Schalke – Eintracht Frankfurt – Mission accomplished for Schalke as they secure a 4-3 home win against Frankfurt

Adi Hutter suffers defeat on the road, at the hands of Schalke on Saturday
Christoph Spitz

Christoph Spitz

Christoph is straigh-up honest about how easy he has it. While the supporters of other teams wait for years or decades for the Bundesliga trophy, he cheers for Bayern.

Schalke snatched all three points from Eintracht Frankfurt in a 4-3 victory on Saturday, at the Veltins-Arena. Schalke were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 4-2 to Hoffenheim. Frankfurt had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Mainz. As the table looks today, Schalke are in 18th place on the table and has 16 points while Frankfurt sit in 5th with 57 points after 33 matches.

It was an impressive opening from The Royal Blues, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar giving Schalke the lead, 15 minutes in. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Andre Silva equalised for The Eagles at the 29 minute mark to see out the first half 1-1.

Frankfurt fought back, thanks to Evan N`Dicka finding the net after 51 minutes. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Blendi Idrizi in the 52nd minute brought Schalke level. The momentum was now with The Royal Blues, who then scored again through a goal from Florian Flick at the 60 minute mark to establish a 3-2. The momentum was now with Schalke, who then scored again through a goal from Matthew Hoppe, 64 minutes in to establish a 4-2. In the end though, Frankfurt pull-back, 72 minutes in, with a 2nd effort from Andre Silva and seeing the game end 4-3.

For Schalke, Matthew Hoppe, Goncalo Paciencia, Henning Matriciani and Steven Skrzybski, came on for Mark Uth, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Mehmet-Can Aydin and Blendi Idrizi. Frankfurt brought on Sebastian Rode, Ajdin Hrustic, Luka Jovic, Steven Zuber and Ragnar Ache, to replace Evan N`Dicka, Djibril Sow, Daichi Kamada, Amin Younes and Tuta.

The referee booked Timothy Chandler and Ragnar Ache for Frankfurt.

Schalke will next travel to FC Köln, while Frankfurt will face SC Freiburg at home.

Technical card:
Schalke: Kevin Trapp, Martin Hinteregger, Evan N`Dicka, Tuta, Timothy Chandler, Makoto Hasebe, Djibril Sow, Filip Kostic, Daichi Kamada, Amin Younes and Andre Silva
Eintracht Frankfurt: Ralf Fahrmann, Shkodran Mustafi, Bastian Oczipka, Salif Sane, Timo Becker, Blendi Idrizi, Florian Flick, Amine Harit, Mehmet-Can Aydin, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Mark Uth
Stadium: the Veltins-Arena
Goals: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1-0, min. 15), Andre Silva (1-1, min. 29), Evan N`Dicka (1-2, min. 51), Blendi Idrizi (2-2, min. 52), Florian Flick (3-2, min. 60), Matthew Hoppe (4-2, min. 64) and Andre Silva (4-3, min. 72)

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