Numbers of horror – Schalke chases Tasmania
Stand: 9:32 p.m. | Reading time: 2 minutes
Schalke 04 goes under in the Revierderby against BVB. The Sieglos series is now taking on historical dimensions. There is little else that gives hope. Trainer Baum has to admit that too.
They tried everything for 55 minutes. One wave of attacks after the other let the professionals from Borussia Dortmund roll onto the Schalke goal. And in the end it was a defender who redeemed the home side in the derby in front of only 300 allowed spectators: Manuel Akanji dusted off after a corner kick.
The redeeming 2-0 was followed by striker Erling Haaland just six minutes later when he finished a fine preparatory work by Jadon Sancho nobly with a lob. Mats Hummels got the final score with a massive header (78th). It was his first goal in the 18th derby. “The derby goal was something I was really missing. An absolute dream day ”, Hummels cheered.
While BVB reported back four days after the shameful bankruptcy at the start of the Champions League at Lazio Rome (1: 3), worries in the camp of the district neighbor are increasing. The 0: 3 was the 21st game without a win in a row, only Tasmania Berlin (31) was worse in the long history of the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski hits more often than all of Schalke
Another fact proves the crisis of the Royal Blues: Schalke has only scored 40 goals in 39 Bundesliga games since summer 2019 – Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski alone scored 44 goals in the same period.
“We were just too bad with the ball, we lost too many balls quickly. That is far too little, we have to improve enormously, ”said defender Bastian Oczipka. And coach Manuel Baum stated: “We just have too little self-confidence. The main problem is the head. “
In fact, the game in Dortmund should offer little reason to hope for better times. The Schalke team withstood the Dortmund attack for a long time. But for their part, they hardly developed any danger for Roman Bürki’s goal. The guests had only 25 percent possession of the ball, the goal shot ratio was 3:18, and also in the duels Schalke finished significantly worse than BVB with 38:62 percent.
Dortmund’s Akanji, who was last absent from his team due to a corona infection, said after the final whistle: “That was a good performance from us. We stood very well after losing the ball. It’s nice to score a goal and help the team. It was a difficult time, unfortunately I had to stay home and accept the rules. Fortunately, I was doing very well. ”