Gelsenkirchen (dpa) - For football pro Amine Harit from FC Schalke 04, it could not run better at the moment. When the 58.687 spectators in the Veltins Arena had actually come to terms with a 1-1 draw against FSV Mainz 05 on Friday evening, the big offensive of the little offensive player came.
In the 89th minute, the 22-year-old Moroccan got the ball on the right side of Jonjoe Kenny, drove him close to the foot in the penalty area and turned the game device from 15 meters with the outside of a Mainz defender around flat bottom left corner to a 2-1 win - a dream hit, unsustainable for Mainz keeper Robin Zentner.
You can not see such art shots every day in the Bundesliga and at Schalke for a long time. Probably the Spaniards Raúl, Jörg Böhme and once Wolfram Wuttke were the last players in the Royal Blues, who treated the ball in this elegant way. Even the opponent praised: "Harit is a very good dribbler and has a very good deal in the situation. He has decided the game with a wonderful action, "said FSV coach Sandro Black.
Already the 1-0-lead by ex-Mainz Suat Serdar (36.) Harit had initiated with a fine pass in the interface of the defense. With the winning goal the national player brought the Revierclub the third victory in succession and the at least temporary jump in second place of the table.
After the interim 1: 1 equalizer by the substitute Karim Onisiwo (75.) was in the pressing in this phase Rheinhessen legitimate hope for a point win auf Schalke aufkeimt that Harit nullified with his last-minute goal.
Harit, who had already glittered in Paderborn five days earlier, took the praise from all sides. "It was a great goal, but you also have to be lucky," said the young man, which leads his stark rise since the beginning of the new season, especially on the birth of his little daughter in May and the support of coach David Wagner. "The coach gives me a lot of confidence. And when you have a baby, you have more responsibility. That changes the view, »said the 22-year-old. «I work a lot, I'm focused. That's the reward. "
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