It was the second minute of added time in the first half. A moment ago, Timo Werner scored the fourth goal for the RB Leipzig team and the guests were leading 4-0 against Schalke 04. Earlier goals were scored by Andre Silva (7th, 44th) and Benjamin Henrichs (15th). The fans of the hosts were furious, loud whistles could be heard in the stands.
“Lack of Bundesliga skills”
In the second half, the hosts scored a goal in the 56th minute (Soichiro Kozuki). The rivals answered in the end with two (Dani Olmo in the 83rd minute and Yussuf Poulsen in the 89th minute) and eventually won as much as 6:1. Few fans watched the final minutes, because most of them left the stadium long before the final whistle.
– No points again and little hope for the future – Schalke 04 is heading towards the second division. The team’s 6-1 defeat to RB Leipzig lacked Bundesliga skills and brought back bad memories. After the first half of the season, the team is at the bottom of the table with only nine points and is in a worse position than two years ago, which ended in relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga, writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
– Schalke brutally mastered – writes “Bild”. – Flash of genius Olmo. Schalke falls – emphasizes “Kicker”. – Schalke got under the wheels. The hosts, who had previously lost nine out of ten matches, presented themselves extremely uncertainly, journalists add.
We conceded goals too easily. The first half was very, very disappointing. The fans who come here for games, who travel with us on trips, don’t deserve this. I am very sorry to them. We need to calm down quickly and start playing better,” said Schalke 04 defender Maya Yoshida after the match.
Can the team still survive? – Everything is still possible. Maybe someone else will join us because the transfer window is still open. We must fight to the end,” added Yoshida.
Schalke in April 2021. For the seven-time champions of Germany (fourth place in the classification with the most titles of German champions) it was a big defeat. – A group of several hundred angry fans in front of the stadium stormed the team bus, chased the players around the parking lot, vandalized some of the teammates’ cars and kicked the players. One of them, Suat Serdar, was even in trouble with the Lebanese mafia that day –
In May last year. Things are not going well for her when she returns to the Bundesliga. After 17 rounds, this team has scored only nine points (two wins, three draws and as many as twelve defeats). They also scored the fewest goals in the Bundesliga (14) and conceded the most of all teams (41).
Schalke 04 are already six points behind in the relegation play-offs. In addition, this team is the holder of an embarrassing record. This is the worst result in history and there is little indication that the club from the Ruhr area will break the disastrous series.
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