Schalke takes their second win of the season. 1-0 against Augsburg. The first three since January and the first ever win for coach Dimitrios Grammozis (42).
What a lightning start to the game! Can Bozdogan gives a harmless, low cross into the box. Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz only has to pick up the ball with his hand. But he doesn’t do it, but lets clap. And there is Suat Serdar! 1-0 after four minutes! A birthday gate with a long run-up! It was his 30th attempt to shoot this season – this time successfully from a meter …
And another unbelievable series of negative hits with the goal! Previously, the bottom was 77 Bundesliga games without a goal in the first 15 minutes of play.
Gikiewicz to “Sky”: “That was a clear mistake on my part. I take defeat on my head. “
Schalke without captain Sead Kolasinac, who was in the starting line-up in twelve of 13 games. Reason: minor muscular problems. But again with Ralf Fährmann after a seven-week injury break for Frederik Rönnow in goal. And he is right there at a judge’s chance (24th), saves the leadership.
Augsburg with a disappointing appearance, in the second half a courageous appearance of the Schalke defensive row and a strong ferryman are enough for the second win of the season.
With the win, Schalke ended its negative run of twelve games without a win, now 13 points on the account and thus more than Tasmania at the end of the 1965/66 season (converted 10).
But is there still something going on in the relegation battle? The deficit on the relegation rank is twelve points. Schalke can still get 18 points in the season’s final spurt – and now the English week against Freiburg, Bielefeld and Hertha comes.