Schalke’s series without a threesome continues: For the 25th time in a row, the Gelsenkirchen-based team was unable to win in the Bundesliga. However, Schalke kept up at least one half of the game in a 4-1 (2-1) win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Benito Raman had equalized the Gladbach lead by Florian Neuhaus (15th minute) in the meantime (20th). Oscar Wendt (36), Marcus Thuram (52) and Hannes Wolf (80) scored the other goals for the hosts.
The people of Gladbach have been a little exhausted recently. In the last two Bundesliga games, they did not win. Due to the state and Champions League games, many professionals have been playing at least twice a week for a long time.
While Borussia had been acting unsteadily in the last few weeks, they started against Schalke already in the first half. Schalke kept up well in the first half and became dangerous at first. Only by a finish of the 19-year-old Bundesliga debutant Matthew Hoppe (9th), then by a header from Steven Skrzybski (13th).Schalke in perfection with the first goal against SchalkeWhat followed was the Schalke of this season in perfection: Alassane Pléa went into the penalty area on the left and failed again because of the strong Schalke keeper Frederik Rönnow. In Neuhaus’s second shot from the edge of the penalty area, three defenders – Ozan Kabak, Matija Nastasic and Omar Mascarell – were on the line alongside Rönnow. They all missed, most recently Mascarell, whose legs allowed the ball to slide over the line (15.).
The Schalker answer was then the perfect counterpart: After winning the ball on the opponent’s sixteen Mark Uth delayed, only to play a strong lob over the Gladbach remaining defence. Raman took the ball directly and put it into the angle (20.). Rarely had Schalke been seen to play so freely in recent months, only a few minutes later Uth took a free kick against the outer post (27th).the defensive problems remainedOnly the defensive problems remained After a combination over Marcus Thuram and Neuhaus Wendt pushed in freely in front of Rönnow (36th). The crossbar prevented a higher backlog in a Thuram header (39).
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