Highlights

90'
+ 5

FULL-TIME! SCHALKE 4-1 NUREMBERG

Ko Itakura puts the icing on the cake as Schalke score a big win against one of their direct rivals in the promotion race. They go third, with Nuremberg falling to sixth.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

Ko Itakura

GOAL!

4 : 1
Ko Itakura
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
13 %
90'
+ 1

DOUBLE CHANGE

Solid shift from Churlinov in the absence of top scorer Simon Terodde. The home fans show their appreciation as he makes way. Aydin's also on for the final few minutes.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
Mehmet Can Aydin
Mehmet Can Aydin
sub
Rodrigo Zalazar
Rodrigo Zalazar
90'

WIDE!

Dadashov on the slide, but he pokes Zalazar's cross past the upright. Nuremberg are spent. What an introduction that would have been!
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Darko Churlinov
Darko Churlinov 32.03km/h
2.
Thomas Ouwejan
Thomas Ouwejan 31.82km/h
3.
Blendi Idrizi
Blendi Idrizi 31.65km/h
89'

Substitution

sub
Rufat Dadashov
Rufat Dadashov
sub
Darko Churlinov
Darko Churlinov
87'

THE TABLE

Bremen still lead 2-1 in the day's other game, so Schalke will climb above Regensburg into third - overnight at least.
85'

GAME, SET AND MATCH

That should be that for Schalke. Zalazar whips an awkward one in at Mathenia from the edge the box. The keeper doesn't deal with it, and there's Churlinov to finish from inside the six-yard area.
85'

Darko Churlinov

GOAL!

3 : 1
Darko Churlinov
84'

WELL MATCHED

It's just Nuremberg's finishing that's let them down...
Goal attempts
17 off target
5 on target
5 off target
3 on target
83'

Passes
322
371
83'

Distance run (km)
101.8
98.9
83'

Tackles won
105
97
80'

Yellow card

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Rodrigo Zalazar
Rodrigo Zalazar
78'

Yellow card

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Fabian Nürnberger
Fabian Nürnberger
77'

POSITIVE CHANGE

Valentini can't continue. Robert Klauß uses the opportunity to make an attacking change, with former Hertha Berlin striker Pascal Köpke on for the final 13 minutes or so.
77'

Substitution

sub
Pascal Köpke
Pascal Köpke
sub
Enrico Valentini
Enrico Valentini
74'

MAN DOWN

Valentini goes down clutching his face after being caught by a stray Mathenia elbow. The medical team's on to attend to the Nuremberg defender.
73'

END TO END

Geis warms the palms of Fraisl, who immediately looks to turn defence into attack. Mathenia comes racing out to head clear before Churlinov can get a foot on the ball, though. The game's opening up...
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71'

SAFE HANDS

Pieringer finds the head of Flick, who heads straight at Mathenia with his first real action since joining the fray.
69'

CHANGES

The subdued Shuranov makes way for Borkowski, while Flick replaces the impressive Idrizi.
69'

Substitution

sub
Florian Flick
Florian Flick
sub
Blendi Idrizi
Blendi Idrizi
69'

Substitution

sub
Dennis Borkowski
Dennis Borkowski
sub
Erik Shuranov
Erik Shuranov
66'

SCHALKE BACK IN FRONT!

Nothing Mathenia can do about this. Idrizi fires goalwards after Nuremberg only half clear a corner. Schäffler, who made the initial clearance, tries to get his head in the way but succeeds only in wrong-footing his goalkeeper. Strong header - just at the wrong end.
66'

Manuel Schäffler

OWN GOAL!

2 : 1
Manuel Schäffler
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63'

TURNAROUND

It's Nuremberg asking all the questions of Schalke, while Bremen now lead down in Regensburg.
55'

A-FRASIL

Another wobble from Fraisl presents Nuremberg with a sight of goal, but the flag goes up for an offside. The Austrian kept four clean sheets in his first four Bundesliga 2 games, but has been beaten at least once in six since.
49'

NUREMBERG HIT BACK!

Schalke switch off from a free-kick as Valentini sweeps a ball into the danger zone. Schäffler helps it on for Nürnberger, who smashes into the top corner from seven yards. Game on!
49'

Fabian Nürnberger

GOAL!

1 : 1
Fabian Nürnberger
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
25 %
48'

Yellow card

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Marvin Pieringer
Marvin Pieringer
46'

DOVEDAN ON

Moller Daehli won't be making it three assists in as many games. He makes way for Niko Dovedan at the start of the second half.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Nikola Dovedan
Nikola Dovedan
sub
Mats Møller Dæhli
Mats Møller Dæhli
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45'
+ 2

HALF-TIME! SCHALKE 1-0 NUREMBERG

The Royal Blues lead thanks to Thomas Ouwejan's third goal for the club, but Nuremberg will feel aggrieved to have had an equaliser chalked off. All to play for, and in Regensburg, where Bremen have levelled going into the break.
Half-time
44'

KRAUß CROCKED

Taylan Duman's on for Tom Krauß, who just took a blow to his hip.
43'

Substitution

sub
Taylan Duman
Taylan Duman
sub
Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß
42'

NEARLY!

Ouwejan whips over a corner. Palsson meets it, but heads just wide of the far post.
36'

DISALLOWED GOAL!

Nuremberg have the ball in the net, but it won't count. Having forced the initial save from Fraisl, Nürnberger is adjudged to be offside as Schäffler thrashes home on the follow-up. No VAR check - Nuremberg are not happy.
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34'

HUGE CHANCE!

Fraisl plays the ball straight to Möller Daehli. The former Man Utd youth player has the entire goal to aim at from 16 yards, but fires his shot too close to the Schalke No.1, who beats it behind for a corner.
31'

WOODWORK AGAIN!

Schalke capitalise on a mistake by Sorensen. Ouwejan finds Idrizi, whose shot from inside the box is parried by Mathenia, with Ranftl sending the rebound against the woodwork. Nuremberg living very dangerously...
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Thomas Ouwejan
Thomas Ouwejan 31.82km/h
2.
Marvin Pieringer
Marvin Pieringer 31.55km/h
3.
Blendi Idrizi
Blendi Idrizi 31.52km/h
28'

HALF CHANCE

Schalke catch Nuremberg out on the counter, but Churlinov can't find the target from the edge of the area. The Royal Blues have been far more effective in the final third, despite seeing less of the ball.
Goal attempts
6 off target
4 on target
3 off target
0 on target
27'

Possession (%)
4060
24'

ZALA-FAR

Zalazar with an effort from range, but it's straight at Mathenia. Schalke back in charge.
20'

SCHALKE LEAD!

That miss proves costly as Schalke forge ahead with their next attack. Churlinov gets away from Valentini and Sörensen in the box, before forcing Mathenia to parry. The angle's tight, but Ouwejan is able to squeeze the loose ball home from six yards.
20'

Thomas Ouwejan

GOAL!

1 : 0
Thomas Ouwejan
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
11 %
17'

POST!

Schäffler connects with Handwerker's cross, but his header comes back off the upright. Schalke get away with it as Schindler flunks the follow-up.
14'

NUREMBERG FINDING THEIR FEET

Much better from the visitors in the last few minutes. They're getting the ball out wide and into the feet of top scorer Shuranov.
8'

NO PENALTY

Zalazar goes to ground in the box under a challenge from Geis, but the referee is unmoved. Nuremberg need to get a grip on proceedings - not the opposition players.
6'

GOAL ALERT!

Regensburg lead Bremen through Steve Breitkreuz. They'll climb back up to second with three points.
4'

SCHALKE IN CONTROL

Pieringer volleys over from 18 yards for Schalke, who are locking down possession in the early stages.
2'

ELSEWHERE

Surprise package Regensburg are also in action against Werder Bremen. We'll keep you abreast of events in Bavaria as we go.
Kick-off!
1:03
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WATCH: ST. PAULI 2-1 SCHALKE

The Royal Blues dropped down to eighth in the standings with their reverse against St. Pauli, although they remain just three points behind second-placed Darmstadt.

FORM

Schalke come into this game licking their wounds after losing 2-1 to St. Pauli last week. That result was their third league defeat in their last five, with just one win across that period. Nuremberg are similarly off colour, with two wins and three losses in their five most recent league outings.
2:02
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WATCH: NUREMBERG 2-1 HOLSTEIN KIEL

See how Nuremberg moved up to fifth in the table last week with victory over Holstein Kiel.

TEAM NEWS - SCHALKE

The Royal Blues have made three changes following their Matchday 16 reverse against St. Pauli. Blendi Idrizi and Darko Churlinov are both given rare starts, while Reinhold Ranftl gets the nod at right wing-back ahead of Can Aydin.

SCHALKE DEPLETED

The Royal Blues are without the majority of their first-choice attacking line-up. Simon Terodde and Marius Bülter were already sidelined, and they were joined in the treatment room today by Dominick Drexler, while team captain Danny Latza also misses out.

TEAM NEWS - NUREMBERG

Nuremberg boss Robert Klauß has made one change to the side that beat Holstein Kiel 2-1 last week, with Fabian Nürnberger making his first start since the beginning of October as a replacement for the suspended Lino Tempelmann. Nürnberger has made five starts so far this season, and his side went unbeaten in each of those.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

While these teams have faced each other 67 times previously, this is the very first encounter in Bundesliga 2. Schalke do have the upper hand historically, with 31 wins to Nuremberg's 20 (16 draws), while they have emerged victorious in nine of the last 10 home meetings in all competitions, drawing the other.

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Fraisl – Thiaw, Itakura, Kaminski – Ranftl, Zalazar, Palsson (c), Ouwejan – Idrizi, Pieringer, Churlinov

SCHALKE SUBS

Wienand, Wouters, Matriciani, Flick, Rzatkowski, Aydin, Mikhailov, Calhanoglu, Dadashov

NUREMBERG STARTING XI

Mathenia - Valentini (c), Schindler, Sörensen, Handwerker - Krauß, Geis, Nürnberger - Möller Daehli - Shuranov, Schäffler

NUREMBERG SUBS

Klaus, Fischer, Suver, Rausch, Duman, Dovedan, Latteier, Borkowski, Köpke

HELLO AND WELCOME!

Matchday 17 of Bundesliga 2 kicks off with a cracker today as promotion hopefuls Schalke and Nuremberg joust for the points at the VELTINS-Arena. We'll have the confirmed line-ups and match build-up for you very shortly!