IMPORTANCE! CRAZY! INCOMPREHENSIBLE!
Schalke are back in the Bundesliga, turning a 2-0 deficit in the break against St. Pauli to a 3-2 victory and are the first to advance.
Schalke use the match point thanks to Darmstadt’s mistake on Friday (1: 2 in Düsseldorf). With the final whistle, the mega-promotion party for the 62,000 fans in the sold-out arena begins. Royal blue sinks into a sea of beer and happiness.
Welcome back, Schalke 04!
Big emotions even before the match: For the 25th anniversary of the legendary Eurofighters, who won the Uefa Cup against Inter Milan 4: 2 on penalties in 1997, several stars spoke as the coach of the century Huub Stevens (68) and “Battle Pig” Marc Wilmots (53 ) present. The most spectacular scenes in the game were shown on the video cube before the Eurofighter anthem was sung in front of the north grandstand.
What followed was a real ascension thriller.
St. Pauli felt they were in the lead even before the match started. Just like two weeks ago against Bremen (4: 1), the stadium roof must be opened according to the guests’ wishes – and against Schalke’s wishes.
But Schalke is initially not deterred by the discussion and has the first chance through Terodde (1st). So the double shock!
Matanovic hits the farthest corner from a turn – 1: 0 (9.) with the first attack.
Then the flatter goalkeeper Fraisl gives a complete blackout, fitting into the feet of Irvine, who passes on to Matanovic. The striker turns Kaminski around and hits 2-0 (17th) directly in Schalke’s heart.
The hamburgers are super efficient, converting two chances into two goals – and that despite great personal concerns. Earlier this week, ten players tested positive for Corona.
Itakura’s presumed goal (23rd) is blocked by VAR due to a handball.
Schalke missed a number of chances in the first half (13: 4 shots on goal), had more time in the match, won several duels – but was still 0: 2 behind.
After the break, the ascent madness.
First top scorer Terodde reduced the penalty kick to 1: 2 (47th) with a penalty kick before scoring 2: 2 (71st) with his head – his goals number 28 and 29 for the season.
And of all things, ex-Paulian Zalazar then lets the arena and the whole of Schalke escalate completely, hitting the ball free-standing on the bottom edge of the crossbar and into goal – 3: 2 (78th).
Beifus (81st / red) and Matanovic (90th + 4 / yellow-red) are still flying off the field.
But at 10:27 p.m., all the dams blew up. SCHALKE IS BACK!
After the final whistle was not held back, and the jubilant Schalke supporters rushed onto the pitch and a sumptuous party in royal blue followed.
Lots of fans rush onto the lawn, sit on the crossbar, cut out pieces of the lawn and the goal. Players and spectators hug each other. Up to 30,000 fans celebrated with their team on the field.
Simon Terodde bursts into tears immediately after the end of the game and falls to the ground. The goal scorer is hugged by the supporters and cries in his arms together with his striker colleague Bülter. Other players, coaches and staff are crying too. Emotions as far as the eye can see.
As a result, there is congestion in various places in the stands. Several people fell and were injured. They received first aid from rescue workers on site and were then taken to nearby hospitals by ambulance.
Police intervention alleviated the bustle and brought football fans out of the danger zone. A police officer was injured in a fight with a Schalke fan and subsequent resistance at the Arena. After that, he was no longer able to work.
Matthias Büscher (53), spokesman for the Gelsenkirchen police for BILD: “I can confirm that there was more damage during the storm of the square. The situation was confusing for a short time. We can not yet comment on the seriousness of the damage. “
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Pure emotions: Simon Terodde with tears in his eyes between the fans after promotion to the BundesligaPhoto: Martin Meissner / AP
Sports Director Rouven Schröder: “It feels like a state of shock. It’s incredible what happened today. Big compliment to everyone at the club who believed in promotion and supported the team. We’re just overjoyed that we made it. We needed “that it was 2-0 down. We deservedly won the match because the team always believed in it. The increase is only nice for everyone involved. Schalke 04 is alive again.”
Danny Latza: “Tonight we turn night into day. Today it does not matter, we go steeply without end today. We knew what was going to happen in front of the stadium and in the stadium. We wanted it to be extreme and we forced it . “
Coach Mike Buskens: “The feeling is incredible. It was our dream. We had to fight for it, you can not get it for free. A huge compliment to the team. It is incredible.”
Celebrations took place not only in Veltin’s Arena, but also in the streets of Gelsenkirchen. Hundreds of fans gathered at the Schalker Meile to celebrate the emergence of their team with pyros, drums and fan singing.
Schalke will definitely have a long party night tonight!