A DESERVED WIN FOR REGENSBURG
Well, that was some performance form the home side, who lay down yet another marker and extend their early season lead at the top. As for Schalke, it was a bad day at the office for them. A huge thank you for joining us and stay tuned for our match report and highlights on bundesliga.com.
THREE-GOAL LEAD RESTORED
Singh shows great control on the run and then absolutely wallops it beyond Fährmann to make it 4-1. A well-deserved goal for the on-loan Bayern man who has been superb today.
GOAL!4 : 1
SCHALKE HAVE ONE BACK
Well, we said it was all over but the visitors have managed to find the back of the net as Terrode taps home from close range. With 10 minutes to go, it will take something special for Schalke to take something from this game.
GOAL!3 : 1
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Any faint hope of a Schalke turnaround is now ended, with Otto nodding home to make it 3-0. If it stays like this, Regensburg will have won each of their last three league matches by a 3-0 scoreline.
GOAL!3 : 0
FÄHRMANN ALMOST CAUGHT OUT!
Regensburg lift the ball in from the right and Fährmann is almost lobbed. The Schalke keeper tips it over for a corner, though, and that may have been one for the cameras...
TIME TO GO DIRECT?
8 off target
4 on target
7 off target
3 on target
Regensburg double their advantage with another beauty. Singh's free kick from the left isn't dealt with by Schalke and Breitkreuz, as he's falling, steers the ball back across goal and into the back of the net. Clinical from Regensburg.
GOAL!2 : 0
SCHALKE ON TOP
The away team continue to huff and puff at the Regensburg door but, much like the first half, they're struggling to carve out any clear cut chances.
An early appeal for a penalty from Schalke but it looks like some superb covering from Breitkreuz as Bülter is denied with the goal at his mercy. Drexler stings the palms of Meyer, in a lively opening from the away team.
The hosts get the ball rolling for the second half.
We have a first sight of new signing Japan international Ko Itakura, who joined on-loan from English Premier League side Manchester City this week. He's coming on in the place of Flick.
REGENSBURG LEAD AT THE BREAK
An enthralling first half comes to a close with Beste's beauty the difference. Schalke have had more of the ball but Regensburg have used it better and deserve the lead.
HIGH AND WIDE
Regensburg continue to put Schalke on the back foot and they're finishing the strongest as the first half winds down. Besuschkow has a go from the edge of the box but his left-footed effort goes sailing over the bar.
THREE MINUTES STOPPAGE TIME
Can Schalke find an equaliser before the break? They're certainly trying but it's Regensburg now pressing for a second...
TERRODE LETS FLY
Schalke's main man gets his first sight of goal and drills towards the far corner from the left edge of the Regensburg box but it's dealt with comfortably in the end by Meyer. Much better from Schalke, though, and they'll want to start getting Terodde much more involved.
The Royal Blues are trying their best to force an equaliser before half time but they're meeting some stubborn resistance. They have, at least, managed a first shot on goal.
Situation No penalty
Decision No penalty
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Konrad Faber 33.39km/h
Erik Wekesser 32.75km/h
Marius Bülter 31.98km/h
A KEY BATTLE
Erik Wekesser Reinhold Ranftl
Regensburg should have doubled their lead here. A superb double save from Fährmann denies Otto after a rapid break and delicious ball in from Wekesser on the left. A let-off for Schalke.
It's a warm old day in Bavaria so the players are now rehydrating. Watching a rerun of Buste's opener, it really is a cracker. His left foot places the ball just where he wants it and it nestles into the top corner. One to catch up on later, for sure.
SCHALKE EDGING POSSESSION
END TO END BREAK
The game briefly opened up at both ends with a superb defensive block from Schalke almost leading to Terodde being set free at the other end but he just can't quite reach the pass and Meyer collects the ball comfortably.
HOSTS IN CONTROL
The game has settled down a little since that opening goal burst us into life, with the home team controlling things. Schalke need some inspiration from somewhere.
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REGENSBURG TURNING THE SCREW
That goal - somewhat against the run of play - has brought Regensburg to life. It was sloppy from Schalek but a fine finish from Beste and it's Regensburg who are now camped on top of the visitors.
It's been a quiet opening from the hosts but they find themselves in front as they pounce on some sluggish Schalke defending before Beste fires home.
GOAL!1 : 0
SCHALKE ON THE FRONT FOOT
It's a very positive start from the away side who have the league leaders pinned in their own box early on. Schalke look to work an opportunity for a sight on goal but are crowded out.
Here we go...
WAITING IN THE WINGS
As you can see in Schalke's Twitter post below, the club have a couple of new faces on the bench today. Both Churlinov and Itakura are in line to make their debuts and will be itching to get going.
10 MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF
Just 10 minutes to go now before we kick-off today's action from a sunny Jahnstadion Regensburg. Can the hosts make it four wins on the spin or will we see Schalke find top gear? We'll soon find out...
HOPPE ON THE BENCH
USA international Matthew Hoppe starts on the bench for the visitors who have sprung a little surprise in their line-up. We have them down as a four at the back but the attack-minded Reinhold Ranftl has been brought in on the right and that could see a shift to a three-man defence with wing backs. One to keep an eye on when we get underway.
Schalke: Fährmann - Ranftl, Thiaw, Kaminski, Ouwejan - Flick, Palsson - Zalazar, Drexler - Bülter, Terodde Subs: Langer, Aydin, Becker, Churlinov, Hoppe, Itakura, Mikhailov, Pieringer, Wouters
Unsurprisingly, the home side are unchanged after three wins from three and back-to-back 3-0 wins over Sandhausen and Kiel. On-loan Bayern Munich man Sarpreet Singh will be one to watch, with the New Zealand international starting the season in red-hot form. He's scored one and produced a league-high three assists already.
Regensburg: Meyer - Faber, Breitkreuz, Kennedy, Wekesser - Besuschkow, Gimber - Beste, Singh - Albers, Otto Subs: Kunz, Saller, Nachreiner, Elvedi, George, Boukhalfa, Caliskaner, Makridis, Zwarts
WELCOME TO REGENSBURG vs. SCHALKE!
Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of what promises to be a Bundesliga 2 belter this afternoon as league leaders Jahn Regensburg take on Schalke. It should be a cracker, so let's get stuck in with the team news...