Borussia Mönchengladbach vs FC Schalke 04 live: current scores 0: 0
László Bénes zirkelt the ball over the wall, his attempt but can be significantly less speed. Alexander Nübel is certainly attacking.
Weston McKennie tears Alassane Pléa down 20 meters from the goal - good free-kick position for Borussia.
With the exception of Alassane Pléa's post-goal, acute chances-poverty prevail on both sides in the second half as well. Just under 25 minutes to play.
First change of the game at Borussia: Fabian Johnson arrives for Florian Neuhaus.
Daniel Caligiuri receives the yellow card for a tactical offense.
Guido Burgstaller makes the ball at the penalty spot and shoots from the turn - no problem for Yann Sommer.
László Bénes only hits his opponent with the brace - the yellow card is the logical consequence.
Post hit by Alassane Pléa. The Gladbach striker comes from half-right position in the penalty area to the conclusion - his attempt bounces off the left post into the off.
The Royal Blues try it directly. Finally, Amine Harit and Benito Raman's hoe land the ball with Guido Burgstaller, who loses sight of himself at the top of the box - Chance missed.
Benito Raman got hit on the ankle in a duel with László Bénes, but fortunately can continue after a short treatment.
Stefan Lainer ignites the turbo on the right wing and serves Marcus Thuram, who puts the ball clearly over the crossbar.
Both teams return to the pitch without a change of personnel.
The second half is over.
45th min + 2nd min
A game for defensive lovers: In a weak first half, the hosts were the slightly more active team, but the team has not been able to score a real goal for the first time. Especially from the home side in the second half much more must come, the guests could live better with a point to the season opener certainly. We will get back to you in a few moments.
45th min + 2nd min
Halftime in Borussia Park. The teams say goodbye goalless in the break.
Florian Neuhaus tries it after a too short-backed corner directly, the ball flies deflected to the next corner over the goal line.
A combination of Jonjoe Kenny and Daniel Caligiuri ends in a corner for the guests, which Yann Sommer plucked safely from the air.
A shot by Guido Burgstaller from a distance is blocked by Denis Zakaria.
It remains: offensively get both teams so far only a little on the line.
On the opposite side Florian Neuhaus leaves two Schalker with a body delusion run into the void. The subsequent conclusion of László Bénes from just under 20 meters lands, still deflected, in the arms of Alexander Nübel.
From scratch, the guests have a great opportunity to lead. Guido Burgstaller reacts after the ball win and serves the started Benito Raman, who concludes from the penalty area too hastily. Yann Sommer does not have to intervene.
The hosts take more and more the initiative, meanwhile, the foals are still looking in vain for a means against the Schalke defensive association.
The game remains contested - many small fouls in the midfield interrupt in this phase again and again the flow of the game.
Benjamin Stambouli is also awarded the yellow card for his too much use of the elbow.
Florian Neuhaus looks for a deliberate handball in midfield the yellow card.
Breel Embolo tries to put Marcus Thuram in the penalty area to the head against Matija Nastasic. Dr. Felix Brych decides immediately to continue playing.
Gladbach with the first approach: Alassane Pléa hits the ball from the left side to the center, where Marcus Thuram heads the ball clear over the crossbar.
The fans in Borussia Park have been waiting in vain for goal-scoring scenes so far. The high pressing on both sides does not allow a successful combination.
On the opposite side Benito Raman fires a first shot at the Gladbacher housing, which flies deflected over the crossbeam. The adjoining corner brings no danger.
Dangerous action of Alexander Nübel. The Schalke keeper brings his front man Omar Mascarell with a too short pass in distress. The Schalke is just before the lurking Breel Embolo on the ball.
Both teams go aggressively into the duels from the first minute, a first foray from Guido Burgstaller adjusted Nico Elvedi easily.
The impartial Dr. Felix Brych leads the teams on the lawn.
At Borussia are two new entrants in the starting eleven with the ex-Schalke Breel Embolo and Marcus Thuram, with the guests have made it with Benito Raman and Stefan Lainer also two new in the starting formation.
The guests trust in the following Elf: Alexander Nübel - Jonjoe Kenny, Benjamin Stambouli, Matija Nastasic, Bastian Oczipka - Weston McKennie, Omar Mascarell - Daniel Caligiuri, Amine Harit, Benito Raman - Guido Burgstaller
So the Borussia starts: Yann Sommer - Stefan Lainer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Oscar Wendt - Denis Zakaria - László Bénes, Florian Neuhaus - Breel Embolo - Marcus Thuram, Alassane Pléa
David Wagner and the Gladbacher Marco Rose are two of eight coaches who go into the season without any Bundesliga experience - that only existed in the founding season of 1963/64.
Season to forget
With 33 points, FC Schalke 04 2018/19 played the weakest season for 31 years - in the relegation season 1987/88 it was the equivalent of only 31 points. Now the new coach David Wagner, who won the 1997 UEFA Cup with the Royal Blues, is to avoid a new nightmare season at any cost.
The weak performances in their own stadium turn off, that is one of the biggest tasks of the new foal coach Marco Rose, who has taken over coaching position of Dieter Hecking. In 2018/19, Borussia Mönchengladbach won the first nine home games of the season for the first time in Bundesliga history. In the remaining eight games there was then no more victory (three draws, five defeats).
Hello and welcome from the sold out Borussia Park to the match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Schalke 04.
Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Schalke 04