Schalke 04 defied 1. FC Köln with a 0-0 draw and thus clinched their first point in 2023. The bottom of the Bundesliga showed a strong will in a game with few chances, which the people of Cologne had little to counter. The game to read in the ticker log.
The most important thing in brief: FC Schalke 04 stopped their negative series at the start of the second half of the season in the Bundesliga, but remains at the bottom of the table. The Revierclub fought a 0-0 draw against 1. FC Köln on Sunday. The Rhinelanders could not build on their strong performances at the start of the year in a furious 7-1 win over Werder Bremen and 1-1 against leaders FC Bayern. After the last two clear defeats, Schalke presented themselves a little more stable, but missed their third win of the season. The team coached by Thomas Reis is six points behind VfL Bochum in relegation rank 16 after 18 match days.
Situation : Schalke is lagging behind in last place in the table and lost 1:6 against RB Leipzig. Cologne, on the other hand, came out strong from the winter break.
Personnel: Zalazar is back in Schalke’s squad. Newcomer Jenz could play right from the start. Hübers and Thielmann are returning to the squad at FC. Ljubicic and Selke are candidates for the starting XI.
Statistics : The two teams have met 89 times in the Bundesliga so far. The record speaks for Cologne with 40 wins. Cologne won against no club more often in the upper house. Schalke won 27 games.
Special : Schalke’s Terodde contributed 29 second division goals to Cologne’s promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2018/19 season.