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Schalke 04 can still win At VfB Stuttgart a lucky, but hard-fought 3:1 success to succeed. The three points also the controversial coach Domenico Tedesco do wel

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In front of the empty goal, only the post
Schalke 04 can still win At VfB Stuttgart a lucky, but hard-fought 3:1 success to succeed. The three points also the controversial coach Domenico Tedesco do well. Click here for the table of the Bundesliga. the By Thomas Hürner, Stuttgart Thomas Hürner

Thomas Hürner, since September of 2018, a volunteer at the süddeutsche Zeitung, has always had the latent desire to become a Journalist. However, he also made an apprenticeship as foreign language correspondent, before he studied in Augsburg, Germany, political science, and sociology. On placements in the Augsburger Allgemeine, and the sports editor of the FAZ a job as a freelance writer followed, he also wrote regularly for the times Online and the magazine 11 friends. Has laid down in a book, "101 things you must know to be a football Fan".

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Domenico Tedesco, rather than of cooler, football analyst known, but he is not more likely to have been prior to the game against VfB Stuttgart aware that when FC Schalke 04 cool football analysis alone are not enough. Sometimes it takes what you can summon with a thought Please up, as his sports Director Christian Heidel said after the game. "Please, just give us a little bit of luck," have been this thought, said blueberry, not betrayed, but who is he internally within the 48. Minute actually had been contacted.

There had, in fact, played his goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann, Stuttgart striker Nicólas Gonzalez the Ball directly into the feet. Had then taken but in front of the empty goal at the far post, and the balance to the 1:1 missed. "Of course it was luck," said Tedesco, and spoke of it beautifully was a "dirty victory".

One for the Schalke coach is a unusual Form of analysis of a game that would have gone a few months ago, probably as something of a top-of-the-game. However, neither of the VfB Stuttgart hide nor could the FC Schalke 04 both teams are now in a different footballing reality. And so it was with little surprise that this game is then exactly the looked like what you could expect: one of two pages of hard-run descent duel, which was influenced mainly by the inaccurate passes and nervousness.

The Schalke Plan: In the Pause, save, and then counter

had the better end for Schalke in the crucial situations, the summoned game of luck. In the seventh Minute Schalke goalkeeper Fährmann threw the Ball without any Distress in the feet of Stuttgart's midfielder Erik Thommy, the shot at the speed of thought on the empty goal, but it's not very targeted. "It would have been better if we had gone through something once in the lead," said Stuttgart's sporting Director, Michael Reschke, before he, too, was devoted to the topic of the Afternoon: "We have but also definitely not a game of luck."

the rest of The first half settled on the basis of a Situation examples: Again, the ferryman had the Ball, this time soul laid it down, but the quiet repulsive, before he decided that the Ball would be in a different place might be better. So the ferryman took this in Hand, took a few slow steps and then at some point the goal-kick. That was in the 16. Minute. Schalke had started to manage his lead, if necessary, with the help of the watch.

blueberries have thought in this Phase: "We need to somehow save us in the break." In the meantime, the Schalke left-namely, in the lead, their only afloat alleged attack in the first half: On Yevhen Konoplyanka and the advanced full-backs Bastian Oczipka, the Ball came to striker Steven Skrzybsk, the these finally, to lead into the gate parted (10. Minute).

Stuttgart wants to be on the winter transfer market

Schalke strike was, after all, little in his 4-2-3-1 System, but this was also due to the fact that it is the Stuttgart Offensive, in gates, the most in the League, as measured, was missing in the attack on quality and ideas. Shortly after the half-time break, it was Gonzalez who can give the game to the decisive turn. "If we make it," said Stuttgart goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, "then this game can flip." But it didn't. After a corner kick, heading in Schalke defender Salif Sané the Ball to the shoulder of Mario Gomez, and the Ball jumped into the 70. Minute to 2:0 into the goal.

While Gonzalez scored with a header to the Stuttgart goal (76.), whereupon Tedesco declined to temporarily invalidated on the bench, just two minutes later, however, was able to cheer. The preliminary decision by the end of 3:1 was made after a counterattack, which was completed by the substitute Kutucu. A lot seemed to be of Tedesco in this Moment to fall off after all the criticism of the past few weeks, and of course this success was also for the often-criticized Manager Heidel important.

"On Christmas eve, I forget the football," he said, "without victory would have been difficult." Blueberry was visibly pleased that his colleague Reschke, however, could drop his pale facial expression after the game only briefly. "One or the other will do for us," said Reschke about his plans in the winter transfer market. "In the last winter break, the us is also quite good." Then, too, the Stuttgart fought against relegation, after a brilliant series, they landed on the seventh place.

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