Domenico Tedesco looked extremely relaxed. The coach of FC Schalke 04 also has every reason to be happy. After all, his team is getting better and better after the botched start to the season. With the 2-0 (1-0) home victory against the Turkish champions Galatasaray Istanbul in the Champions League confirmed the Bundesliga club on Tuesday evening, the upward trend of recent weeks. "The lightness is back in some situations. We're on the right track, we won a couple of games and that gives us a broader chest, "said Tedesco after the third success in six days.
Behind the leader FC Porto (10 points) claimed the Royal Blues (8) in the group two their second place and extended the lead on the Turks (4). Because Lokomotiv Moscow is without a point after four games, the Revierklub will definitely winter in the European Cup.
But the Europa League is not the goal, but the round of 16 in the premier class. "That was an important step. In the two games in Porto and against Moscow, we want to close the bag, "said Mark Uth, who three days after his first goal for Schalke in 3-1 against Hannover 96 also on his premiere-hit in the premier class (57) was allowed to look forward. "I am glad that I was able to help my team again. The goal against Hannover was perhaps something like a can opener. For me and especially for the team, it can go on like this. "
Guido Burgstaller had set the points early on victory with the 1-0 in the fourth minute, but also benefited from a major mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. The outgoing Uruguayan seemed to have the ball safely in his hands, then slipped out of the box and let him go again. The pursuing Austrian responded with lightning speed and shot from the turn from an acute angle in empty goal. "A typical Burgi gate," Uth said. And Tedesco praised, "That's what makes him really strong. These are the fruits of his perseverance. "
On Sunday (18.00 in the F.A.Z. live ticker for football Bundesliga and Sky) in Eintracht Frankfurt Schalke wants to relegate in the Bundesliga. Then, after six fixtures break because of an adductor injury rootkeeper Ralf Fährmann will return to the goal. Even though he was well represented by Alexander Nübel. "He did a great job," praised Tedesco. "But Ralle is our number one and our captain. He will play again in Frankfurt. That is clearly communicated. "