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Skarke almost the hero!
A great shot from Skarke, but Omlin makes a solid save. Corner!
Not long left for either side to find a winner!
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Schalke fans singing loud and proud
Frey's header is denied by Omlin.
10 minutes left
Schalke are without a win in their last 36 games away from home in the Bundesliga - can they change that tonight?
A lovely move involving Thuram and Hofmann finds Stindl, but the Gladbach captain can't keep his effort down. Let off for Schalke!
Running into the ground
Chance for Schalke!
Omlin looks to be in trouble outside his area, but does very well to make sure Schalke don't have a shot at an empty net.
Double change for Schalke
Terodde and Kozuki make way for Marius Bülter and Michael Frey as Reis looks for some extra impetus.
Bensebaini stands out
Thuram shoots wide
Thuram's curled effort goes narrowly past the target.
Alassane Plea, who has seven Bundesliga goals this season, is introduced. Can he make the difference?
In the balance
Schalke just leading the xGoals
Schalke are on the front foot now, as Omlin stops Simon Terodde's shot.
A corner comes in, and Tom Krauß's header goes narrowly wide!
Off we go!
The second half is started by Gladbach. Game on!
Goalless at the break
Chance - twice!
A big opportunity for Marcus Thuram - who has been quiet so far - but it was a brilliant tackle from Lenz to send the ball out for a corner. Then, from the set-piece, Itakura's volley is saved by Fährmann's feet. Gladbach getting closer!
Kozuki looking dangerous
Kozuki is involved in plenty of Schalke's attacks and forces Omlin into an albeit simple save.
Skarke fires over
A sight of goal for Tim Skarke, although his accuracy isn't quite on point as his effort goes over the crossbar.
Five first-half minutes left
Not long before the half-time whistle - will anyone be able to give their manager a boost before the break?
Kone goes close!
A deflected shot from Kone almost loops into the corner, but just goes wide of the post instead.
So far, so good
Fährmann tested again
Manu Kone is next to shoot from outside the area, forcing the Schalke goalkeeper into a stop down to his right.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Piercing run from Itakura!
Ko Itakura - playing against his former club - runs from deep with purpose, but Ralf Fährmann gets down well to save.
Stindl takes aim
Lars Stindl's effort is blocked and goes out for a corner.
Kozuki goes for the spectacular!
Soichiro Kozuki tries an audacious overhead kick - it doesn't quite come off but you have to applaud the youngster's confidence!
Gladbach squeezing Schalke
Jenz in the book
Yellow cards to two of his defensive players are not how Thomas Reis will have wanted to start the game.
Moving the ball
Gladbach are passing the ball around at the moment as they look to find an opening.
On a tightrope
Schalke new boy Balanta picks up an early yellow card for hauling down Jonas Hofmann - he will have to be careful for the rest of the match now!
Well-balanced so far
An evenly-matched start to this match as both sides look to get a foothold in the game.
Here we go!
Schalke get us underway!
The fans are making plenty of noise at BORUSSIA-PARK as they wait for the teams to make their way onto the pitch!
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Schalke in must-win territory
"Gladbach play great football if you let them and they have lots of quality in their ranks," warned Schalke head coach Thomas Reis. "We have to make sure we don't let them play their own game. We'd have liked to have made a better start to the year, but there are some encouraging signs. We have to take something from the game."
Farke wary of Schalke challenge
"We're really motivated to pick up where we left off in our last game and finally get back-to-back wins, but we also know that the next game is always the most difficult one," admitted Gladbach boss Daniel Farke prior to the game. "Everyone is expecting us to get the job done at home to the bottom-placed team. We also expect that of ourselves. But they're fighting with everything they have to stay in the league. It's a really tricky task for us."
Gladbach start the day in eighth place, having lost their first two matches of 2023 before taking down Hoffenheim a week ago. Schalke are propping up the table, six points adrift of the relegation play-off spot. They've recorded just two wins all season, and are winless in four.
More on those teams
Stindl's passed fit for Gladbach, who are unchanged from their 4-1 win in Hoffenheim. Schake show two changes from the goalless draw against Cologne, with Alex Kral and Eder Balanta in for Danny Latza and Marius Bülter.
Gladbach starting line-up
Omlin - Scally, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini - Weigl, Kone - Hofmann, Kramer, Stindl (c) - Thuram
Olschowsky, Friedrich, Wolf, Plea, Lainer, N’Goumou, Netz, Jantschke, Neuhaus
Schalke starting line-up
Fährmann - Brunner, Yoshida, Jenz, Uronen - Kral, Krauß - Kozuki, Eder Balanta, Skarke - Terodde (c)
Schwolow, Ouwejan, Zalazar, Bülter, Karaman, Aydin, Drexler, Frey, Matriciani
Previous meeting: Schalke 2-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach