Schalke 04 beats St. Pauli after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

GELSENKIRCHEN. Schalke 04 had a amazing comeback against St. Pauli.

Schalke 04 beats St. Pauli after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

GELSENKIRCHEN. Schalke 04 had a astounding comeback against St. Pauli.

Also, St. Pauli had 2 players sent off: M. Beifus (81′ for a red card) and I. Matanovic (90′ for a double yellow card).

The match was played at the VELTINS-Arena stadium in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Marco Fritz with the support of Dominik Schaal and Marcel Pelgrim. The 4th official was Nico Fuchs. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.3 degrees Celsius or 59.45 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 52 Ball Possession 48
  • 27 Total 5
  • 11 On Target 3
  • 16 Off Target 2
  • 7 Shots blocked 1
  • 130 Attack 70
  • 49 Dangerous attack 37
  • 90 Ball safe​ 79
  • 1 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 3
  • 13 Total 16
  • 3 Yellow Cards 5
  • 0 Double Yellow 1
  • 0 Red Card 2
  • 4 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Schalke 04 was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. St. Pauli that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Schalke 04 was more pushing with 49 dangerous attacks and 27 shots of which 11 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Schalke 04 won the match​.

Schalke 04 shot 27 times, 11 on target, 16 off target. Talking about the opposition, St. Pauli shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.


Schalke 04 received 3 yellow cards (D. Latza, A. Vindheim and B. Idrizi). Regarding the opposition, St. Pauli received 4 yellow cards (A. Afeez, J. Medic, D. Kyereh and I. Matanovic).

Also, St. Pauli didn’t end the match with 11 players after I. Matanovic (St. Pauli) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

M. Beifus (St. Pauli) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (81′).

Match Timeline

I. Matanovic(goal)J. Irvine
A. Afeez- Yellow
I. Matanovic(goal)J. Irvine
K. Itakura(var)
D. Latza- Yellow
J. Medic- Yellow
S. Terodde(penalty)
A. Vindheim- Yellow
M. Aydin- sub ->A. Vindheim
L. Ritzka- sub ->A. Afeez
D. Kyereh- Yellow
R. Zalazar- sub ->D. Drexler
S. Terodde(goal)D. Churlinov
R. Zalazar(goal)
V. Palsson- sub ->D. Latza
B. Idrizi- sub ->D. Churlinov
L. Daschner- sub ->R. Benatelli
S. Makienok- sub ->L. Paqarada
M. Beifus- Red
I. Matanovic- Yellow
I. Matanovic(yellowred)
B. Idrizi- Yellow


After this encounter, Schalke 04 will have 62 points to remain in the 1st place. On the other side, St. Pauli will stay with 54 points to sit in the 5th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the 2. Bundesliga, Schalke 04 will play away against Nürnberg on the 15th of May with a 12-3 head to head statistic in favor of Schalke 04 (6 draws).

St. Pauli will host Fortuna Düsseldorf on the 15th of May with a 8-5 head to head statistic in favor of Fortuna Düsseldorf (4 draws).

Schalke 04 – Formation

Schalke 04 started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Michael Büskens decided to play with the following team: .


Schalke 04 made 4 changes: A. Vindheim for M. Aydin (55′), D. Drexler for R. Zalazar (67′), D. Latza for V. Palsson (79′) and D. Churlinov for B. Idrizi (79′).

St. Pauli – Formation

St. Pauli started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

Timo Schultz played with: .


St. Pauli made 3 changes: A. Afeez for L. Ritzka (58′), R. Benatelli for L. Daschner (79′) and L. Paqarada for S. Makienok (80′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the 2. Bundesliga.​