Ten games in a row and more than four months without winning there are many for a project like Schalke’s, which aspires, at least, to fight for Europe. There was no change of course in Düsseldorf, where David Wagner’s painting managed his first goal away from home in 2020 but neither did he avoid leaving the void. Fortuna has come back and dreams of salvation.


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Fortuna Düsseldorf

Kastenmeier; Ayhan, Hoffmann, Suttner (Giesselmann, 70 ‘); Zimmermann, Stoger, Sobotka (Bodzek, 61 ‘), Berisha (Morales, 81’), Thommy; Karaman and Hennings (Skrzybski, 81 ‘)

Schalke 04

Schubert; Kabak, Sane, Nastasic; Kenny, Schopf, McKennie, Oczipka; Caligiuri (Kutucu, 74 ‘), Matondo (Todibo, 85’) and Burgstaller (Gregoritsch, 74 ‘).


0-1 M. 53 McKennie. 1-1 M. 63 Hennings. 2-1 M. 68 Karaman.


T. Welz. T.A .: Sobottka (52 ‘), Hoffmann (80’), Bodzek (93 ‘) / Burgstaller (18’) and Kabak (45 ‘).


Merkur Spiel-Arena. Behind closed doors.

Uwe Rösler’s team continues to play the beans in the red zone of the table and therefore had a better staging. However, Neither Fortuna nor Schalke disturbed with real danger neither goalkeeper in the first half. Individual flashes and feints of arrivals, little more. Quite the opposite of what happened after the holiday.

Those of Gelsenkirchen they went ahead in the 53rd minute thanks to a superb header from McKennie. Much merit also from Oczipka, who served the side foul with a lot of tension. However, the visiting team did not use the strength of the goal and ten minutes later saw how Hennings matched the contest. Schubert cleared a Stoger missile as best he could and sent the Fortuna forward into the net after beating Nastasic.

The former Manchester City defender, like his teammates, claimed a possible push that was certainly light and not punishable. The action descended on Schalke and in 68 ‘he was already under on the scoreboard. A strategy move in A corner kick was ended by Karaman in goal mouth to give wings to his team.

Although there was time to scratch at least one draw, David Wagner’s team was unable to do so and in fact Fortuna Düsseldorf could have finished the duel against somebody. There are two wins and four draws in the last six Bundesliga games. Permanence is already only one point. For its part, Schalke falls to ninth place. Todibo, injured last day 16 against Dortmund, came out in the 85th minute and again enjoyed playing minutes.