After an active performance, the big promotion party began: 382 days after the relegation, Schalke returned to the Bundesliga. Second Division leaders FC St. Pauli are defeated 3:2 (0:2) after a 0:2 delay and cannot be ejected from one of the top two places on the last day of the match.
At 10:26 pm, all the dams in Schalke were stormed: fans stormed the field after their return to the Bundesliga, top scorer Simon Tyrode howled like a fox and coach Mike Buskins hugged his players. “The S04 is back,” fans enthusiastically chanted. It was the start of a long night of partying in Gelsenkirchen.
“The feeling is incredible. It was our dream. We had to fight for it, you didn’t get it for free,” Buskins said. sky: “Big compliment to the team. It’s unbelievable. I told the boys during the break: This was the best first half we played. We’ll still be talking about this evening in a decade or two with this drama.”
“It’s been an incredible journey, we’ve developed an exciting spirit,” stressed Buskins, who was promoted from assistant to head coach at the beginning of March, after the seventh game in eight games under his supervision. When he took charge of suspended Demetrius Gramuzis, Schalke 04 were six points behind the relegation place. “I think very few people thought we could still do it, it’s been an intense journey, and the journey has been difficult,” he said.
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S04 Sports Director Reuven Schroeder agreed Sports 1: “I feel shocked. What happened today is unbelievable. Big compliments to everyone at the club who believed in him and supported the team. Everyone deserves that feeling. We are all so happy. From 0:2 to 3:2 – that’s exactly what we need. All the boys believed. Its. Schalke 04 is back alive again.”
Gerald Asamoah, Head of Licensing, was also over the moon: “What the guys have done to us is just sickness. We’re 2-0 down, but this team is great. The fans pushed us forward, and the mood was so great.”
To return to the German House of Lords after 382 days, an energy performance was essential. Second Division leaders FC St. Pauli are defeated 3:2 (0:2) after a 0:2 delay and cannot be ejected from one of the top two places on the last day of the match.
Top scorer Tyrodi with his season’s goals 28 and 29 (47, penalty kick/71) and Joker Rodrigo Zalazar (78) brought the Royal Blues back into the Bundesliga for the fourth time after 1982, 1984 and 1991 in front of 62,271 spectators. The Veltins Arena was sold – for the third time after a league season just one. On April 20, 2021, the Royal Blues achieved their fourth relegation with a 0-1 draw at Armenia Bielefeld Stadium.
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Igor Matanovic (9, 17) put Hamburg ahead with a double. After a sixth straight game without a win, the chances of rising St. Pauli, the leaders a month ago, are just theoretical. Marcel Beevus also witnessed the red card for a fatal error (81), and Matanovic was sent off with a yellow card (90′ + 5′).
Even before kick-off, the Royal Blues: Eurofighters, who thrillingly won the UEFA Cup 25 years ago and achieved the greatest success in the club’s history, celebrated with perfection. The team gathered around century coach Huub Stevens on the lawn to celebrate the anniversary, and fans sang about the legendary journey across Europe.
Buskins, himself part of the 1997 team, has been busy with his current form. The 54-year-old has moved up two places compared to the emotional 2-1 win at Sandhausen and put Thomas Oegan and Dominic Drexler back in the starting lineup. His opponent, Timo Schultz, had to replace half a dozen players after the Corona outbreak last Sunday.
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The two coaches almost scored the first goal after 32 seconds, but Tyrudy failed to save Dennis Smarsh. St. Pauli’s goalkeeper also saved the net against Marius Poulter (fifth). On the other hand, the first shot was a hit: Matanovic completed Hamburg’s first largely undisturbed attack with a lead.
Schalke goalkeeper Martin Friesel gave the visitors 2-0: the goalkeeper, who has been frequently noticed lately with dropouts, made a disastrously poor pass in building the match, which Matanovic used. Schalke responded and celebrated – too soon: Ko Itakura’s supposed equalizing goal was preceded by a Japanese handball (23). Then defender Tyrodi Yakov Medek hit the goal line from two meters (33).
Only a few seconds after the start of the second half, Medic Terodde tore through the penalty area, scoring the second-tier scorer with a penalty kick. After that, Schalke, led by the crowd, bravely stormed into despair. Terodde used a model from Darko Churlinov to target his 171st in the second division. Zalazar has finally turned the square into a crazy house.
FC Schalke 04 – FC St. Pauli: Game data
Schalke: Friesel – Windheim (Ayden 55), Itakura, Kaminski, Uygan – Flick, Latza (79 Palson) – Drexler (Zalazar 67), Chorlenov (79 Idrizi) – Tyrod, Poulter. Coach: Buskins
Saint Pauli: Smarsch – Zander, Beifus, Medic, Paqarada (80th Makienok) – Aremu (58th Ritzka) – Irvine, Benatelli (79 Daschner) – Hartel – Matanovic, Kyereh. Coach: Schulz
gates: 0:1 Matanovic (9), 0:2 Matanovic (17), 1:2 Tyrodi (penalty kick 47), 2:2 Terodi (71), 3:2 Zalazar (78)
red card: Beifus for gross pernicious play (81).
Yellow and red card: Matanovic (St. Pauli) for his recurring villainy (90 + 5).
yellow cards: Latza (5), Vindheim (3), Idrizi (3) – Aremu (5), Medic (4), Kyereh (5)