Leon Goretzka


Breel Embolo is Last 16 bound

Breel Embolo played 90 minutes of Switzerland’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday and provided the assist for his team’s opening goal. The point was enough for Embolo and Co. to book their place in the knockout stages, finishing second in Group E behind five times world champions Brazil.


Germany score at the death to win

The Germany national team kept their World Cup hopes alive with a last gasp 2-1 win versus Sweden.


Knappen seeking to enter World Cup history books

The ball is rolling, the 2018 World Cup has begun. On Thursday, the hosts Russia opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. On Friday, four Schalke internationals will be hoping to make their mark on football’s biggest stage.


04 Royal Blues off to the World Cup!

Four Royal Blues will represent their countries at the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer after the final squads for the tournament were revealed on Monday. Leon Goretzka (Germany), Breel Embolo (Switzerland), Amine Harit (Morocco) and Marko Pjaca (Crotia) will all look to make an impact for their nations in the competition which gets underway on 14 June.


Schöpf fires Austria to win over Germany

Things are certainly going well for Alessandro Schöpf in an Austrian shirt right now. After scoring the winner in last week’s 1-0 win over Russia, the Royal Blue was at it again on Saturday night as he struck the decider against world champions Germany to seal a 2-1 win for his country. Leon Goretzka was bought on for Joachim Löw’s Germany shortly after the break.


The Royal Blues’ pre-World Cup friendlies

The World Cup is fast approaching. To warm up and find their form ahead of the tournament, which gets underway on 14th June, the countries taking part have several friendly fixtures coming up. The final World Cup squads must be submitted to FIFA by 4th June. Leon Goretzka, Breel Embolo, Amine Harit, Matija Nastasic und Marko Pjaca are the current Schalke players to have been named in their respective countries’ preliminary World Cup squads.


Leon Goretzka in provisional World Cup squad

Joachim Löw announced his provisional squad for this summer’s World Cup today in the National Football Museum. Leon Goretzka was part of the squad.


Leon Goretzka: A very emotional day

We spoke to a happy Ralf Fährmann, Daniel Caligiuri and Leon Goretzka after the final Bundesliga game of the 2017/2018 season. Leon in particular found the game an emotional one. schalke04.de noted the players' post-match reaction.


Leon Goretzka and Marko Pjaca given official send-off

Prior to this afternoon’s 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Leon Goretzka and Marko Pjaca were given an official goodbye as the duo leave the club this summer.


Dreams become reality

“Runners-up, runners-up,” rang around the Schalke dressing room after the full-time whistle in Augsburg on Saturday afternoon. The players danced and, alongside mineral water and electrolyte drinks, beers were consumed. Pizza boxes and several bottles of champagne were in the corner – a further clue that something special took place. FC Schalke 04 are back in the Champions League.


Leon Goretzka: Dreams became goals

After a 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke lie in second place with a six point gap to fifth place and two matchdays to play. The Royal Blues have a very good chance of participating in next season’s Champions League. Schalke04.de spoke to Leon Goretzka about the game against the Fohlen and the final fixture.


Leon Goretzka: "We weren't clinical enough"

A disappointed Domenico Tedesco, Leon Goretzka, Ralf Fährmann and Franco Di Santo share their thoughts following the 2-2 draw in Cologne. schalke04.de brings you all the reactions.