full-time whistle on Saturday. In the midst of the celebrations was Daniel Caligiuri, who got himself on the scoresheet twice. When asked what plans he had for the evening, the 31 year old replied, “We’ll see. But for sure there will be two or three beers involved!”

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Derby win! S04 come from behind to score four in Dortmund

FC Schalke 04 won the 154th Revierderby 4-2 on Satuday (27/4). After Mario Götze (14’) put the hosts ahead, Daniel Caligiuri (18’) and Salif Sané (28’) gave S04 a half-time lead. Caligiuri then added a second after the break (62’) before Breel Embolo sealed the win in the 86th victory. Axel Witsel had pulled one back (84’) for BVB, who ended the game with nine men.

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Huub Stevens: Good periods in a game aren’t enough in a derby

The sporting signs could be a lot better ahead of the 154th competitive Revierderby on Saturday (27/4, 15:30 CEST). FC Schalke currently sit 15th in the Bundesliga table, only six points ahead of the relegation play-off position with four games to go. Dortmund, on the other hand, are only a point behind table-topping FC Bayern and are still hopeful of winning the title.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.