Schalke 04 with a clear defeat at 1. FC Magdeburg

Schalke 04’s suffering continues. In the top game of the 2nd league, the relegated team went down quietly.

Schalke 04 went down 3-0 at 1. FC Magdeburg on Saturday evening – the next bitter defeat for the Bundesliga relegated team. The game was already over at halftime, and all of Magdeburg’s goals came in the first 45 minutes.

Silas Gnaka (17th), Mo El Hankouri (35th) with a penalty kick and Tatsuya Ito (45th + 2) made things clear before the break. Schalke, who lost on their own for the third time in a row, improved after the break but failed to capitalize on their chances.

Before the game, only one point separated the two teams in the table, but initially only the FCM appeared determined. Gnaka took advantage of the first opportunity to take the lead, putting a damper on the guests – and the second followed shortly afterwards.

Cedric Brunner hit Ito with his hand in the face, referee Christian Dingert decided on a penalty after viewing the video images. El Hankouri didn’t miss the opportunity and shortly before the break he made it 3-0 through Ito.

In the second half, Magdeburg took things a little slower. Goalkeeper Dominik Reimann was now challenged more often, but the hosts survived Schalke’s first phase of pressure after the break.