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FC Schalke 04 is outnumbered by FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga

Simon Terodde could hardly be tamed. Full of adrenaline and apparently also full of frustration, the FC Schalke 04 striker initially tussled with goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz, then stomped across the pitch cursing loudly. The anger was great at newly promoted FC Schalke 04, who continue to learn a lot in the Bundesliga and are already deep in the bottom of the table after a quarter of the season. In the groundbreaking game against FC Augsburg, the Royal Blues suffered a 2-3 (1-2) home defeat in the last 20 minutes, despite being 2-0 down and outnumbered. With just one win and six points from eight games, Schalke are 15.

Augsburg, on the other hand, was the only team in the league to win all of the last three games. With twelve points, the FCA is only tenth. But while the relegation place is seven points away, the gap to FC Bayern Munich, who recently lost 0-1 in Augsburg, in third place is only three points.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Schalke’s sports director Rouven Schröder on DAZN: “If you have zero points in your account, it’s not progress. But we retrieved everything. How we came back, that’s Schalke. The head stays up. We need this attitude.” But the frustration prevails, as Tom Krauss explained: “It hurts extremely that we get such a blow in the neck.” But Krauss didn’t want to talk about the relegation battle just yet. “It’s way too soon.”

Ermedin Demirović gave FCA the lead with two goals (9th/21st). The Bosnian, who came from Freiburg before the season, has now scored half of Augsburg’s eight goals this season with four goals. Scorer Simon Terodde (33′) and U-21 international Tom Krauss with his first Bundesliga goal (63′) equalized. Then Mërgim Berisha, who was recommended for the national team by FCA manager Stefan Reuter, received a yellow card (70′), but Augsburg scored the winning goal through André Hahn (77′).

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