May the May become a Schalke master
The party was huge after the 2-1 in Sandhausen, especially because the royal blue through the mistake of the Bremen (2: 3 home defeat against Kiel) recaptured the lead. The next weekend Schalke could climb into the Bundesliga - theoretically even as a second division champion.
Win Schalke against St. Pauli (8.30 p.m., live! At Bremen), while Darmstadt (Friday, 6.30 p.m., in Düsseldorf) and Bremen (Sunday, 1.30 p.m., in Aue), would be in front of the season finale in Nuremberg as a second division champion.
"We haven't achieved anything yet!"
The Schalke are extremely happy about this hard -working starting point, but at the same time try not to fall into euphoria. Sports director Rouven Schröder also mimic the Mahner after the events in Sandhausen: "We have not yet reached anything!"
Because at Schalke you know exactly: If things go bad for you on the last two match days, you not only screw up the championship, but also the direct climb and, in the worst case, even the relegation...
Schalke title dreams
At the moment, however, optimism dominates. And the basic euphoric mood extends to the youth area. There are even two German championship titles in May.
The U 19 with coach Norbert Elgert has still qualified for the DM semi-final, opponent will be Borussia Dortmund (then May 7th in Dortmund, second leg May 15th in Gelsenkirchen). The final against FC Augsburg or Hertha BSC would be on May 29th.
The DM final ticket has already booked the U 17 of FC Schalke. The team of coach Onur Cinel, who in the relegation season between October 2020 and March 2021 only under Manuel Baum (11 games) and then under Huub Stevens (2) and Christian Gross (11) each acted as an assistant coach for the professionals Fortuna Düsseldorf (3-1) on Sunday. The U 17 has the chance to secure the title again 20 years after winning the last German championship. The next Sunday at 10.45 a.m. against VfB Stuttgart in the parking stadium will take place. So on the day on which the professionals could theoretically be determined as a second division champion...