Paderborn (AP) - The FC Schalke 04 has made impressive leap into the front third of the Bundesliga.
The team of coach David Wagner won at the end of the 4th match day at the climber SC Paderborn with 5: 1 (1: 1) and is now sixth before the tied teams from Mönchengladbach and Leverkusen. Salif Sané (33rd minute), Suat Serdar (50th), Amine Harit (71./85.) And Ahmed Kutucu (83rd) provided the second win of the season in front of 15,000 spectators in the sold-out Benteler Arena. On his 24th birthday, Cauly Oliveira Souza (8th) had the continued winless 17th place. first shot in the lead.
National player Mark Uth celebrated a successful comeback in the Schalke after nearly half a year injury due to an adductor injury and replaced new signing Benito Raman, who is said to be curing his ankle blister. Uth quickly came into play in the offensive center, was often sought by the players and proved a few times good overview. But his side and front people could not use the templates initially. As Guido Burgstaller, who had the 1-1 equalizer on the tenth minute, but failed to SC goalkeeper Jannik Huth. After 67 minutes Ahmed Kutucu came for the tired Uth.
S04 Keeper Alexander Nübel had been particularly feverishly on the return to old site, but the reunion joy was quickly clouded. After just eight minutes, the ex-Paderborn had beaten the first good attack by the hosts. After an unnecessary loss of the ball by Daniel Caligiuri, Sven Michel pulled past Jonjoe Kelly on the left and crossed aiming for Oliveira Souza. And the Brazilian newcomer from MSV Duisburg sank the ball on his 24th birthday by header to SC leadership.
Huth was much more busy than his counterpart Nübel. However, the Royal Blues once again showed themselves to be champions in missing out on chances to score. Initially, Uth (28 ') did not pass the fast-moving keeper from seven yards out of the free-kick, and then Huth did not have much trouble with Burgstallers's lopsided header (30'). Shortly thereafter, the 25-year-old ex-Mainzer acted before Sanés header to deserved 1-1 but too hesitant on the high flank of Bastian Oczipka.
The Schalke had more games and ran the East Westphalia early, but were also very vulnerable in the defense for the fast SC counterattack. In injury time of the first half Michel would have to bring the team of Steffen Baumgart again lead, but pushed past the ball at Schalke goal.
This should take revenge shortly after the restart. However, in the 2-1 win, Revierelf was lucky that Paderborn's central defender Uwe Hünemeier fouled Serdar's shot unsustainably for goalkeeper Huth - but the lead was deserved due to his commitment. Twice Harit and Kutucu screwed up the result in the final stages then still in the air. While Schalke managed an unexpectedly good start to the season, the Paderborns have to wait for the reward of their efforts.
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