FC Schalke 04 lost their home match against Bayer Leverkusen 1:2 (1:2) and arrived to the fourth winless game in a row in a relegation battle. Aleksandar Dragovic (27. Minute) and Lucas Alario (35.) penalties for Leverkusen. Haji Wright (45.+1) shortened for Schalke, which separates only a point from relegation in 16th place.

Schalke’s goalkeeper Ralf ferryman against Leverkusen 192 to be made. Bundesliga game – and it will remain as one of his weaker in memory. When the first counter hit ferryman made no fault, the second he had to, however, can alone be blamed: In the 35. Minute came Alario from the goalkeeper to the Ball, he turned to Benjamin Stambouli, touched the Ball lightly with the Hand and then moved. It was not a particularly placed shot, but the ferryman left him on the line roles and Schalke was 0:2. There is a clear goalkeeper error.

Nine minutes before the home team Leon Bailey from the right side was pulled in the middle, and had met with a wonderful Curling shot to the post. The rebound landed in Dragovic, the tunnelte ferryman with a shot from five meters and the lead for the visitors scored. Referee Deniz Aytekin had initially ruled Offside, it was the Signal from Köln to change his mind and gave the goal. It was the right decision.


With the last action of the first half met the Schalke, it was the first serious completion of the team of Domenico Tedesco. After a corner by Bastian Oczipka Weston McKennie headed, Wright held the toe in actually is not very dangerous statements, and scored the first goal. For the Americans it was in the fourth League game of the first match.

After the break, Leverkusen seemed to be with the narrow lead to be satisfied, the guests took the pace out of their attack efforts. Because the Schalke developed hardly any ideas in the attacking game, crushed the previously-also not high class, but nonetheless exciting game.

Still, Schalke should have this game not to lose, but substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka gave the best chance to equalise, when he appeared alone in front of Lukas Hradecky, the Ball but right at the gate over pushed (74.).

Schalke 04 – Bayer Leverkusen 1:2 (1:2)
0:1 (26.) Dragovic
0:2 (35.) Alario
1:2 (45.+1) Wright
Schalke: ferryman – Caligiuri, Sané, Nastasic, Oczipka – Schöpf (71.Konoplyanka) , Stambouli, Bentaleb (54. Serdar), Harit – McKennie, Wright (54. Skrzybski)
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Wise, Tah, Dragovic (60. Jedvaj), Wendell – Kohr, Baumgartlinger – Bellarabi (89. S. Bender), Havertz, Bailey Alario (70. Volland)
referee: Deniz Aytekin
audience: 61.548
Yellow cards: Harit, Stambouli, Serdar, McKennie / Bellarabi, Baumgartlinger, Hradecky, Wise


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