GELSENKIRCHEN. Darmstadt 98 prevails over Schalke 04 4-2. Schalke 04 lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the VELTINS-Arena stadium in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. In front of 51,327 spectators. The referee was Alexander Sather who had the assistance of Oliver Lossius and Mitja Stegemann. The 4th official was Patrick Schwengers. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.3 degrees Celsius or 52.32 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Schalke 04 had a superior ball possession 59% while Darmstadt 98 was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Schalke 04 was was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 10 were on target. Nonetheless, Darmstadt 98 managed to find the solution to win this encounter.
Schalke 04 shot 20 times, 10 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Darmstadt 98 shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target.
Schalke 04 received 2 yellow cards (M. Aydin and D. Drexler). On the other side, Darmstadt 98 received 2 yellow cards (T. Kempe and B. M. Manu).
After playing this contest, Schalke 04 will stay with 22 points to remain in the 5th place. On the other side, Darmstadt 98 will have 23 points to hold in the 4th place.
In the next match in the 2. Bundesliga, Schalke 04 will play away with Werder Bremen on the 20th of November with a 16-10 head to head stats in favor of Schalke 04 (7 draws).
Darmstadt 98 will host St. Pauli on the 20th of November with a 7-2 head to head statistic in favor of Darmstadt 98 (1 draw).
Schalke 04 – Formation
Schalke 04 started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
The manager Dimitrios Grammozis decided to play with the following team: Martin Fraisl, Malick Thiaw , Ko Itakura , Marcin Kamiński , Victor Pálsson , Mehmet-Can Aydin , Dominick Drexler , Danny Latza , Thomas Ouwejan , Marius Bülter and Simon Terodde .
The home team had on the bench: Ralf Fährmann, Henning Matriciani, Salif Sané, Darko Churlinov, Florian Flick, Reinhold Ranftl, Rodrigo Zalazar Martínez , Blendi Idrizi and Marvin Pieringer .
Schalke 04 made 4 changes: M. Bulter for R. Zalazar (62′), D. Latza for D. Churlinov (62′), K. Itakura for M. Pieringer (78′) and M. Aydin for S. Sane (87′).
Best player: Thomas Ouwejan
The player that probably impressed the most for Schalke 04 was Thomas Ouwejan.
His rating iswith 47 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 18 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Darmstadt 98 – Formation
Darmstadt 98 started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Torsten Lieberknecht played with: Marcel Schuhen, Matthias Bader , Patric Pfeiffer , Thomas Isherwood , Fabian Holland , Braydon Manu , Klaus Gjasula , Tobias Kempe , Mathias Honsak , Luca Pfeiffer and Phillip Tietz .
They had on the bench: Morten Behrens, Emir Karić, Frank Ronstadt, Erich Berko, Nemanja Celic, Benjamin Goller , Marvin Mehlem, Aaron Seydel and Clemens Riedel.
Darmstadt 98 made 5 changes: B. M. Manu for B. Goller (59′), M. Honsak for E. Karic (72′), L. Pfeiffer for A. Seydel (72′), P. Tietz for M. Mehlem (87′) and K. Gjasula for N. Celic (87′).
Best player: Phillip Tietz
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Darmstadt 98 was Phillip Tietz.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 21 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
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