Highlights

90'
+ 5

GRIFO THE GREAT

There goes the final whistle. Vincenzo Grifo's double has sent Freiburg into third place in the Bundesliga standings. A solid evening's work from the visitors who rack up win number seven for the season. Schalke remain bottom of the table and with plenty of work to do.
Full-time
90'

YOSHIDA BOOKED

Yoshida takes out Schade and the game has one more booking.
90'

Yellow card

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Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
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.
Kevin Schade
Kevin Schade 34.41km/h
2.
Christian Günter
Christian Günter 34.20km/h
3.
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter 33.21km/h
89'

GÜNTER BOOKED

Günter curls a corner from the right so far inwards that Schwolow has to make a diving, fisted save. The Freiburg captain then trips Latza who is trying to break upfield. Yellow card.
88'

Yellow card

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Christian Günter
Christian Günter
86'

HÖLER HOWLER

Incredible miss from Lucas Höler, who powers a header from a free kick wide of goal. The visiting No.9 really had to hit the target from there.
85'

Substitution

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Kiliann Sildillia
Kiliann Sildillia
sub
Lukas Kübler
Lukas Kübler
83'

MOHR OF THE SAME FOR S04

So, so close for Schalke. Terodde lays one up for Mohr who thwacks a shot just past the far post. Heads in hands around in the Veltins Arena.
81'

Substitution

sub
Danny Latza
Danny Latza
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Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß
78'

BIG SCHALKE MISS

Tom Krauß spurns a fantastic opportunity to reduce the arrears. The 21-year-old is suddenly in front of Flekken and shoots low, looking to nutmeg the goalkeeper. Flekken gets a touch, however, taking the pace off the ball.
76'

GRIFO MAKES WAY

Freiburg's two-goal hero Grifo is replaced by Noah Weißhaupt. It's been another fine evening for the visiting attacker, who takes his tally to the season to six goals.
76'

Substitution

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Kevin Schade
Kevin Schade
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Ritsu Dōan
Ritsu Dōan
76'

Substitution

sub
Noah Weißhaupt
Noah Weißhaupt
sub
Vincenzo Grifo
Vincenzo Grifo
75'

KÜBLER HAS A GO

Kübler tests Schwolow's reflexes with a snapshot from close in. The goalkeeper is equal to that effort.
73'

SCHALKE BOOKING

Krauß with an awkward lunge on substitute Kyereh and that's going to be a yellow card for the Schalke man.
73'

Yellow card

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Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß
70'

FREIBURG CHANGES

Double swap for Freiburg with Kyereh and Höler in for the final 20 minutes. Christian Streich will be content to instruct his side to just see this one out from here.
69'

Substitution

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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
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Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong
69'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Höler
Lucas Höler
sub
Michael Gregoritsch
Michael Gregoritsch
68'

REIS DEEP IN THOUGHT

Thomas Reis cuts a lonely figure on the touchline at the Veltins Arena. The new Schalke boss has plenty to ponder as he tries to turn the Royal Blue ship around in the coming weeks.
62'

GRIFO DOUBLES UP

A short run up from Grifo, whose penalty finds the corner. That's two for the Freiburg No. 32 and the visitors are in complete control.
61'

Vincenzo Grifo

GOAL!

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Vincenzo Grifo
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.
77 %
60'

PENALTY FREIBURG

Back to the previous move and it looks like Jeong has been upended by Calhanoglu just inside the Schalke area. The ref runs across to check the monitor on this one. And then gives a penalty.
59'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Foul?
Decision Penalty
59'

SCHWOLOW SAVES

Jeong and Doan combine, the latter striking low at goal. Schwolow gets down to parry that one out.
56'

TERODDE ON

Schalke's No.9 is not used to being out of the starting lineup but he's on now as Thomas Reis opts for a double swap, Tobias Mohr also entering the fray.
56'

Substitution

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Simon Terodde
Simon Terodde
sub
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
56'

Substitution

sub
Tobias Mohr
Tobias Mohr
sub
Kenan Karaman
Kenan Karaman
55'

VISITORS UP THE TEMPO

Ginter's shot smashes into Matriciani's face. Grifo then misses the target by inches and Freiburg look to turn the screw here.
53'

BIG FREIBURG MISS

Huge chance for Freiburg. Grifo's shot is parried by Schwolow, the ball bouncing out to Jeong who somehow lashes wide with the goal at his mercy. Incredible.
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SCHALKE HOPES

Schalke have yet to win from a losing position this season but the Royal Blues have managed to bag a couple of draws when behind against Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
46'

SECOND HALF IN ON

Schalke get us off and running in the second 45'.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

HALF TIME

And that's that for what turned out to be a very exciting first half. The visitors lead, and arguably deservedly so, thanks to that Grifo dart to the corner right before the break. Schalke are very much in this game though, so expect second-half fireworks.
Half-time
45'
+ 2

FREIBURG IN FRONT

Freiburg lead and it's Grifo who bags the goal right before half time. The visiting forward takes possession on the left, moves forward a few paces and then darts a very tidy finish away into the far corner of the net. Top goal.
45'
+ 1

Vincenzo Grifo

GOAL!

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Vincenzo Grifo
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.
5 %
45'

SCHALKE CHANCE

A sweeping, forward move from Schalke sees Bülter tee up Mollet from the left. The French midfielder lashes his shot over the crossbar.
41'

GINTER BOOKED

Ginter has a little tug on Mollet and goes into the referee's notebook. The Freiburg man felt that was more 50/50, with the Schalke midfielder initiating contact with his opponent.
41'

Yellow card

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Matthias Ginter
Matthias Ginter
37'

Passes
78
183
36'

BIG IMPACT

Calhanoglus is straight into the thick of things, slamming a shot on the half volley narrowly over the crossbar!
34'

CALHANOGLU IS ON

Kerim Calhanoglu is on to replace the injured Ouwejan, who applauds the home fans as he hobbles towards the dressing rooms.
34'

Substitution

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Kerim Çalhanoğlu
Kerim Çalhanoğlu
sub
Thomas Ouwejan
Thomas Ouwejan
32'

OUWEJAN INJURY

Thomas Ouwejan is down shaking his head and receiving treatment after stretching into a challenge moments earlier. This does not look good for the Royal Blues' No. 2.
31'

FREIBURG THREATEN

Gregoritsch's angled header from a corner is blocked out and Schalke survive.
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.
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter 33.21km/h
2.
Cedric Brunner
Cedric Brunner 31.64km/h
3.
Wooyeong Jeong
Wooyeong Jeong 31.20km/h
29'

Goal attempts
2 off target
1 on target
4 off target
2 on target
26'

BIG DOAN MISS

Doan is well positioned and should do better than to find Schwolow's midriff with a weak shot. A big chance for Freiburg there.
23'

JEONG SIZZLER

Jeong has a pop from downtown and it's a very good one, the ball wobbling and dipping all the way towards goal before zipping just over.
21'

SCHALKE CHEER

More Schalke pressure. The home fans like this. Mollet has a shot blocked and the hosts eventually win a corner, which comes to nothing.
19'

KARAMAN HAS A GO

Karaman has Schalke's first effort on goal, a rolling shot that Flekken gathers with ease.
19'

POLTER BOOKING

Polter reefs back Grifo and the ref blows for a foul. The yellow card is also out for the Schalke man, who is far from happy to see it.
18'

Yellow card

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Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
17'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
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0.0
0.13
0
Goals
12'

EGGESTEIN HAS A GO

Günter crosses, Eggestein angles a header wide of the far post. The home crowd are noticeably quieter than they were at kick off.
10'

FREIBURG DOMINATING

Günter's shot is blocked. It's all Freiburg at the Veltins Arena. Schalke are content to soak up the visitors' early pressure.
10'

Possession (%)
2674
6'

YOSHIDA'S MOMENT

For a moment there it appeared as though Yoshida might put through his own net after connecting with Doan's cross from the right. The ball bounced up into the grateful arms of Schwolow.
2'

FREIBURG STRIKE FIRST

Doan tests Schwolow with a daisy cutter from distance. The Schalke keeper gets down and handles that with relative ease.
1'

AWAY WE GO !

It's game on at the Veltins Arena as the Thomas Reis Schalke era gets underway against a Freiburg side keen to jump up into third spot in the standings.
Kick-off!

FREIBURG TEAM NEWS

Lukas Kübler - scorer of three goals in his last four competitive games - is preferred over Kiliann Sildillia for Freiburg. It's the first time this season Sildillia is not in the Freiburg starting XI this season.
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SCHALKE TEAM NEWS

New Schalke coach Thomas Reis makes three changes to the Royal Blues side that started last weekend's loss against Hertha Berlin. Karaman (first start), Mollet and Polter or in in place of Aydin, Drexler and Terodde. Simon Terodde is on the bench for the first time since Matchday 1.

FREIBURG SUBS

Uphoff, Sildillia, Schlotterbeck, Kyereh, Keitel, Weißhaupt, Höler, Petersen, Schade

FREIBURG STARTING XI

Flekken - Kübler, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Eggestein, Höfler - Doan, Jeong, Grifo - Gregoritsch

SCHALKE SUBS

Fährmann, Aydin, Calhanoglu, Flick, Latza, Mohr, Sane, Terodde, Schell

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Schwolow - Brunner, Matriciani, Yoshida (c), Ouwejan - KRal, Krauß - Karaman, Mollet, Bülter - Polter

CONTRASTING FORTUNES

Schalke have nosedived to the foot of the table after a run of five straight defeats. Freiburg begin the weekend in third after bouncing back from a chastening loss to Bayern Munich with victory over Werder Bremen. On paper, there should only be one winner, but in this season of surprises, anything can happen in the Bundesliga. Stay tuned!
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