Sport Huntelaar on the podium - return to the site of the last victory
Huntelaar back to Schalke 04
Seasoned Dutch striker Klas-Jan Huntelaar has just made his comeback to his former club Schalke 04. © Panoramic Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (S04) At 37 , Klas-Jan Huntelaar is back in a major European championship. The ex-Netherlands international leaves Ajax Amsterdam for Schalke 04. A free transfer as the experienced center-forward was no longer in Erik Ten Hag's plans. He is committed to the formation of Gelsenkirchen until the end of the current exercise.
In November 2019, FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga so far. After 19 games without a threesome, the circle should come full on Saturday at the place where the Royal Blues were last allowed to cheer: Bremen. Returning Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sends positive signals.
When FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga, the royal blue world was still in order. After a deserved 2-1 success, the club was in fifth place, one place ahead of their rivals Borussia Dortmund and in close contact with the Champions League places.
Dutch striker Huntelaar returns to Schalke from Ajax
UK-SOCCER-GERMANY-S04:Dutch striker Huntelaar returns to Schalke from AjaxHuntelaar returns to Schalke having played for the German club from 2010-17. The former Netherlands international scored more than 100 goals for the Bundesliga side and also won the German Cup in 2011.
19 away games without a win
Since then, however, there have been no three-pointers in 19 games on opposing courts. Schalke is no longer a European contender, but a relegation candidate. And BVB, although far from top form, is far behind. So maybe it fits very well that the next trip away on Saturday leads to exactly that place where the S04 was able to celebrate the last time: Bremen.
In November 2019 Amine Harit and Benito Raman met against Werder. Then a downward spiral started, which led Schalke to the bottom of the table. Even for Harit, who extended his contract a few weeks after the Bremen game, and Raman haven't gotten together too much since then. Although the latter rose to the Schalke Cup hero of the first two rounds with three goals this season, he only met twice in the league.
Huntelaar on the podium - return to the site of the last victory
In November 2019, FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga so far. After 19 games without a threesome, the circle should come full on Saturday at the place where the Royal Blues were last allowed to cheer: Bremen. Returning Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sends positive signals. © picture-alliance Should have cured his calf problems: Schalke's striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. When FC Schalke 04 celebrated their last away win in the Bundesliga, the royal blue world was still in order.
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Harit's five scorer points result primarily from his gala in the 4-0 win over Hoffenheim, the only win of the season so far in which the Moroccan scored three goals and one achieved himself Shortly the great talent of the 23-year-old flickered, converting it sustainably into goal participation, however, Harit was unable to experience this success beyond the match day.
In Bremen, where Schalke's assistant coach Naldo can celebrate a return to his old place of work, the Schalke will now come full circle. And an away win against a fellow competitor in the relegation battle even though Bremen already has 14 more points than Schalke also appears urgently needed.
A game day for Schalke?
The gap to relegation rank 16, on which 1. FC Köln is, is eight points, the promoted Arminia Bielefeld is already ten points behind on the first non-relegation rank. Since Cologne and Bielefeld meet on this match day, at least one of the two teams is sure to score.
Huntelaar on the podium on Friday
In Bremen, both right-back William, recently loaned from VfL Wolfsburg, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who has returned from Ajax, should help. The fact that the striker will take part in the press conference with coach Christian Gross on Friday is a clear indication that he will join the squad on Saturday after having overcome calf problems. Sead Kolasinac, the third new player to date in this transfer period, is also an option for the starting XI against Werder.
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