VfL Wolfsburg v FC Schalke 04 Volkswagen Arena Sunday 19th April, 16:30 GMT *** Title challengers Wolfsburg take on Schalke today in a game that could heap even more pressure on Roberto Di Matteo as his side are now sixth after unfavourable results elsewhere. Schalke fans are hopeful of a Champions league berth for next season, but that looks really bleak at the moment as their side are 13 points behind Borussia Monchengladbach who occupy the final Champions League spot. A win will reduce the gap to ten points, but they’ll have to be at their best to beat Dieter Hecking’s side who will be hurting after their poor Europa League showing against Napoli. Although Schalke have a good head to head record against Wolfsburg, they will start as underdogs for the game. Team news and tactics Wolfsburg With Bayern Munich running away with the title, Dieter Hecking will want to ensure a second place finish. Bayer Leverkusen are […]
Tottenham are leading the chase of Schalke center back Benedikt Howedes as manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to add quality to his back line once the transfer window opens.
A sublime performance by Borussia Dortmund saw them beat local rivals Schalke 3-0 in what was a rather one sided game . Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus all netted to give Jurgen Kloppa s men a fourth consecutive win in the league. Despite dominating proceedings since the first minute and boasting of 31 shots in total, Dortmund only managed to find the back of the net after 78 minutes when Mkhitaryan set up Aubameyang for an easy finish. Just a minute later, the Armenian managed to get on the score sheet after a low Gundogan cross from the right flank. To make matters worse for Schalke, a mistake from keeper Wellenreuther, who had a brilliant game until then, led to the third goal of the afternoon. Here are some of the major talking points from the game: 1) Mkhitaryan finally scores! After going over 1000 minutes without scoring or assisting, Henrikh Mkhitaryan managed to do both in yesterdaya […]
Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:30 CET (8:00pm IST) ***** The biggest game of the German football calendar has arrived! The Revierderby or the Ruhrderby has been fiercely fought on and off the field by both sides across the years, and with a lot at stake this time as well, it looks to be a cracking encounter once more. Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo summed it up perfectly before before the 146th encounter between the two sides, “It is a game that will be dominated by the emotions – it will be a game full of passion and tacticsa . Team news, tactics and lineup Dortmund On a three game winning streak for the first time this season, the home side will be energized in prospect of avenging the 2-1 loss to Schalke on Matchday 6 earlier this season. Despite being 12th in the table and a loss to Juventus on […]
In a repeat of last yeara s round of 16 clash, holders Real Madrid take on German side Schalke 04 as the two look to book their spot in the quarterfinal of the biggest club competition in the world. Last year, of course, Madrid were by far the superior team, registering a thumping 9-2 aggregate win. While Madrid will once more come into the tie as the overwhelming favourites, one cannot count out Schalke who are currently the fourth on the Bundesliga table. Schalke 04 Six of the nine goals that Schalke conceded to Madrid last year were at home. It was an absolute mauling handed over by the would be champions who looked unstoppable at the stage. The bad news for Schalke is that the team has only gotten better since and have played some scintillating football. The German team will, hence, do well to keep it tight and not leak any goals. Schalke, however, dona t do that […]
Will Di Matteo go one up on his former club?