Some Schalke had feared Bad before the good-bye with a club from Manchester in the Champions League - but it came much worse. The English Champions Manchester City showed no mercy with the mid-term hopeless past opponents and was a pleasure to present a target shooting. At the end of a demo overall came out of it for the Schalke 0:7-defeat - an ugly mortgage for the relegation battle, you need to continue on Saturday in the Bundesliga home match against Leipzig. What is the meaning of the debacle for coach Domenico Tedesco, the club's management had imposed the requirement of a "trend", it is not difficult to guess.
It had looked during the first half-hour is bad for Schalke. In the stands, approaches of resentment began to rise, as the game started to get older. City pass machinery stuttered, it errors accumulated playback, Schalke began to get air and to venture timidly to the front. Until then the guests with a disciplined outsider had can game reasonably claim. Without the short-term fancy Matija Nastasic (bruise) held the five-chain to Central defender Salif Sané stand the constant pressure of the English master is reasonably stable.
Own offensive actions, however, were prevented, usually within a few seconds, resolutely. While Guido Burgstaller, the lone Outpost in the storm center, lost each of his two fights, was Yevgen Konolyanka on the wing largely cut off from the action - the of Domenico Tedesco proclaimed "cautious Offensive" remained wishful thinking.
But it took a controversial decision by the French referee to bring to the dance. A tough battle of defender Jeffrey Bruma with Bernardo Silva, the Referee considered a Violation. Sergio Agüero converted the penalty (35.). After that no stopping was more: Aguero and Sané made the break 3:0, the game was over. But to the chagrin of the world Cup is not yet over. Silva, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Gabriel, Jesus added the quite depressed opponent for more strikes.