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Bundesliga, 11. September 2017
Frank Willenborg (Osnabrück) 61098
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1 GK
Ralf Fährmann
5 DF
Matija Nastasic
20 DF
Thilo Kehrer
24 DF
Bastian Oczipka
29 DF
Ronaldo Aparecido Rodrigues
7 MF
Max Meyer
8 MF
Leon Goretzka
10 MF
Nabil Bentaleb
11 MF
Yevhen Konoplyanka
17 MF
Benjamin Stambouli
25 MF
Amine Harit


35 GK
Alexander Nübel
3 DF
Pablo Ínsua
23 DF
Jorge Andújar Moreno
2 MF
Weston McKennie
18 MF
Daniel Caligiuri
19 ST
Guido Burgstaller
36 ST
Breel Embolo


Domenico Tedesco


16 GK
Ron-Robert Zieler
3 DF
Dennis Aogo
5 DF
Timo Baumgartl
21 DF
Benjamin Pavard
32 DF
Andreas Beck
35 DF
Marcin Kaminski
7 MF
Josip Brekalo
20 MF
Christian Gentner
23 MF
Orel Mangala
9 ST
Simon Terodde
19 ST
Chadrac Akolo


26 GK
Alexander Meyer
29 DF
Ailton Ferreira Silva
6 MF
Santiago Ascacibar
22 MF
Ebenezer Ofori
24 MF
Dzenis Burnic
11 ST
Takuma Asano
14 ST
Anastasios Donis


Hannes Wolf


4' 10 Bentaleb
40' 19 Akolo 7 Brekalo
47' 29 Aparecido Rodrigues 24 Oczipka
48' 19 Burgstaller 25 Harit
10Bentaleb 4'
40' 19Akolo 7Brekalo
29Aparecido Rodrigues 24Oczipka 47'
19Burgstaller 25Harit 48'


46' 7 Meyer 19 Burgstaller
46' 10 Bentaleb 18 Caligiuri
59' 19 Akolo 14 Donis
62' 23 Mangala 6 Ascacibar
72' 32 Beck 11 Asano
76' 25 Harit 2 McKennie
7Meyer 19Burgstaller 46'
10Bentaleb 18Caligiuri 46'
59' 19Akolo 14Donis
62' 23Mangala 6Ascacibar
72' 32Beck 11Asano
25Harit 2McKennie 76'


63' 14 Donis
82' 2 McKennie
63' 14Donis
2McKennie 82'

VfB suffer 1-3 defeat at Schalke

In the past four Bundesliga meetings between VfB and FC Schalke 04, the side in the shirts with the infamous red hoop only managed to claim one point – a negative trend which looked to continue upon the first clash between the two clubs since the Cannstatt Boy’s return to the top-flight. However, VfB recovered quickly from the early 0-1 setback and deservedly took a 1-1 score-line into the break. Within three minutes of the re-start though, all was to take a grim change for the Wasenelf.


15 days had passed between the home win over Mainz and the away clash with Schalke. On the personnel front, there were a number of changes at VfB in the meantime – both positive as well as negative. There were new additions to the squad in the form of Santiago Ascacibar, returnee Andreas Beck and reserve goalkeeper Alexander Meyer – who were all in the squad for a competitive game for the first time. On a less positive note, the Wasenelf were without Daniel Ginczek (knee problem), Emiliano Insua and Carlos Mané (both in regenerative training), Matthias Zimmermann (cruciate ligament tear) and Holger Badstuber (adductor problems).The winning goal-scorer in Mainz, Holger Badstuber was replaced from the outset by Andreas Beck – the only starting eleven change in comparison with the last Bundesliga outing.

4th minute From their very first attack of the tie, Schalke win a penalty, which Nabil Bentaleb tucks away. Ron-Robert Zieler picks the right corner and gets a hand to the not too well-placed low drive – but the ball nestles in the back of the net.
40th minute Josip Brekalo breaks well on the right and fires a cross goal-wards. From eleven meters out, Chadrac Akolo meets the ball on the volley and slams his shot into the bottom right corner, leaving Schalke keeper Ralf Fährmann without a chance – a deserved equaliser.
47th minute An even more disappointing start to the second-half than VfB experienced in the first. 70 second after the re-start, Naldo rises to meet a free-kick delivery from Bastian Oczipka to make it 2-1 for Schalke.
48th minute With just two minutes and 32 seconds of the second period played, the ball is in the back of the VfB net once again. Playing a one-two on the edge of the box with Amine Harit, Guido Burgstaller has only Ron-Robert Zieler to beat and chips the VfB keeper – 3-1 for the hosts.
79th minute Naldo lets fly from 25 meters out, crashing his shot away off the top of the crossbar.
80th minute Anastasios Donis has the chance to pull a goal back for VfB, as he gets a shot in from a tight angle following a one-two with Takuma Asano, but Ralf Fährmann and Naldo combine to clear the danger.
82nd minute Weston McKennie gets a header in from a Bastian Oczipka cross into the penalty area, but Ron-Robert Zieler makes a good stop to prevent Schalke from further extending their advantage.

Andreas Beck:

The first-half was quite decent on the whole. We recovered well having conceded the early goal and had high-hopes for the second period as we went in at the break. Conceding the second gaol and then a third directly after was the knock-out blow for us.


A corny old football phrase reminds one that a game of football lasts ninety minutes. And away to FC Schalke 04 on Sunday evening, VfB were mercilessly reminded how each and every one of those minutes count. Hannes Wolf’s men played well for much of the tie, but cost themselves the chance of tailing something back from Gelsenkirchen with defensive errors early in the first and second-half. The Cannstatt Boys did manage to battle back from 0-1 down to take a 1-1 into the half-time break, but two goals within three minutes of the re-start proved too high a mountain to climb. The insight remains: VfB played well and were at least at eye-level with Schalke over the distance, but have nothing to show for their efforts.