Werder Bremen has recovered from the opening defeat. De Hanze clearly won against Schalke. The Royal Blues continue to expand their historical negative series.
With another disastrous performance, Schalke 04 continued his horror series, releasing trainer David Wagner to be shot. Eight days after the 0: 8 debacle in Bayern Munich, the Royal Blues were beaten by the near-relegated Werder Bremen by 1: 3 (0: 2) in the crisis duel and showed no sign of the “ significant performance increase brought by sports director Jochen Schneider. demanded, which also increased. reflected in the result. ”After 18 consecutive Bundesliga games without a win, Wagner’s time at Schalke should have ended.
Niclas Füllkrug with his second Bundesliga three-pack (22./37./59.) Led Werder to their first victory of the season with a late goal from Mark Uth (90. + 2) and shattered the record of Schalke, who also Ozan Kabak with yellow card (84th) lost since the last success on January 17 (2-0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach) 8:48 goals with a pitiful six points. A return that would have undone from any coach in the past.
Schalke board member Schneider on Wagner’s future: “We’ll see”
Schneider had stressed before kicking off at Sky that he had an “open, trusting relationship” with Wagner, “everything is fine”. When asked about the ramifications of another bankruptcy, he initially dodged, “We’ll see.”
Wagner had to make do in his final without the injured national player Suat Serdar and attacking player Amine Harit. On the other hand, the coach was able to use his captain Omar Mascarell for the first time since February 22. Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt switched to four positions from the 1: 4 false start against Hertha BSC, including captain Niklas Moisander.
In the empty arena due to the high number of corona infections in Gelsenkirchen, both teams felt the uncertainty after the bankruptcies at the start. Lots of bad passes, lots of mistakes were decisive for the initial phase. Bremen was the first to take advantage of an opponent’s mistake: after a corner, Füllkrug was completely free on the ball after a header from Joshua Sargent, Uth took offside – and Schalke was already behind.
Another standard situation, again poorly defended, led to the 0: 2. After Maximilian Eggestein’s free kick, Füllkrug headed without any pressure – Schalke kept his distance again.
In the second half Wagner brought in Vedad Ibisevic and, after a long injury, Salif Sane. Ibisevic had a big chance of the next goal, but just missed the goal (53rd), just like Nassim Boujellab (55th) a little later. But after Ozan Kabak’s mistake on Füllkrug and his third goal with a penalty kick, the air was finally out, Schalke was still well served.
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