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Schalke followers cease supporting, gamers are “really fed up”

Schalke 04 is threatened with falling into the third division on the finish of the season. The one-sided sport in Magdeburg was already determined after the primary half. The followers stopped supporting, and Karel Geraerts additionally made an announcement. After the ultimate whistle, one participant's collar bursts.

Dhe scary away weak spot value FC Schalke 04 a break within the relegation battle of the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Karel Geraerts' workforce misplaced 3-0 (0-3) at 1. FC Magdeburg on Saturday night and suffered their third away defeat in a row.

The first half was notably worrying, through which Schalke had lower than 30 p.c possession of the ball and didn’t have a single shot on purpose. “I'm really at a loss for words. I'm really fed up, but I'm also taking myself on board. How we go into the duels…” said Paul Seguin, Schalke's best, and paused: “We don't act, we just react. We're just bad away from home. We just can't get it done, and I don't know why.” Seguin now expects “more friction”, on the pitch and in the dressing room: “I hope it really hits in the coming week.”

Schalke, in 14th place, is still only four points clear of the relegation zone and has now lost nine of its twelve away games. Thanks to the surprisingly clear success, Magdeburg climbed into secure midfield.

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Silas Gnaka (17th minute) opened the Magdeburg goal festival of the first half in front of 27,038 fans. Mohammed El Hankouri (34th) added a penalty with a penalty and in stoppage time Tatsuya Ito (45th+2) went one better after a great individual effort.

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On the newly laid pitch, the FCM dominated the game from kick-off. In the first half, Schalke only had 26 percent possession of the ball and the Knappen were unable to get a shot on goal. In defense we were always vulnerable from the outside. Baris Atik was completely alone on the right wing before taking the lead before he fed Gnaka.

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When Ito went down on the opposite facet in a duel with Cédric Brunner within the penalty space, referee Christian Dingert initially allowed play to proceed. However, the video proof revealed that Brunner's hand hit Ito within the face – penalty. The duo had been additionally in focus for the third purpose when the utterly overwhelmed Brunner needed to let Ito run and the Japanese hit the quick nook from a decent angle.

Geraerts reacted drastically and made 4 modifications, together with bringing on second division report scorer Simon Terodde. In the 58th minute, Kenan Karaman fired Schalke's first shot on purpose. Karaman (72') and substitute Bryan Lasme (75') missed Schalke's solely large probabilities, whereas Magdeburg routinely introduced the sport to an in depth. The Schalke followers stopped supporting as the sport progressed.