Werder Bremen takes over the pole position in the ascent race. Schalke 04, however, must be trembling again after the 1: 4 in the top game.
Double packer Marvin Ducksch danced with his Bremen teammates in front of the guest curve, but the “leader, leader” calls of the Werder fans went under. For at the other end of the arena sold out for the first time for 781 days, the Schalke attachment hopped and sang as if the S04 had returned to the Bundesliga again.
“As the fans have reacted, it is unbelievable,” said Ducksch director Rouven Schröder after the sobering 1: 4 (0: 2) in the top game of the relegated, “the club is so close together. That gives you so much heart blood and emotionality.”
The change is unmistakable: Almost exactly a year, Schalke fans had hunted the professionals after 0: 1 in Bielefeld and the crash in the 2nd league still around the stadium.
But really reason to cheer had only Ducksch and Co.: The first victory after three 1: 1 in a row brought Werder in the exciting race race three rounds before the end into the pole position.
Matchwinner Ducksch, who had taken care of with his seasons 18 and 19 (51./53.) For the decision, spoke of an “almost perfect day”. Trainer Ole Werner was all about the early hits of Ilia Gruev (9th) and Niclas Füllmaschrug (26th) to standards, “we were very effective”.
Schalke 04 cleans his mouth
Three points is now the lead before the relegation platz, the Darmstadt 98 after 2: 1 (2: 0) occupies FC St. Pauli. And the rest program is clearly lighter with home games against Holstein Kiel and Jahn Regensburg as well as the away game at Erzgebirge aue than that of the royal blue. The first defeat after five wins under Interim Trainer Mike Büskens threw them a counter behind Bremen – at the SV Sandhausen, against St. Pauli and the 1st FC Nuremberg decides whether the immediate recruit succeeds.
The approach is clear: continue as in the weeks before. “Stroke down, head up, nothing happened at all,” said Schröder. And wükens assisted: “We did not start spinning and thought in the last few weeks, we could go over water. Also now we remain clear.”
For this, Schalke needs to turn off the blatant defensive errors, which started at goalkeeper Martin Fraisl at 0: 1, turn off. And the best offensive of the league must start as soon as possible as Simon Terodde against Bremen (88.) with the goal shooting. Because it is lost yet: “You have to take it like a boxer,” said Schröder, “Now it’s going to the next round.”