Henning Matriciani

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Matriciani wins Bundesliga "Rookie of the Month" award

FC Schalke 04 defender Henning Matriciani has been voted as the Bundesliga’s “Rookie of the Month” for March. The 23-year-old beat Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern München and Dion Beljo of FC Augsburg to the award. The trio were nominated based on their strong performances in the last month.


Henning Matriciani makes Germany U21 debut: first appearance against Romania

Tuesday saw Henning Matriciani celebrate his debut in a Germany shirt. FC Schalke 04’s defensive all-rounder played the final 15 minutes as the U21 team drew 0-0 with Romania.


Alex Král sets up goal as Czech Republic beat Poland

Two Royal Blues represented their countries on Friday (24/03), in the form of Alex Král and Tom Krauß. Henning Matriciani, named alongside Krauß in the Germany U21 squad for the first time, will have to wait for his debut. An overview of the evening’s action is here on schalke04.de.


Five Schalke players on international duty

Five Schalke players have been called up to represent their national teams during this week’s international break. Mehmet Can Aydin and Alex Král are in EURO qualification action, Ibrahima Cissé and Mali U23s are aiming to reach the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, while Henning Matriciani and Tom Krauß have been named in the Germany U21s squad for their two friendlies.


Henning Matriciani called up to Germany U21s for the first time

After his strong performances for FC Schalke 04 in recent weeks, Henning Matriciani has been called up to represent Germany U21s for the first time in his career. Tom Krauß, who has won 10 caps to date, is in also in Antonio Di Salvo’s squad, announced on Friday (17/3).


Henning Matriciani: You can’t describe these feelings

Henning Matriciani putting his body on the line and preventing Dortmund from going 3-2 ahead in the 90th minute was a moment that reflected the passionate Schalke display in the Revierderby on Saturday (11/3), and a moment that might leave a more lasting impression than the four goals scored in the 100th Bundesliga match between the S04 and BVB. It was the final moment to reward the two-goal comeback on Saturday evening and earn Schalke a point against the team second in the table.


Focus turns towards Frankfurt: Cut out mistakes, take chances

The Royal Blues’ biggest shortcoming in the friendly match against Werder Bremen (14/1) was the missed the chances, especially in the first half. Several mistakes led to the only goal of the day by Niclas Füllkrug. The Schalke players could, however, take some positives over the course of the game against Werder.