Schalke 04 has also taken a step towards relegation from the Bundesliga under the fifth trainer of the season.

The team of the injured striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar did not get further than 0-0 in the home game against competitor FSV Mainz 05 on Friday evening, which made little progress for the club.

In La Liga, Jasper Cillessen won with Valencia 2-1 against Villarreal.

Schalke started the game in the Veltins Arena with Dimitrios Grammozis as responsible on the bench.

The Greek was appointed after Schalke dismissed almost the entire technical leadership on Sunday.

The club from Gelsenkirchen ended, among other things, the cooperation with trainer Christian Gross and technical director Jochen Schneider.

Schalke hopes for a turnaround, but that does not seem to happen.

Previously, David Wagner, Manuel Baum and interim trainer Huub Stevens stood in front of the group.

It has been thirty years since Schalke did not play at the highest level.

Schalke's deficit against Arminia Bielefeld is still eight points after the 0-0 against Mainz.

Mainz and Hertha BSC are also eight points ahead of the Grammozis team.

Dimitrios Grammozis, the fifth trainer of Schalke 04 this season.

Dimitrios Grammozis, the fifth trainer of Schalke 04 this season.

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Base place St. Juste near Mainz

Without Huntelaar, who only played ten minutes since his transfer from Ajax, Schalke created few chances against Mainz.

The away team, with Jeremiah St. Juste in the starting line-up and Jean-Paul Boëtius in the second half, was more dangerous.

Mainz had more than fifteen shots to Schalke's goal, which only put two in front of it.

Schalke goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow saved a bet by Robert Glatzel shortly before time.

Schalke against Mainz was the only Bundesliga game on Friday.

Six matches are scheduled on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Disappointment at Schalke 04.

Disappointment at Schalke 04.

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Late win for Valencia

In Spain, Valencia turned a deficit just before time into a 2-1 home win over Villarreal.

The first two goals came from a penalty kick.

At the end of the first half, Gerard Villarreal took the lead after an alleged handball.

Goalkeeper Cillessen was in the right corner but was nowhere near the ball.

It was, after a long absence due to an injury, the third consecutive time that Cillessen had a starting place at Valencia.

The home team was allowed to take a penalty in the 86th minute.

Carlos Soler made no mistake.

In injury time, Portuguese substitute Gonçalo Guedes gave Valencia the win.

Valencia rose to a tie for eleventh place with the late victory.

Villarreal is seventh.

Carlos Soler cheers after his striking penalty kick.

Carlos Soler cheers after his striking penalty kick.

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