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Schalke lose again : Huub Stevens' Comeback fails

The football sometimes writes stories that are even the football too good to be true. When you coach Comeback by Huub Stevens in the Schalke Arena were not even played 90 seconds, as the last did not take into account Sebastian Rudy played a perfect Pass in the interface of the Leipzig four chain. Mark Uth, the last of Stevens’ predecessor, Domenico Tedesco out of the squad relegated, was the addressee, and he completed the first attack of the game 1:0 for FC Schalke 04. But, as I said: too good to be true. Uth not stand with one foot in the Offside, the match is counted. The reality for Schalke will also be under Stevens anything other than beautiful. On Saturday they were subject to ball sports Leipzig 0:1 (0:1)Lawn.

in addition to Uth and Rudy Stevens had made in his first game as Schalke coach after 2282 days two more changes: goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann has had to vacate his seat after the 0:7 defeat at Manchester City back in for Alexander Nübel. The team responded after the debacle in the Champions League so, how you expected it to be perfect after a change of trainer: she performed with considerably more determination and commitment than the last.

Clear chances to win Schalke hardly

"Thank you, Domenico," standing on a giant banner hung on the fence in front of the Schalke Nord curve. Domenico Tedesco had not made the impression, as if he could stop the crash. Recently, there had been a five-game defeats in a row were. So the Schalke asked for their Supervisory Board Stevens, now 65 years old, to buy a third Time, the Job of the Coach. "I'd rather have been here," he said before the game in an Interview with the TV channel Sky. "But if Schalke gets, I can't say no."

With Huub Stevens, we know at least what you get: honest work, and a good defensive order. So exactly what had been missing from the team last. The hosts were not eager to works, defended carefully with a five chain of broadcasting but to the front, once again, too much risk. In the last three Bundesliga home games they had scored not a single goal. Apart from Uths off hit had a Chance after one and a half minutes for Schalke before the break, just one more, again by Uth. The national players stood up suddenly free in front of Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulasci, but neither sufficient force nor precision in his statements.

at this time, performed in Leipzig with 1:0, and the conclusion of the match, a concatenation of Schalke faults and shortcomings, was absolutely typical for a team that is in a relegation battle. Salif Sané tried with a Pirouette in the Torverhinderung, goalkeeper Nübel faustete the man Jeffrey Bruma the Ball from the head, Sané shot Rudy, and from its torso, the Ball flew just in front of the feet of Timo Werner, who had no trouble to score his twelfth goal of the season.

In the second half, it was Schalke bolder and more dominant. However, Leipzig's Defensive, the best in the League, for sure. Especially Ibrahima Konaté, the macro to do it mostly with Breel Embolo, was for the Schalke an insurmountable obstacle. Stevens responded early on, brought in after an hour, the young striker Ahmed Kutucu for midfielder Rudy and less than 15 minutes later, with Guido Burgstaller, a fresh striker.

Clear chances were not able to earn Schalke a long time. The best opportunity midfielder Suat Serdar, whose shot from 18 metres just over the goal. Stevens brought with Steven Skrzybski shortly before the end of another offensive player, but Leipzig's Defensive was for Schalke this afternoon, definitely a good one. Burgstaller had the last great opportunity, as he came after a long throw-in, seven meters in front of the goal to shot the Ball, but in the reverse situation the goal was finishing.

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So it went for Schalke in the case of Stevens’ Comeback even further down. By Augsburg victory, they fell on the 15. Table space back. The distance to the relegation place is now just three points. (Tsp)

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