Schalke 04 are about to be relegated from the Bundesliga. The desolate bottom was defeated 0: 4 (0: 2) at SC Freiburg on matchday 29 and has been waiting for an away win for 25 games. With 20 defeats this season, S04 has also set its negative record from the 1982/83 season.
The bitter move into the second division could already be sealed on Tuesday – with a defeat at Arminia Bielefeld. Most recently, Schalke had to leave the elite class in 1988. Freiburg won the first time after two defeats. This was ensured by Lucas Höler (7th), Roland Sallai with a penalty kick (22nd) and Christian Günter (50th and 74th).
At the ghost game in the Black Forest Stadium, Schalke were close to the deficit under the eyes of national coach Joachim Löw in the third minute. A direct acceptance by Ermedin Demirovic was only able to parry Schalke’s goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann with difficulty.
Shortly afterwards, however, the ferryman could no longer save anything. After strong preparatory work by Baptiste Santamaria, Höler only had to insert from a short distance. The early deficit matched the very weak performance of the guests in the first few minutes.
Freiburg – Schalke: Jogi Löw sees very weak squires
Even in the middle of the first half, Schalke, who had to do without Benito Raman, Nabil Bentaleb, Nassim Boujellab, Kilian Ludewig, Hamza Mendyl, Matija Nastasic and Steven Skrzybski, were clearly defeated. The two-goal deficit at the break was flattering.
Löw had seen enough and left during the break. If the national coach had stayed a few minutes, he would have seen SC captain Günter’s goal after a mistake by Suat Serdar.