Schalke goalkeeper Josef Elting (r.) and team-mate Klaus Senger (l.) feel the pain as they were on the wrong end of an 11-0 defeat to Gladbach in 1967. - © © imago / Werner Otto
Schalke goalkeeper Josef Elting (r.) and team-mate Klaus Senger (l.) feel the pain as they were on the wrong end of an 11-0 defeat to Gladbach in 1967. - © © imago / Werner Otto
Bundesliga

Schalke's heaviest ever Bundesliga defeat

FC Schalke 04's clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Matchday 27 opener on Friday (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT) may be a meeting of equals, but that has not always been the case.

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On 7 January 1967, the Royal Blues suffered their heaviest ever Bundesliga defeat, losing 11-0 on a snow-covered pitch to a Gladbach side led by German football legends Jupp Heynckes and Günter Netzer. Click on the video below to watch the match highlights.

Match preview: Schalke vs Gladbach