Champions League: FC Schalke 04 earned a point for Galatasaray Istanbul


Schalke 04 has proven to be in the loudest stadium in the Champions League strong nerves and remains in the Premier-class without a defeat. When 0:0 when the Turkish champion Galatasaray Istanbul lacked the Bundesliga-16. however, again the increased force in the attack, nevertheless, the chances to qualify from the group with five points from the first three Games.

The possible victory, only the final weak Schalke playful offensive Department to the hapless record shopping Breel Embolo. Also, the French referee Benoît Bastien refused to grant the team of coach Domenico Tedesco after a Foul on Evgeni Konopljanka an undisputed penalty (13.).

Tedesco had agreed to his players with a Galatasaray-Simulation on the “witch’s cauldron” in Istanbul. At the last Training session in Gelsenkirchen, he had chants and cheers of the Fans of the Turkish record master’s call over the speaker system in the Arena. As the Chelsea are without their captain and goalkeeper Fährmann and their defensive boss Naldo arrived to the Türk Telekom Stadyumu, you suggested the sound of a starting jet in the opposite ends – about 130 decibels have been measured in the loudest Arena in the Premier class.

Tedesco brought striker Mark Uth, so far without a goal for Schalke in the midfield on the unfamiliar Eighth Position. The defence defended with five chain. The first upsets occurred on the other side: Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera took Konopljanka of the legs, but Bastien decided by a corner. A little later Embolo put a head to the ball only just wide of the goal (17.).

Skrzybski missed the Schalke victory

The king blue controlled over long stretches of the game, hardly any chances of the host, not the combined after winning the Ball quickly to the front, the last Pass in the peak was, however, often. Only shortly before the halftime whistle, it was for the first time, dangerous for Nübel: A shot of the former Federal League striker Eren Derdiyok in the under-21 national goalkeeper deflected involuntarily with the head (45.). In return, Konopljanka failed to Muslera (45.+1).

After the beginning of the Embolo within two minutes, had three high-profile opportunities to the winner: first with two shots (47.), then in the head with a ball (49.). As the Ball was finally in the net, cheered the Swiss early – the French referee team decided late on for Offside. In the 88. Minute awarded the Steven Skrzybski joined freely in front of Muslera, the giants have a chance to win.

other results

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FC Barcelona – Inter Milan 2:0

Liverpool FC – red star Belgrade 4:0

club Brugge – AS Monaco 1:1

PSV Eindhoven – Tottenham Hotspur 2:2


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