FC Schalke 04 celebrated a shooting match in their first test match of the pre-season. The promoted team clearly defeated Oberliga team VfB Hüls 14-0 (10-0) on Wednesday. New signing Sebastian Polter scored his goals one and two for his new employers, while Frenchman Florent Mollet also made his goal debut.
On Saturday, TuS Blau-Weiss Lohne will be the next opponent in Schalke’s pre-season. In addition to other friendlies, the Royal Blues will be contesting their traditional training camp in Mittersill, Austria, from July 11th to 18th. The first competitive game under the leadership of new coach Frank Kramer will take place on July 31 in the first round of the DFB Cup at regional league club Bremer SV.
Hertha BSC gave its new coach Sandro Schwarz an easy win in the first friendly. As part of the training camp in Kienbaum, the old lady defeated the Berlin sixth division club TuS Makkabi 7-0 (4-0).
Davie Selke (13th / foul penalty, 17th), Marco Richter (18th) and loan Filip Uremovic (37th) scored before the break. After the break, Schwarz changed his formation, Suat Serdar (69′), Santiago Ascacibar (78′) and Vladimir Darida (86′) increased.
Hertha will remain in the training camp in Kienbaum until Saturday, after which a friendly against SV Babelsberg will conclude. In July, the Berliners will complete another training camp in England. For the first time, things are getting serious for the 16th table. of the past season in the first round of the DFB Cup on July 31st at second division promoted Eintracht Braunschweig.
Union Berlin wins – Bochum only a draw
Union Berlin celebrated a sense of achievement in the first preparatory game for the new season. Urs Fischer’s team won 3-1 (2-0) against city rivals Viktoria, who were relegated to the fourth division. Sven Michel (1st, 35th) and Andreas Voglsammer (59th) scored for the Irons.
VfL Bochum missed out on victory in their second pre-season friendly. Thomas Reis’ team couldn’t get past the 1-1 (1-1) draw against Oberliga club 1. FC Monheim on Wednesday. Striker Silvere Ganvoula countered the hosts’ early opening goal in the 25th minute.
The Bochum team won the test last Saturday 2-0 (1-0) at Wuppertaler SV. On July 30th, regional league club Viktoria Berlin will be waiting for VfL in the first round of the DFB Cup. In the Bundesliga, Bochum will face FSV Mainz 05 a week later.