FC Schalke 04 take a point in Gladbach: Nübel and Pfosten help S04
Bundesliga, 1st matchday: Zero number between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Schalke 04
The FC Schalke brings in Gladbach to kick off the new Bundesliga season happy a point. Alassane Pléa fails with the best chance of the game at the post. Alexander Nübel saves Königsblau in the second round from a defeat.
Borussia M'gladbach - FC Schalke 04 0: 0
Gladbach: Summer - Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt - Strobl - Zakaria, Neuhaus (63rd Johnson), Benes - Thuram (83rd Traoré), Embolo (77th Raphael), Plea
Schalke: Nübel - Kenny, Stambouli, Nastasic, Oczipka - Mascarell, McKennie (85th Sané) - Caliguiri, Harit (90 + 3rd Mercan), Raman (74th Reese) - Burgstaller
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The essentials in brief: Borussia Mönchengladbach and Schalke 04 started the season with a zero number. In the top match of the first match day of the Bundesliga, neither Gladbach's new coach Marco Rose nor the new Schalke coach David Wagner could bring in the hoped-for opening win. Especially in the final phase of the new S04 captain Alexander Nübel rescued the Schalke in sold-out Borussia Park the goalless draw with a few parades. In the coming week the Schalke will receive Bayern Munich. Mönchengladbach travels to Roses Ex-Club Mainz 05.
The game in the ticker log
90 +. 4 Minute: Final whistle in Gladbach.
+ 90. 3 Minute: With his third change, Wagner lets some more time pass: Mercan comes for Harit.
90th minute: There are four minutes on top.
90th minute: Gladbach attacks Traoré and Plea on the left side. The ball lands at the edge of the box at Benes, who just pushes the ball over the crossbar.
85th minute: This change tells the story of Schalke's goals in this closing phase: central defender Sané replaces central midfielder McKennie. The Royal Blues now want to save the point with all their strength over time.
81st minute: Plea moves from central position - again Nübel is there and catches the ball. Gladbach now drives one attack after the other and beats on the late winning goal.
77th minute: One minute after his substitution Raffael manages to score the best chance of the match! The Brazilian pulls from 16 meters from half height - Nübel stretches and steers the ball shiny with one hand around the post. Very strong of both.
76th minute: Rose also brings a fresh offensive power for the final phase. Raphael replaces Embolo.
74th minute: End of work for Raman. For the Schalke newcomer Reese comes into play.
72nd minute: Nübel captures Benes's free kick.
70th minute: McKennie tears Plea 20 yards from goal with his arms in the back and gets away well without yellow. Very good central free kick position for Gladbach.
65th minute: Goalkeeper wobbler at Nübel. The new Schalke captain catches a cross on the far post safely from the air, then slipped the ball from his fingers in the gate. Corner for Gladbach.
55th minute: Plea at the post! Gladbach is now turning so well, the lead for the foals is in the air. The French center-forward hits free-kick in the penalty area from eleven meters half-right position the left post.
48th minute: Good chance for Gladbach! Benes conquers the ball against Oczipka and plays with the heel steeply into the barrel of Lainer, who runs down the right side and then puts the ball across for Thuram. Gladbach's French newcomer shoots directly - just over the crossbar.
46th Minute: Re-start in Gladbach, it continues. Both teams go unchanged in the second round.
45 +. 1 Minute: Halftime break in Gladbach. Both teams are pushing high, disturbing each other very early in the game structure. The result is a hitherto low chance game with many bad passes on both sides. The biggest chance of the game was awarded to Schalke's new signing Raman. The Belgian ran in the 27th minute alone on summer - and aimed ten meters past the right post.
45th minute: There is a minute on top.
43 minutes: Embolo, who struggles against his former club, refuses to enter the area from the left, but fails to get past Schalke right-back Kenny.
38th minute: Caligiuri hits a corner from the left, Burgstaller heads the ball onto the goal, and the ball is kicked. Schalke protested because Nastasic went down in the penalty area - but that was not enough for a penalty. The video screen sees the same and does not turn on.
33rd minute: Harit wants to make the Schalke game fast after winning the ball, takes Burgstaller. Zakaria gets the Austrian off his feet and stops the attack.
32nd minute: Plea crosses from the left into the middle, but the cross is a bit too high for Thuram, who does not hit the ball with his head.
27th Minute: What was that? Schalke 13-million-euro access Raman rushes to summer alone - and shoots more than ten yards past the right post. That was much more in it, to put it politely.
26th minute: Caligiuri looks for Burgstaller with a long cross from the right, but Sommer comes out of the gate and catches the ball safely.
20 minutes: Lainer crosses into the box to Embolo, but the ex-Schalke is pushed by Kenny and does not come to the shot on goal.
15 minutes: Yellow again, this time on the other side. Stambouli extends his arm towards Plea. Decisive decision.
15 minutes: Neuhaus loses the ball in the game - and prevents a possible Schalke counter-attack, in which he fends off the ball with his hand. Yellow for the midfielder.
10 minutes: Gladbach always comes back on the right wing, especially Benes is very dynamic. However, the foals have not yet achieved a good scoring chance.
6th minute: Schalke with the first shot on goal of the game. Kenny adjusts the ball from the right baseline to the middle, but Raman does not hit the ball properly. Pass on the right.
2nd minute: Stambouli checks Neuhaus away in midfield, the referee continues play. Both teams start very physically.
1st Minute: Let's go in Gladbach! The ball rolls.
6:26 pm: The players are in the tunnel ready, in a few minutes it starts in the Borussia Park.
5:45 pm: In Gladbach Breel Embolo is in the duel against former club Schalke in the starting eleven. Marco Rose starts in an offensive 4-3-3 with three beefy strikers in the top.
17:41: David Wagner talks to Sky about his first preparation as coach on Schalke: "Of course you get used to each other, both the boys and me and the boys, we're seven weeks away, hoping you'll always take steps, week after week, month after month."
The Schalke coach confirms that he is based on the style of play on his good friend Jürgen Klopp: "You should try to learn from the best of the best, it is quite right that we are based on Liverpool."
17:33: Schalke starting eleven is here. David Wagner sets two new signings on his coaching debut in the Bundesliga, Benito Raman starts in the front left, Everton loan Jonjoe Kenny in the back right.
15.00 clock: Schalke blogger Hassan Talib Haji has analyzed for FOCUS Online in advance of the S04.
Welcome to the live ticker of FOCUS Online. Marco Rose and David Wagner are on the sideline in the Bundesliga for the first time. The new coaches want to open this chapter with a victory.
Situation: The West German tradition duel is also the duel of two new coaches. To the new Borussia coach Rose vied half the Bundesliga. The Schalke put great hopes in their ex-player and 1997 UEFA Cup winner, Wagner.
statistics: The home statistics speaks clearly for the Borussia. Schalke's last victory in Gladbach has been more than six years ago. But the VfL was last for eight games at home winless.
Staff: In the hosts are missing in Kramer, Stindl, Jantschke and Hofmann four important players. Even newcomer Bensebaini should not play yet. Even Schalke players are not yet included: Schöpf, Uth, Boujellab, Kabak and Carls are still injured.
special: The former Schalker Embolo could make his Bundesliga debut for Borussia just against his former club. The always highly traded talent from Switzerland had never prevailed because of injuries in Gelsenkirchen.
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dom / msb / with dpa