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FINAL

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Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME!

We're into three minutes of added time at the end of this game.
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.
Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac32.55km/h
2.
Malick Thiaw
Malick Thiaw32.54km/h
3.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi31.93km/h
89'

BIG CHANCE!

A mistake at the back from Union and Hoppe latches onto the loose ball. He plays it to the left of him and Boujellab who is in on goal but Karius touches his shot behind at his near post. It was a weak effort in the end from the substitute.
87'

SCHALKE HAVE BEEN CONFIDENT

Passes
290
512
85'

BIG CHANCE!

Union break forward and it's Prömel who crosses to the back post from the right. Ingvartsen beats Becker to the ball in the air and his point-blank header is on target, but Fährmann is there to make a crucial save.
85'

Yellow card

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Amine Harit
Amine Harit
85'

Substitution

sub
Cedric Teuchert
Cedric Teuchert
sub
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
82'

MUSA BOOKED

The Union substitute is late in a challenge with Musatfi and takes a yellow card.
82'

Yellow card

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Petar Musa
Petar Musa
80'

SCHALKE PROBING

Kolasinac's cross teases Karius and he gets a hand to it to keep it out of his goal. Schalke keeping the pressure on in attack, but need to be wary of a Union counter as well.
76'

HARIT JUST OVER

The Schalke No.25 takes the free-kick himself but curls it just over Karius' goal.
75'

HÜBNER BOOKED

Harit is brought down on the edge of the Union area and Schalke have a free-kick in a dangerous spot here.
75'

Yellow card

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Florian Hübner
Florian Hübner
73'

ANDRICH WIDE OF THE MARK

Union have now had 16 attempts go off target in this game as Andrich slices a shot high and wide from the edge of the Schalke area. It's just not been their night in front of goal.

INTO THE FINAL 20...

Schalke are well in this game despite Union's chances on goal, but can a hero be found in the final 20 minutes for either side?
69'

UNION OFF FORM TONIGHT!

Goal attempts
14off target
2on target
3off target
0on target
69'

Substitution

sub
Grischa Prömel
Grischa Prömel
sub
Christian Gentner
Christian Gentner
67'

BIG CHANCE!

Awoniyi is in behind again but is caught up by Mustafi who forces him to give the ball up to Ingvartsen on the edge. His shot is a touch hot to handle for Fährmann who pushes it behind instead.
65'

SCHALKE BUILDING

The Royal Blues are coming alive in this second half. Kolasican and Becker doing great work pushing up the pitch from full-back on either flank.
64'

Substitution

sub
Nassim Boujellab
Nassim Boujellab
sub
Nabil Bentaleb
Nabil Bentaleb
64'

Substitution

sub
Benito Raman
Benito Raman
sub
William
William
63'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Fresh legs for Schalke with Boujellab on for Bentaleb and pace on the wing with Raman in place of William.
62'

FIRST CHANGE

January signing Peter Musa comes on for Pohjanpalo, the loan signing from Slavia Prague.
62'

Substitution

sub
Petar Musa
Petar Musa
sub
Joel Pohjanpalo
Joel Pohjanpalo
59'

HUGE CHANCE FOR AWONIYI!

Another massive chance for Union to go ahead and this time it's Awoniyi. A lovely flick from Pohjanpalo sends Awoniyi in on goal against Fährmann but he snatches at his shot, dragging the ball wide across goal. He screams out in frustration, and rightly so!
58'

GOOD CHANCE!

Gießelmann is racing down the left flank and curls in an outstanding cross beyond Mustafi. Pohjanpalo's run brings him to meet it in the area, but he fires the ball wide on the volley with his effort. A great move forward from Union, but again lacking that final touch.
55'

SLOPPY START

Schalke were slow to get going in the first half and it's the same again here with a few mistakes on the ball and late challenges letting them down in the first 10 minutes of the second period.
51'

LOOKING FOR CLINICAL FINISHING

There were plenty of chances in the first half but neither side was clinical in front of goal. That's what we're looking for at both ends in this second '45.
Goal attempts
8off target
1on target
2off target
0on target
47'

QUICK OUT OF THE BLOCKS

Ingvartsen has a shot blocked from just outside the Schalke area before Andrich fires a strike high over the bar on the slide with Union starting this second half quickly, as they did the first.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

The second half is off and running with Schalke getting things back underway with no changes at the break.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have two minutes of time added on at the end of this first half.
44'

SERDAR HIGH AND WIDE

His second shot a lot further wide of goal than his first as he sends a volley high past Karius' goal. Schalke remaining confident right until the end of this first half.
39'

SCHALKE CONFIDENT ON THE BALL

Passes
129
241
35'

GENTNER HAS A GO!

Ingvartsen's free-kick is cleared to the edge of the Schalke box and Gentner meets it with a sweet volley. Fährmann is sprawling across his line to his left but the ball bounces just wide of the goal.
34'

WILLIAM BOOKED

The first booking of the day for Schalke as William is cautioned for a foul on Hübner.
34'

Yellow card

yellowCard
William
William

SCHALKE BATTLING

The away side - with Bentaleb and Harit inspiring - are taking this game to Union.
32'

SHOT BLOCKED!

Union break in numbers behind the Schalke defence. Pohjanpalo's eventual shot is blocked by two different Schalke defenders, and the ball is cleared away. A rare opportunity for the home side in the last 15 minutes or so.
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.
Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel29.92km/h
2.
Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac29.67km/h
3.
Amine Harit
Amine Harit29.63km/h
29'

SERDAR JUST WIDE!

Schalke's first shot of the game is just inches away from opening the scoring. Harit lays the ball off to Serdar on the edge of the Union box and he takes a touch before lacing a shot goalward. It's heading for the far top corner but just drifts narrowly over the bar.
26'

HOPPE CAUGHT IN TWO MINDS

Schalke break superbly with Kolasinac finding Bentaleb who then sent Hoppe away down the left. He cuts inside past one challenge but doesn't know whether to shoot or pass as space opens up. In the end, his effort on goal is blocked back to Karius.
23'

KNOCK FOR HARIT

The Moroccan takes a knock to the head in a challenge from Andrich and he's having some treatment now.
23'

CHANCES AT ONE END

Schalke have dominated possession in the last 10 minutes or so, but they've been able to create any attempts on goal thus far.
Goal attempts
4off target
1on target
0off target
0on target
20'

DEFENSIVELY STRONG

Only Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Leverkusen have conceded fewer goals than Union this season, and the home side look defensively sound once again today. Pressing across the pitch, they're giving Schalke's players no room to breathe on the ball.
16'

SEEING PLENTY OF THE BALL

Schalke are looking confident on the ball in these early stages, and we've seen them start games well in possession this season on plenty of occasions. Will they be able to make it count, though, that is the question.

BENTALEB BACK IN ACTION

Good to see the Schalke midfielder back to start this evening, looking to be a creative spark in midfield.
12'

STAMBOULI ANCHORING

The Frenchman is the deepest midfielder for Schalke, with Serdar and Bentaleb pushed up ahead of him. Harit is looking to get involved early from the left, drifting inside plenty.
7'

SHOTS BLOCKED

Union starting well here and it's Pohjanpalo and then Gießelmann on the follow up who both see shots blocked by the Schalke defence. The away side with defending to do here in the opening phases.
5'

HUGE CHANCE!

Awoniyi is in behind the Schalke defence early on after Trimmel's pass inside is flicked through by Pohjanpalo. Awoniyi awkwardly shoots at goal though and Fährmann is able to make a good save.
2'

TRIMMEL BOOKED

An early card for the Union captain as he brings down Bentaleb early on.
2'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Berlin for our Saturday evening treat with Union hosting Schalke.
Kick-off!

NOW OR NEVER FOR SCHALKE

Things are getting ever more desperate for Schalke, despite Hoppe's form. Their 3-0 loss at home to Leipzig last Saturday, combined with Mainz’s win over Union and point against Leverkusen this afternoon, leaves them six points adrift at the bottom - and nine to the relative safety of the play-off.

HOPE LIES WITH HOPPE?

Hoppe is Schalke’s top scorer this season with five goals, although he has not found the net in his last three outings. The American teen spoke to bundesliga.com this week about his dreams coming true with Schalke, and wanting to help the side stay up this season. You can read all about it on the website and in the app.
4:07

WATCH: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW MATCH FACTS!

NO FUN AWAY FROM HOME

Schalke are without a win in their last 20 Bundesliga away games (seven draws, 13 defeats), but they have never lost against Union (one win, two draws). It's now 448 days since Schalke's last victory on the road, a 2-1 success at Bremen back in November 2019.

UNION'S KEYS TO SUCCESS

Union have scored with every seventh shot on average this season, a return bettered only by leaders Bayern Munich (one in six). Schalke are the least clinical with a goal every 15 attempts. Urs Fischer’s side also covers the most ground of any team in the league this season (74.6 miles per game). The Royal Blues cover the least at 71.3
2:03

WATCH: SCHALKE 1-1 UNION - LAST TIME OUT

These two sides shared the spoils in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

UNION TEAM NEWS

Awoniyi is joined in attack by the fit-again Pohjanpalo in the absence of Kruse, while a further change enforced in defence with Schlotterbeck suspended. Hübner comes in, while left wing-back Lenz sits out of his third game on the bounce with a muscular problem. Gießelmann starts in his place.

SCHALKE TEAM NEWS

Midfielder Bentaleb has also been brought back into the first-team fold and starts. Despite the Leipzig defeat, coach Gross makes only one change to his newly formed defence with Mustafi joined by Thiaw and captain Kolasinac as he seeks to turn the second-worst campaign in Bundesliga history around and perform a miracle in the final 14 games.

UNION STARTING XI!

Karius - Friedrich, Knoche, Hübner - Trimmel (c), Gentner, Andrich, Gießelmann - Ingvartsen - Awoniyi, Pohjanpalo

UNION SUBS

Busk, Ryerson, Prömel, Griesbeck, Dajaku, Bülter, Endo, Musa, Teuchert

SCHALKE STARTING XI!

Fährmann - Becker, Thiaw, Mustafi, Kolasinac (c) - Stambouli, Bentaleb - William, Serdar, Harit - Hoppe

SCHALKE SUBS

Langer, Mendyl, Mascarell, Raman, Boujellab, Oczipka, Schöpf, Mercan, Bozdogan

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Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FC Union Berlin and FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 21 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.