Updated November 28, 2020, 11:22 p.m.
On the way to the Bundesliga negative record: Schalke, bottom of the table, also suffered a crushing defeat at Borussia Mönchengladbach. And that, although Gladbach had to do without four top players.
Even after a few staff changes, the staggered Bottom of the table FC Schalke 04 continue the Bundesliga negative record opposite. Coach Manuel Baum’s team lost 1: 4 (1: 2) at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening, again without a win in the 25th first division game in a row. To historic Bundesliga negative stamp Tasmania Berlin from the 1965/1966 season are now only missing six more games without a win.
Florian Neuhaus (15th minute), Oscar Wendt (36th), Marcus Thuram (52nd) and Hannes Wolf (80th) sealed for the Champions League participant from the Lower Rhine the 30th Bundesliga home win against the Royal blue. Borussia only achieved as many victories at home against Werder Bremen. The first Bundesliga goal by Benito Raman (20th) in almost a year was too little for the Schalke team, who were only engaged at the beginning and had no chance after the break.
Due to the renewed defeat, the traditional team from Gelsenkirchen remains last even after nine match days with only three points. Gladbach, on the other hand, is in the starting line-up despite the fact that coach Marco Rose does not have four leading players unbeaten in all competitions in the ninth home game in a row and with 15 points he keeps in touch with the top group as seventh
Schalke: “Eleven fighters on the pitch”
At least combative, the troubled Schalke initially kept up. After the 2-0 draw against Wolfsburg last weekend, there was a real crash in Gelsenkirchen. In addition to squad planner Michael Reschke also had to Oldie striker Vedad Ibisevic go. In addition, Amines Harit and Nabil Bentaleb were repeatedly suspended.
“It was not a nice week and it was certainly not a pleasant conversation, “said sports director Jochen Schneider, who is also criticized, before the game at Sky. Trainer Baum tried more Change of players and surprisingly brought the 19 year old Matthew Hoppe from the Regionalliga team, for which the American has only scored one goal in 15 missions.
“It is crucial that there are eleven fighters on the field,” said Baum about his personnel decisions. His team was indeed committed, playful but clearly inferior, although Gladbach also played in a completely unfamiliar formation. Coach Rose had before the important one Champions League game on Tuesday against Inter Milan initially captain Lars Stindl, world champion Christoph Kramer, Stefan Lainer and Nico Elvedi spared.
Thuram: catastrophic playback error
But that only became noticeable after the national player Neuhaus took the lead, which Denis Zakaria had with a starter comeback after a month-long injury break strong ball gain had initiated. After that, the Gladbach game suddenly became imprecise. Before the equalizer, France international Thuram made a catastrophic playing error.
For a few minutes the game threatened to overturn, before Neuhaus gave Wendt the lead after a quick advance. After that, the Gladbach game became quieter and more opportunities increased. First Thuram failed with his head on the crossbar (39.). After the move, the 23-year-old made his second goal of the season for them Preliminary decision. All in all, Thuram remained unhappy. He gave the sure 4: 1 carelessly (64th), that worried Hannes Wolf a little later.
Since Gladbach now clearly dominated the game, it stayed with the usual picture and that unprecedented crash of Schalke since the last Bundesliga win in January, when a 2-0 win against Gladbach was still fifth in the table. Then it went rapidly downhill. (best / dpa)
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