Schalke 04 clearly loses against Union Berlin on matchday 4 of the Bundesliga. The Berliners are the better, more mature team and take advantage of almost every Schalke mistake. The game to read in the ticker.

1. FC Union Berlin is aiming for its first full success at FC Schalke 04 on the fourth match day of the Bundesliga. Around 2600 Union supporters will support the team in Gelsenkirchen to force the first Bundesliga win in the fifth attempt against Schalke.

Background: Union are unbeaten in ten league games across the season and have picked up seven points in the first three games of this series. Newcomers Schalke are still without a win with two draws after three rounds.

Personnel: Coach Urs Fischer can draw on the full. All current regular place candidates are ready for action. Only Timo Baumgartl is not up for debate. The defender is still in rehabilitation training after surviving testicular cancer.

Quote: Goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow: “I’m going to Schalke with a good feeling. We have seven points after three games. We’re in good spirits. It’s not going to be an easy game. We have to be tactically disciplined. Then we will hopefully get three points.”

Special: In the 2001 DFB Cup final, Schalke won 2-0 against the then third division club Union. At Schalke, three ex-Union players are under contract with attackers Simon Terodde, Marius Bülter and Sebastian Polter. Berlin’s Frederik Rönnow was relegated from the 1st Bundesliga with Schalke in 2020/21.

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