The royal blue hope is back!
After four 0-0 games in a row wins Schalke in the important basement duel against Stuttgart with 2:1. Thus, the gap to the regulation rank is only three points.
Marius Bülter (29) is responsible for the highlight of the day. The winger shakes the arena with a back-heel goal.
► 40. Minute: Zalazar boils Sosa off and crosses to the middle. There, Bülter hits the ball with his heel into the goal. 2:0!
From the very first minute, Schalke burned and determined the game. The opening goal is only a matter of time.
Schalke 04 ended goalless curse
► 10. Minute: After a long ball from Fährmann, Matriciani extended for Frey, who ran towards the baseline. From there he crosses to the middle. There Drexler comes flying and nods off from a short distance untenable! 1:0!
The first Schalke Bundesliga goal after 403 minutes! S04 last scored through Kozuki on January 24 at the 1:6 swatter in Leipzig.
“Pressure helps to be alert and to deliver good performances,” Schalke coach Thomas Reis (49) announced before the game. And the Royal Blues deliver!
Even the embarrassing buck by ferryman to 1: 2 does not destroy the euphoria (63rd). The goalkeeper lets a shot from Sosa roll into the goal. His first goal. Shortly thereafter, Fährmann is on the spot and makes an outstanding save against Endo (66′).
In the end, the defensive wobbles, but the first win since the beginning of November is no longer lost. This gives Schalke hope again in the relegation battle!
With only three points behind, the Reis-Elf can take the next step towards the rescue miracle on Saturday. Then it goes to Table-17. to Bochum.
Reis: “We have the chance to be strong in the race again.”
Severe setback for VfB Stuttgart
Stuttgart, on the other hand, gets the next heavy setback after the 3-0 win against Cologne. For Bruno Labbadia’s eleven it is now of all things against Bayern, Frankfurt, Wolfsburg and Union. The prospects in the relegation battle could definitely be better.
At Schalke, however, hope is back!