simply when it appeared Schalke couldn't sink any decrease, they did on Tuesday.

"It become an unbelievably disappointing nighttime for the entire club and the lovers," Jochen Schneider, the club's newly appointed director of sport, became quoted via German sports activities mag Kicker as pronouncing. "you could lose towards Manchester metropolis, but you could't gift yourself this way.


regardless of the humiliating defeat, under stress head teach Domenico Tedesco, who has struggled in his 2d season after main Schalke to a second region finish within the Bundesliga remaining time period, is reportedly getting one ultimate shot.

The 33-12 months-vintage train led team training in the back of closed doorways on Thursday, and is anticipated to be at the touchline for Schalke's home recreation in opposition to Leipzig on Saturday, in keeping with a couple of reports.

The Ruhr valley facet, which presently sits in 14th location inside the 18-crew German pinnacle flight, has misplaced 5 of its final six league video games. For Tedesco to keep his process, his team will reportedly want a great result on Saturday. 

points important

After his appointment remaining week, Schneider said he desired Schalke to expose progress in the club's game against Werder Bremen. In reaction, Schalke did start the match nicely, firing seven shots inside the first half an hour and taking a 1-zero lead, but wound up dropping 4-2 ultimately.

"We need to look a fashion reversal in our performance. We saw that until [Bremen took] a 2-1 lead," said Schneider, although he admitted that he wished he saw "a greater said turnaround" within the form of factors. 

A win or a draw towards Leipzig consequently appears paramount for the younger coach, mainly with Schalke in 14th area and simply 4 factors above the relegation region.

however Leipzig, who currently take a seat in 1/3 area, had been a difficult crew to defeat this season. They may be unbeaten in their remaining seven league games and feature conceded the least amount of dreams inside the department.

After the Bremen game, Tedesco said his crew wasn't "rewarded for excellent stages." no matter what number of phases are proper against Leipzig, his aspect wishes tangible effects or he may be out of a activity.

someplace else on Matchday 26

  • The title race is in full force as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund enter a this weekend yet again degree on points. Borussia Dortmund are within the German capital on Saturday to stand Hertha Berlin, whom they haven't defeated in the league faraway from domestic in five seasons. Bayern Munich, coming off a domestic defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League, host Mainz inside the Allianz arena on Sunday.
  • Werder Bremen, up to now unbeaten in 2019, have a tough challenge in advance of them when they travel to Leverkusen this weekend. Peter Bosz's side has won seven of its closing 8 video games, outscoring opponents by a margin of 20 dreams to 7.
  • March is commonly the time of year that Hoffenheim makes its final push to qualify for the Champions League. Seasons ago, they won six of their ultimate 10 games to relaxed fourth area. Closing term, they vaulted from 7th area to 0.33 location after winning seven of their very last 10 suits. After defeating Nuremburg closing week, Julian Nagelsmann's side, presently in 8th location and 9 points off a pinnacle-4 spot, will look to keep their triumphing methods in Saturday's Rhein-Neckar derby in Stuttgart. 

Matchday 26 furniture

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Freiburg (Friday, 8:30 p.M. CET)

Schalke vs. Leipzig (Saturday, three:30 p.M. CET)
Stuttgart vs. Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg vs. Düsseldorf
Augsburg vs. Hannover

Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 6:30 p.M. CET)

Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen (Sunday, 1:30 p.M. CET)

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Nuremburg (Sunday, 3:30 p.M. CET)

Bayern Munich vs. Mainz (Sunday, 6:00 p.M. CET)