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FC Schalke 04 – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 2: Emotional point win thanks to Polter



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Schalke 04 can continue to hope for relegation in the Bundesliga after an emotional point win.

After the final whistle, the Schalke pros were in even more of a hurry than before. Simon Terodde and his teammates quickly gathered in small groups, they stared spellbound at a few cell phones to find out the most important thing after this 2: 2 (1: 1) against Eintracht Frankfurt: What was it worth, this point in the dramatic relegation battle?

The answer: you don’t know. In the heart-stopping final of the Bundesliga, everything will be possible for Schalke next weekend, from rescue to direct relegation. However, the news of Bochum’s late equalizer at Hertha BSC put a heavy damper on the mood – Schalke is 16th as a result, could be 17th on Sunday and also has to solve the difficult upward task of RB Leipzig.

“It goes on! And we will do everything we can to win there,” said license player manager Gerald Asamoah sky combative. “The fans were outstanding and give us a lot of energy. I hope they carry that to Leipzig too.” Terodde and Moritz Jenz will then be missing because of fifth yellow cards.

Frankfurt preserves remaining chances in Europe

The goalscorer Terodde (1st) gave Schalke a good start in the sold-out arena, Daichi Kamada (21st) and Tuta (59th) turned the game around. Sebastian Polter managed the much-acclaimed equalizer shortly before the end (85th).

The Europa League winner from Frankfurt kept the small remaining chance for the international ranks. In the DFB Cup final against Leipzig on June 3rd, however, the Adlerträger have another opportunity to play in Europe again in the coming season.

Coach Reis had described the last game in his own living room as a “final”, his team had to be “brave” and “rigorous in the duels”. The Schalke supporters did the rest: the spectators in the lower tier came dressed in white, those in the upper tier in blue. Together they whipped their team forward.

Schalke: Dream start thanks to Terodde

The hosts got off to the lightning start they wanted: In the first minute of the game, Terodde headed in a free-kick cross, and deafening cheers erupted in the stadium.

Schalke fought fiercely but often left the center open – as did the equaliser, when Kamada pulled inside, completed and goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow slipped the unplaced shot through.

The guest team showed up to be more playful. The invited Schalke worked on Randal Kolo Muani and Co. again and again with exaggerated harshness.

On the offensive, Schalke did little for a long time without top scorer Marius Bülter, who was suspended. Unlike Eintracht, who took command at the beginning of the second half. After a cross, the released Tuta only had to push in from a few meters.

The goal showed its effect, but Schalke got up again. Driven by their own fans, the home side mobilized the last of their strength, and Reis also brought on further attackers in Sebastian Polter and Tobias Mohr for the final offensive. Schalke rewarded themselves – and yet they don’t know what will happen next.

FC Schalke 04 – Eintracht Frankfurt: The data for the game

Schalke: Schwolow – Brunner, van den Berg, Jenz, Matriciani – Krauß (65th Latza), Kral – Skarke (55th Drexler), Zalazar (77th Mohr), Karaman – Terodde (77th Polter). – Trainer: Rice

Frankfurt: Trapp – Toure, Tuta, Ndicka – Buta (84. Dina Ebimbe), Rode (73. Lindstrom), Sow, Lenz (60. Knauff) – Götze, Kamada – Kolo Muani (84. Borre). – Trainer: Glasner

referee: Daniel Schlager (Hügelsheim)

Gates: 1-0 Terodde (1st), 1-1 Kamada (21st), 1-2 Tuta (59th), 2-2 Polter (85th)

Viewers: 61,575 (sold out)

yellow cards: Krauss (8), Terodde (5), Jenz (5) – Sow (8), Buta (2), Kolo Muani (4), Tuta (8)