Schalke

  • Schalke sign goalkeeper Christian Wetklo August 14, 2014

    Berlin: Former Mainz goalkeeper Christian Wetklo has joined German football club Schalke for a year. Schalke signed Wetklo as a backup goalkeeper, as new arrival Fabian Giefer will be sidelined until October. Thus Ralf Fahrmann remains the starting goalkeeper while Wetklo will be the number two between the posts, reports Xinhua. "Due...
  • Schalke eye quick return to Europe despite Real thrashing March 19, 2014

    Schalke 04 bid farewell to the Champions League following a comprehensive 9-2 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid but they hope their absence will be short-lived with the Ruhr valley club eyeing a top-three finish in the Bundesliga. Their round of 16 tie was essentially settled when they were thrashed 6-1 at...
  • Real Madrid complete rout of Schalke with 3-1 win in Champions League March 19, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid completed their Champions League last 16 thrashing of Schalke with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Madrid breezed into the quarter-finals after winning 9-2 on aggregate following their 6-1 first-leg victory in Germany. The Spanish leader's progress was never in doubt as coach...
  • Real Madrid prepare for Champions League formality against Schalke March 18, 2014

    Madrid: Holding a 6-1 lead from the first leg, Real Madrid can finish off its one-sided Champions League series with Schalke on Tuesday. Madrid's attacking firepower was on display in the lopsided win in Gelsenkirchen, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema leading the way. Benzema is unlikely to be...
  • Reality bites for Schalke in Champions League mismatch February 27, 2014

    Schalke 04 went into their Champions League clash against Real Madrid with high hopes on the back of a good recent run in the Bundesliga, but the German side were left stunned by the gulf in the class after they suffered a 6-1 mauling at home. Wednesday's humiliation, which came one...
  • Real Madrid outclass Schalke 6-1 in Champions League February 27, 2014

    Gelsenkirchen, (Germany): Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece as Real Madrid crushed Schalke 6-1 on Wednesday to all but seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Madrid dominated from the start of the first leg match in the last 16, scoring twice in...
  • Real Madrid excelling, even without Ronaldo February 17, 2014

    Madrid: No Cristiano Ronaldo? No problem. Real Madrid's title ambitions continue to gain credence, with the Spanish giants showing no dip despite missing the Ballon d'Or winner. Ronaldo is banned for one more league game and cannot return before next week's Champions League game at Schalke. No matter, as Madrid stretched its...
  • Chelsea, Schalke looking to advance from Group E November 26, 2013

    London: Facing nine matches in December, Chelsea can ensure at least one is meaningless by securing Champions League qualification on Tuesday. That's if the team can avoid another setback against FC Basel, which stunned the London club in the Group E opener by winning at Stamford Bridge. Victory in Switzerland on Tuesday...
  • Samuel Eto'o scores twice as Chelsea close on last 16 November 7, 2013

    LONDON: Samuel Eto'o rolled back the years to score two different types of goal as Chelsea beat Schalke 04 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to virtually guarantee their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Eto'o, 32, who has won most of the major honours in the game...
  • Torres injured as Chelsea face Schalke in Champions League November 5, 2013

    London: However frustrating Jose Mourinho finds Chelsea's Premier League form, Schalke's Bundesliga start has been far worse. As they prepare to meet in the Champions League on Wednesday, Chelsea are second domestically - five points behind Arsenal - and Schalke are already 12 points adrift in Germany in sixth place. With...
  • Injured Fernando Torres fails to recover for Schalke match November 5, 2013

    London: Rejuvenated striker Fernando Torres will miss Chelsea's Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday after failing to recover from a thigh injury. The Spanish international has been in sparkling form recently, scoring twice in the 3-0 victory at Schalke two weeks ago and also the winner against Premier League rivals...
  • Jose Mourinho wants big improvement against Schalke November 4, 2013

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who said he made '11 mistakes' in his team selection after Chelsea lost to Newcastle United on Saturday, will not want to get it wrong again when Schalke 04 visit Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea won 3-0 at Schalke two weeks ago...
  • Torres scores brace as Chelsea thump Schalke October 23, 2013

    Fit-again Fernando Torres sparkled on his 100th start for Chelsea, scoring twice to help the 2012 winners outclass Schalke 3-0 to go top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Torres produced a flying header at the far post after Branislav Ivanovic had flicked on a Frank Lampard corner in the...
  • Schalke rely on Boateng and youth against Chelsea October 21, 2013

    Berlin: Schalke 04 are hoping new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng as well as teenagers Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer can power the Germans past Chelsea on Tuesday as they look for their third win in three games in their Champions League group. With half a dozen players missing through injury, Schalke coach...
  • Schalke sign Milan midfielder Boateng on four-year deal August 30, 2013

    Berlin: Champions League competitors Schalke 04 have signed AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on a four-year deal after the Ghana international passed his medical at the German club on Friday. "I am delighted to be back home in Germany," Germany-born Boateng told reporters. "It is one of the best leagues in...
  • Schalke on the verge of signing Kevin-Prince Boateng August 30, 2013

    Gelsenkirchen: Schalke are on the verge of signing Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from AC Milan. The Bundesliga club say on their website that the 26-year-old Boateng is undergoing a medical. Boateng scored twice as Milan qualified for the Champions League with a 3-0 win over PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. His departure...
  • Schalke to bid for Ronaldinho: reports August 30, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is reportedly being pursued by German club Schalke 04 ahead of Monday's European transfer deadline. The Bundesliga club have turned their attention to the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year after their first choice target Samuel Eto'o joined Chelsea, reports Xinhua. "Schalke is looking for...
  • Schalke's Klaas Jan Huntelaar to miss Champions League playoff August 18, 2013

    Gelsenkirchen, Germany: Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar will be out of action for several weeks due to a knee injury sustained in his side's 4-0 defeat at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The club says on its website that Huntelaar has a partial rupture to a ligament in his right...
  • CAS denies Metalist a Champions League reprieve August 17, 2013

    Lausanne: Sport's highest court has refused to reinstate Metalist Kharkiv in the Champions League, clearing PAOK Thessaloniki to face Schalke in the playoff round. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a judge dismissed the Ukrainian club's request to freeze its expulsion by UEFA for match-fixing while an appeal proceeds. PAOK, which...
  • Metalist asks CAS for Champions League reprieve August 15, 2013

    Lausanne, Switzerland: Metalist Kharkiv has asked sports' highest court to issue an emergency ruling that would freeze its expulsion from the Champions League for match-fixing in 2008. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has asked UEFA and Greek club PAOK Thessaloniki, which was reinstated in Metalist's place, for "written...
  • Liverpool resurrect their chase for Schalke defender Papadopolous July 27, 2013

    Before it gets too late, Liverpool are looking to shake things up have decided to give their hunt for Bundesliga centre back Kyriakos Papadopolous another go. The Daily Mirror reports that the Mersyside club, who had pulled out of the move due to the defender's knee injury are back in contention...
  • Manchester City may slide in Champions League rankings: report April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2012 EPL champions may be relegated to the third tier of the Champions League after their dismal campaign in 2013, 'The Telegraph' reported. Manchester City are likely to be relegated to the third tier of Champions League seeds next season following their failure to qualify from the group...
  • Peru beat Chile 1-0 in World Cup qualifying March 24, 2013

    Lima: Peru appear out of contention for next year's World Cup in Brazil, despite claiming a late 1-0 win over Chile in qualifying on Friday. FC Schalke winger Jefferson Farfan finally broke a scoreless deadlock for Peru in the 86th minute to give the team a much-needed boost up the table...
  • Galatasaray advance with 3-2 win in 2nd leg at Schalke March 13, 2013

    Germany: Galatasaray beat Schalke 3-2 on Tuesday to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-3 victory on aggregate. Umut Bulut scored the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time, though Galatasaray were already through with a 2-2 draw. Barcelona also advanced with a 4-0 win over AC Milan,...
  • Schalke has the away-goal edge against Galatasaray March 11, 2013

    Gelsenkirchen: Schalke have already won the game most of their fans consider the highlight of the season, so a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League would only be a bonus. The German side takes the away-goal advantage into their home leg against Galatasaray after a 1-1 draw in Istanbul,...
  • Schalke draw 1-1 at Galatasaray to stay unbeaten February 21, 2013

    Istanbul: Schalke remained unbeaten in the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray on Wednesday. But Schalke scorer, midfielder Jermaine Jones, will miss the second leg of their last-16 tie on March 12 through suspension after picking up his third yellow card of the competition - 10 minutes before...
  • Galatasaray high on Drogba, Sneijder ahead of Schalke first leg February 19, 2013

    Istanbul: Galatasaray will be fired up by the arrival of Didier Drogba, last year's Champions League hero, and Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder when they host struggling Schalke 04 on Wednesday. Drogba, who took the winning penalty for Chelsea in last season's final, scored with a header five minutes into his Galatasaray...
  • Schalke, Dynamo Kiev play out 1-1 draws December 5, 2012

    Montpellier: Schalke clinched top spot in Group B of the Champions League ahead of struggling Arsenal after withstanding strong pressure in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw at French champion Montpellier. Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Greek side Olympiakos ensured Schalke finished two points clear of the 2006 finalist. Schalke...
  • Arsenal striving for top spot in Champions League December 3, 2012

    London: Already assured of spots in the last 16 of the Champions League, Schalke and Arsenal still have first place to play for on Tuesday when they complete their group-stage campaigns. Arsenal travels to Olympiakos knowing the perils of finishing second - the last time it happened, in 2010, the...
  • Schalke battle back to draw 2-2 with Arsenal November 7, 2012

    Gelsenkirchens: Schalke fought back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday and stay top of Group B in the Champions League. Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored inside the first 30 minutes to put Arsenal ahead. But a goal from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in first-half...