Sunday 07 November 2021
The gripping game ends bitterly
Schalke’s hope dies within seconds
In the 2nd Bundesliga, FC Schalke want to get back on the road to success after two bitter bankruptcies in a row against Darmstadt 98. But that does not succeed quite clearly, the club loses the game and country in the table. At the end one can hope again for a moment. Very short.
FC Schalke 04 – SV Darmstadt 98 2-4 (1: 2)
Darmstadt 98 inflicted the third competitive defeat in a row for FC Schalke 04 in a thrilling game and overtook the Gelsenkircheners in the 2nd Bundesliga. The team of coach Torsten Lieberknecht defeated the ailing first division relegation with 4: 2 (2: 1). In the table, Darmstadt moved up to fourth place thanks to the away win, while Schalke is fifth with one point less.
Things got off to a good start for the hosts in the atmospheric Gelsenkirchen Arena. In the eighth minute, the Schalke fans cheered over an own goal by Luca Pfeiffer from Darmstadt. The guests didn’t seem shocked afterwards, but turned the entertaining game with goals from Phillip Tietz (11th) and Mathias Honsak (23rd). At halftime there were whistles from the stands.
Schalke often lacked the power of attack in the DFB Cup at 1860 Munich and in the league in Heidenheim (both 0: 1). The Grammozis team tried hard, but Tietz made it 3-1 (63rd) with his second goal of the afternoon. Shortly before the end, Marvin Pieringer gave Schalke courage for a few seconds with his connecting goal (88th), but Benjamin Goller finally decided the game (89th).
Erzgebirge Aue – 1. FC Heidenheim 2-0 (2-0)
Unimpressed by the fuss about Clemens Fandrich’s long suspension, FC Erzgebirge Aue continued its small streak of success. Team boss Marc Hensel’s team won 2-0 (2-0) against 1. FC Heidenheim and has been unbeaten in three games. Antonio Jonjic (29th / 45th minute) was the outstanding player of the game with his brace in front of 6899 spectators. Although Aue is still on a relegation place, it is only one point behind the relegation place 16.
Fandrich, who was banned for seven months on Thursday and allegedly spat at a linesman in the game against Ingolstadt, took a seat in the stands and saw a superior Auer team in the first round. Jonjic’s shot took the lead with the help of the post, and shortly before the break, the 22-year-old successfully completed a counterattack. The second half was uneventful, and neither team had great chances.