Schalke 04 has failed to close the gap with competitor Mainz. The basement cracker in the Bundesliga between the bottom of the league from Gelsenkirchen and the number 17 ended in 0-0, leaving the gap 9 points. Mainz climbs through the point to 16th place with as many points as Arminia Bielefeld and Hertha BSC.
Schalke started the game with Dimitrios Grammozis as head coach on the bench. The Greek is the 5th trainer to lead the ‘Königsblauen’ this season. He was appointed after Schalke 04 virtually fired the entire technical lead on Sunday. The club from Gelsenkirchen ended, among other things, the cooperation with trainer Christian Gross and technical director Jochen Schneider.
17 shots on target
Without the injured Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the home team created few opportunities. Mainz, with Jeremiah St. Juste in the starting line-up and Jean-Paul Boëtius in the second half in the field, was more dangerous. The visitors had more than 15 shots on the goal of Schalke, who only put 2 in front of it. Schalke goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow saved shortly before time on a bet by Robert Glatzel.