RB Leipzig - Schalke 04

Germany: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig C. Bozdogan (31), Angeliño (35), W. Orban (45), M. Halstenberg (Pen. 80)
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Schalke 04

Schalke horror-show continues, Rønnow plays second half

By Peter Vice

A new coach and new keeper made no difference for the tortured Knappen. They fell again on Saturday 0-4 to Leipzig.

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The Schalke horror-show continues on unabated. Not even a switch to a different keeper at halftime could stanch the bleeding as the Königsblauen got blanked by RB Leipzig. Schalke's composite goal ratio now stands at 1:15

New trainer Manuel Baum, in an attempt to solve the club's lack of a true right fullback, reverted to a back-three and built a wide midfield axis consisting of Omar Mascarell, Bastian Oczipka, and Alessandro Schöpf. Nabil Bentaleb moved up into an attacking position alongside the returning Suat Serdar.

A re-aggravation of Serdar's injury seemed to deflate the squad. Less than ten minutes after Serdar was subbed of in the 23rd, replacement midfielder Can Bozdogan scored an own-goal to put Leipzig up 1-0. Angelino and William Orban would add two more goals before the break.

Newly-acquired keeper Frederick Rønnow got his chance after the restart when Ralph Fährmann succumbed to muscular problems. The Danish international did not concede despite heavy bombardment. He was off, however, when Marcel Sabitzer converted a penalty in the 80th.

Another torrid day for the Königsblauen wrapped with a 0-4 defeat.

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
22Nordi Mukiele
4Willi Orban
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano ↩71
23Marcel Halstenberg
44Kevin Kampl ↩76
8Amadou Haidara
18Christopher Nkunku
25Daniel Olmo ↩82
3Angeliño ↩82
10Emil Forsberg ↩71
13Philipp Tschauner
9Yussuf Poulsen
11Hwang Hee-Chan
19Alexander Sørloth ↪71
16Lukas Klostermann ↪71
39Benjamin Henrichs ↪76
20Lazar Samardžić ↪82
47Joscha Wosz ↪82
Schalke 04
1Ralf Fährmann ↩46
17Benjamin Stambouli
26Salif Sané
5Matija Nastasić
28Alessandro Schöpf
8Suat Serdar ↩22
6Omar Mascarell (C)
10Nabil Bentaleb
24Bastian Oczipka
18Gonçalo Paciência ↩46
7Mark Uth
23Frederik Rønnow ↪46
9Benito Raman
11Vedad Ibišević ↪46
15Ahmed Kutucu
16Nassim Boujellab
22Steven Skrzybski
3Hamza Mendyl
13Sebastian Rudy
40Can Bozdogan ↪22

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