24 Days after his release Felix Magath has experienced an unsuccessful return to Schalke 04. Championship Manager lost 1-0 with VfL Wolfsburg in Gelsenkirchen.
Gelsenkirchen (SID) - 24 days after his release has experienced an unsuccessful return to Schalke 04 Felix Magath. Championship Manager lost 0: 1 (0-0) with VfL Wolfsburg in Gelsenkirchen and is with his new Club still deep in the relegation battle.
Schalke celebrated four days after his 5-2-Gala at Inter Milan another victory, was playful but not nearly as in San Siro. Magath successor Ralf Rangnick but a successful home premiere went through thanks to the late Tottenham by Jose Manuel Jurado (76.).
Front of 61.673 spectators in the sold-out arena were the begun the superior side throughout, had also the better scoring chances, but had to wait on the redemption. The best chance before the 1: 0 had had Alexander Baumjohann, who hit the crossbar (62.).
Rangnick had first sent up on Baumjohann the "heroes of Milan" on the field. But in the first half little ran together after a good beginning. Raul with a header (6), Lukas Schmitz, who started for Baumjohann, missed an early lead with a 18-meter shot (10). Then, Wolfsburg was stronger. The guests, which naturally only a bit in Grafite, had their first opportunities by Cicero (20) and Grafite (28).
Rangnick, who for the first time FSV Mainz 05 and the following kicking back in the arena on the Schalker Bank since the legendary farewell lap on December 10, 2005 in a 1-0 against the, on the Milan eleven continued after the break. Baumjohann was more offensive swing in the game. After his Lattenschuss, he also failed to goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (66.).
When the begun the bustling Jefferson Farfan on the right wing and striker Raul earned the top marks. Cicero and the Koreans Koo Yes Cheol liked in Wolfsburg.