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Ko Itakura: The Schalke fans inspired me

Ko Itakura was delighted to walk out onto the VELTINS-Arena pitch for the first time during the 3-1 home win against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 28th August and very much enjoyed the full-time celebrations with the fans. “The atmosphere is unbelievable. I tried to imagine how it was going to be before the match, and it actually exceeded my expectations,” commented the Japanese defender, who transferred from Manchester City to FC Schalke 04 on loan with an option to buy just one and a half weeks ago.

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Simon Terodde: We all craved this victory

Striker Simon Terodde’s 90th-minute goal rounded off a 3-1 victory for FC Schalke 04 over Fortuna Düsseldorf. The scenes of celebrations following the goal, both on and off the pitch, showed the pure relief of everyone at the Veltins Arena.

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Victor Pálsson: We were a real unit

The Royal Blues were over the moon after their 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday night (28/8). We heard from the two head coaches at the post-match press conference, while Victor Pálsson and Marius Bülter gave us their thoughts on Schalke’s first home victory of the season.

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Strikers on the scoresheet as S04 beat Fortuna 3-1

Simon Terodde’s brace and a first-half strike from Marius Bülter fired FC Schalke 04 to a 3-1 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday night (28/8). 25,000 fans were in attendance as the Royal Blues secured their first home victory of the season at the third attempt.

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Marius Bülter: That will turn the volume up a notch

On the 29th November 2019, then Union Berlin player Marius Bülter witnessed first-hand how FC Schalke 04 fans celebrate a win with their team in the VELTINS-Arena. Now the new summer signing finally wants to take part in similar celebrations this Saturday after two failed attempts against Hamburger SV and FC Erzgebirge Aue.

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Dimitrios Grammozis: We want to give our fans a home win

FC Schalke 04 will face Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday (20:30 CEST) in a North-Rhine-Westfalia derby, with 25,000 fans in the VELTINS-Arena. The Royal Blues will seek to add three points to their tally against Fortuna. “We want to give our fans the gift of a first home win,” said head coach Dimitrios Grammozis.

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David Wagner: Finding solutions, instead of complaining

With just over 50 kilometres to travel to face Fortuna Düsseldorf on Wednesday (27.05, 20:30 CEST), the Royal Blues will not have head far from home to kick off their doubleheader week. Head coach David Wagner will be without several key players for the mid-week match.