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David Wagner: Focused on finding solutions, not problems

Three days on from an intense match against Eintracht Frankfurt, Schalke are eying up their next opponents. On Wednesday (18.12, 20:30 CET), the Royal Blues will play their final away game ahead of the winter break in Wolfsburg.

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Tactical change, improved performance – and then a deserved win

After a tactical change the side’s performance improved greatly. After an average first-half display, the Royal Blues stepped up in the second half to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1. Switching to a back five from a back four gave the Royal Blues more control of the game and they were more dangerous too. “The second half was a completely different story,” stated head coach Domenico Tedesco.

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Daniel Caligiuri: The whole team won today's game, not me!

Domenico Tedesco was satisfied with the win, but also explained how he wasn’t happy with the first-half performance. VfL coach Bruno Labbadia felt that his side should have taken something from the game. Daniel Caligiuri, who scored twice, and Mark Uth, who returned from a long-term injury, also gave their thoughts.

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Caligiuri scores brace as Schalke win opening match of 2019

FC Schalke 04 have started the New Year with a victory at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday evening. Daniel Caligiuri scored a brace as the Royal Blues secured a 2-1 victory in the VELTINS-Arena. After Caligiuri opened the scoring (8‘), Elvis Rexhbecaj equalised for the visitors (20‘) before the Schalke wing-back sealed the victory in the 78th minute.

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Domenico Tedesco: Everybody is up for it

29 days after the 3-1 win in VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke will begin the second half of the season at home to VfL Wolfsburg (Sunday 20/1, 18:00 CET). Domenico Tedesco is looking forwardto the game, but has also demanded that: “the players give their all on the pitch. The fans have to see that the players are up for it from the first minute.”

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We need to be self critical and put this defeat behind us

Since mid-May the lack of football has meant Schalke fans could spend their Saturday afternoons in pleasant relaxation. However, the summer football drought made Saturday’s Bundesliga opener all the more nerve-wracking. The game against VfL Wolfsburg didn’t bring any points for Schalke, but it did bring up a lot of talking points.

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Last-minute defeat after a dramatic match in Wolfsburg

FC Schalke 04 suffered a 2-1 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg in their opening Bundesliga match of the season. The match-winning goal was scored by substitute Daniel Ginczek in the fourth minute of added time. The second half was full of plenty of drama, with Matija Nastasic seeing the red card after VAR intervention and Wout Weghorst seeing his red card overturned by VAR in turn.

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Wolfsburg’s fortunes must change

For the second year running, Wolfsburg managed to save themselves from relegation - just. The Wolves have greater standards, however. The club has prepared hard for the coming season, both on and off the pitch. Things can only get better from here.

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Domenico Tedesco: “Just what we need”

The numerous positive memories that blessed die Königsblauen last season have become a fragment of the past with the beginning of the new Bundesliga season. Schalke will start with a clean slate when they travel to face VfL Wolfsburg this Saturday at 15:30 (CEST). Domenico Tedesco is taking the weekend’s encounter seriously and with caution.

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Schalke face Wolfsburg in opening fixture

The secret is out! Schalke will kick-start their 2018/19 Bundesliga season away to Wolfsburg. DFL revealed the full fixture schedule for the new season on Friday the 29th June. Schalke’s opening game will be played on either the 25th or 26th August.

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Five wins in a row but Schalke daren’t dream yet

Hoffenheim, Leverkusen, Berlin, Mainz and now Wolfsburg. Schalke’s point tally from their last five games couldn’t be any better. “We’ve taken maximum points,” said a gleeful Christian Heidel on the winning streak. The last time Schalke went on such a winning run was under Huub Stevens in the 2011/2012 season.

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Ralf Fährmann: I picked my corner and stuck with it

One saved a penalty and the other forced Robin Knoche into an own goal. schalke04.de spoke to Ralf Fährmann and Breel Embolo on the win in Wolfsburg.