Ralf Fährmann

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A memorable occasion, but a disappointing result

Last night saw many moments which people will remember for a very long time. FC Schalke 04, founded by miners, paid an emotional farewell to the coal mines in the Ruhr area before the game against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Ralf Fährmann: Everyone associated with Schalke deserved better tonight

Despite dominating the match for large periods, Schalke lost 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday (19/12). The Royal Blues were frustrated with the unfortunate defeat – especially as it was a night where they were desperate to win for the miners in attendance. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reactions.

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“It puts the wind back in our sails”

It came late, but Schalke definitely deserved their win against Lokomotiv Moscow. The three points mean that Schalke finish second in Group D on 11 points, advancing through to the round of 16.

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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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A good feeling going into the derby

Shortly after the final whistle in the game against Hoffenheim, Schalke started looking forward to the next game. Everyone's focus is now on a game that hasn’t even been played yet. The Revierderby will take place during the upcoming match day. The 1-1 draw in Sinsheim didn’t leave the Royal Blues overjoyed, however they will feel optimistic in their preparations for the derby.

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Ralf Fährmann out of the Galatasaray game with injury

Schalke 04 will be without goalkeeper and captain Ralf Fährmann for the Champions League with Galatasaray. On Monday, an MRI scan confirmed he is suffering with an adductor injury.

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“We need to collectively deal with this situation”

Domenico Tedesco and Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac analysed the 2-0 victory for the visitors. Captain Ralf Fährmann and Sebastian Rudy also gave their thoughts, with schalke04.de summarising the interviews.

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Ralf Fährmann: It was a very emotional moment

The Royal Blues get their Champions League campaign underway today at home against FC Porto. Captain Ralf Fährmann speaks about the excitement ahead of the Champions League, his recollection of the memorable round of 16 match 10 years ago, and goalkeeping icon Iker Casillas, who will be in goal for the Portuguese club.

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“We’re a positive-thinking team”

Schalke didn’t imagine that their season would start like this. The Royal Blues followed up last weekend’s loss against Wolfsburg with another defeat; this time at home to Hertha Berlin. The team are remaining optimistic however, and are convinced that things will start to look up soon. There’s no reason to panic.

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"A very poor second half"

Head coach Domenico Tedesco and players Ralf Fährmann and Sebastian Rudy were disappointed after the 2-0 defeat to Hertha. Pal Dardai on the other hand was delighted. schalke04.de has summarised their thoughts.

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Domenico Tedesco: Prestigious clubs and exciting trips for our fans

Schalke 04’s opponents in this season’s Champions League group phase will be Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto and Galatasaray. We gathered the thoughts from the management and the players after Thursday’s draw.

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Ralf Fährmann: We deserved a point

There are plenty of talking points after the 2-1 defeat in Wolfsburg. Both coaches gave their opinions on the battle in the Volkswagen Arena, as well as captain Ralf Fährmann and Mark Uth. schalke04.de have summarised the four post-match interviews.