Schalke 04, has withdrawn from the relegation zone of the Bundesliga table. In the home game against VfL Wolfsburg, the hosts celebrated a 2:1 (1:1)-success. Daniel Caligiuri brought Schalke an early lead (8. Minute/Foul Penalty). Wolfsburg’s Elvis Rexhbecaj hit to compensate (20.); in the final phase Caligiuri Schalke secured with his second goal of the victory (79.).

with the success of Schalke improved to the twelfth place. The projection 16 is now six points. Wolfsburg is the Sixth.

the theme of The game was set long before kickoff. In the afternoon, it was announced that Schalke’s goalkeeper Ralf ferryman would sit on the bench. Ferryman, captain, and for years, master Keeper of the club, have done a least uncertainty, said coach Domenico Tedesco: “We had the feeling that his head is not free.”

Ralf Fährmann

Of Alexander Nübel, who stepped in in the first half of the season for the then injured ferryman. Then, as now, he did his job well. Nübels strong Parade against Admir Mehmedi in the fifth Minute prevented that Schalke had to run after a residue. Thus he laid the Foundation stone for the victory of his team.

If Tedesco had promised with the change of the Goalkeeper with a jolt that goes through the team, he was disappointed. The host had less of the game than the VfL, and would not have been the penalty (William was playing foul Alessandro Schöpf), Schalke remained in the first half with no real scoring chance. The recalled the disappointing first half of the season.

During the 90 minutes there was only a short Phase in the Schalke constant pressure played In full: In the ten minutes after the break, the hosts shot six times on goal. Especially dangerous: Mark Uths head to the ball (strong parried by VfL Keeper Koen Casteels, 50.), Sebastian Rudy’s statements after the subsequent corner (Latte) and the trial of Kevin McKennie (over 52.).

Otherwise, Wolfsburg had the Ball, though hardly in the Schalke penalty area. As well as the hit to the 1:1, as Mehmedi scored on a wonderful Pass from Renato Steffen to the posts and Rexhbecaj the margin submerged, worked the offensive game of the VfL only rarely. Yannick Gerhardt failed to Nübel (27.), Wout Weghorst over shot on goal (66.).

Because several wolf Burger McKennie not attacked, as this dribbled through the midfield, was finally a hit. McKennie operated Caligiuri, secured by the right of the penalty area with a shot into the far corner three points for Schalke.

Schalke 04 – VfL Wolfsburg 2:1 (1:1)
1:0 Caligiuri (8., Foul penalty)
1:1 Rexhbecaj (20.)
2:1 Caligiuri (78.)
Schalke: Nübel – Caligiuri, Salif Sane, Nastasic, Oczipka – Stambouli, Rudy – Uth (90. Wright), McKennie (90.+1 Serdar), Schöpf – Skrzybski (90.+3 Kutucu). Trainer: Inglese
Wolfsburg Casteels – William Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Arnold – Gerhardt (87. Malli), Rexhbecaj (72. Brekalo) – Steffen (84. Klaus), Weghorst, Mehmedi. Trainer: Labbadia
referee: Gräfe (Berlin)
audience: 58.827
Yellow card: McKennie (5) –

In previous Version it was said that Alexander Nübel have parried to start the game with a Header from Yannick Gerhardt. Actually, the Header came from Admir Mehmedi.


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