Bundesliga Matchday 29 Team of the Week


Bundesliga Matchday 29, or “derby weekend,” is now in the books leaving behind some serious implications after a weekend full of exciting games. If there were any doubts regarding die Meisterschaft, Bayern’s 3-1 win over Stuttgart at a sold out Mercedes-Benz Arena paired with the 2-2 Revierderby between Schalke and Dortmund put that to bed, with the Bavarians now enjoying a seven-point […]

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Schalke tops group after dominant display against APOEL Nicosia


A brace from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and a fine header from Joel Matip handed APOEL Nicosia a heavy defeat Thursday night in Cyprus, as Schalke started strongly its first foray into the Europa League since the 2011-2012 season. For the first ten minutes, it was the home side who were more comfortable going forward, enjoying almost complete control of possession. However, APOEL’s […]

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A Good Start for Bundesliga Clubs in Europe


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday marked the beginning of group stage play in both the Champions League and Europa League, and the seven Bundesliga clubs overall responded well.  In the Champions League, only Borussia Mönchengladbach stumbled as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg found victory.  In the Europa League, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke nailed opening day wins, while, after a very […]

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Schalke Analysis: A Matchday 31 Comeback in Perhaps KPB’s Last Hurrah


Stuttgart 2 (Hamik ’22, Kostic ’51) Schalke: 3 (Huntelaar ‘9, ’78, Klein OG ’89) For a victory that was hardly an impressive accomplishment on the 111th anniversary of the Royal Blue, Matchday 31’s win over VfB Stuttgart did allow two wily veterans to make their mark for S04. For Schalke, defeating one of the worst Bundesliga teams at home was not accomplished until […]

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Schalke display their Champions League finest in honourable defeat


Real Madrid 3 (Ronaldo 25′, 45′, Benzema 53′) Schalke 4 (Fuchs 20′, Huntelaar 40′, 87′, Sane 57′) During Tuesday’s match, several tweets from both neutral and Schalke fan sites paraphrased the same message: “Not the same Schalke side.” Not the same Schalke side that was woefully inadequate in losing the Revierderby 3-0 to Dortmund. Not the same listless Schalke side […]

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The “Hunter” saves Schalke from Maribor shock


After their hugely creditable draw against group favourites Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions’ League fixture, Schalke 04’s momentum would take a bit of a bump at the Veltins Arena against NK Maribor, the team seen by many as the group outsiders. The Slovenian champions had also come into the game with a point from their opening encounter […]

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Huntelaar continues to shine for Schalke


Schalke continued their march towards a Champions League place with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Hoffenheim to take them within a point of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was again the star of the show for Schalke, continuing his sensational return from injury by grabbing a hat-trick for the hosts. Schalke wasted little time […]

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