The game lasts for 90 minutes. FC Schalke 04 – Manchester City FC, 2:3

„The game lasts for 90 minutes“ (German: Das Spiel dauert 90 Minuten), the famous proverb coined by Germany’s most influential international coach Sepp Herberger (world champion 1954). Especially in the Champions League there is no shortage of examples where this proved painfully true. This game added one more story to this, where the German underdog was 5 minutes short of beating the best team in the world. How was this possible?

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Tedesco Rising: Introducing Ball-Possession to Schalke 04

Schalke has a new coach. That’s nothing new, many new coaches in the past years. But something is different. For the first time in what feels like forever there’s an actual development happening. Schalke is evolving into a ball possession team in order to support their vertical approach. Let’s have a closer look at what Domenico Tedesco achieved in this season so far. (mehr …)