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Saturday evening – 5:30 pm – Top game in the Bundesliga: FC Schalke 04 against Rasenballsport Leipzig is on the agenda. The arena on Schalke will be sold out with almost 61,000 spectators, and a man will be particularly focused on this evening: Domenico Tedesco, coach of the squad. The 31-year-old will do his utmost to prevent the S04 from going off the grid as last year under Markus Weinzierl (5 defeats in a row). But it will not be easy for next Saturday because the bulls from Leipzig are going to the Ruhr area.
Christian Heidel has tidied up – 10 players have left the club. Including Dennis Aogo (unified), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax Amsterdam), Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal London), and Choupo-Moting (unified). In negotiations with left-wing supporter Baba (Chelsea) one stands still, if no further loan comes, if it were the eleventh exit. There were also new additions to the squad, with Bastian Oczipka, Pablo Insua, Amine Harit (Nantes) and Michael Langer (unified). Weston McKennie and Luke Hemmerich, both of whom have been able to convince themselves in their preparations, have moved up from the U19.
The test games of the royal blue went well. With two draws (Inter Milan & Crystal Palace) and five wins, Tedesco’s troop remained unbeaten. In the new 3-4-3 system, Tedesco relies on offensive and defensive driving. By the overloading of the wings should be created opportunities and that worked well in the preparation quite well. The first mandatory game this season were the Königsblauen in the first DFB Cup round against the BFC Dynamo (2-0). Particularly striking in this game was Evgen Konoplyanka, who crowned his good performance with a double pack.
The team will still need time to absorb Tedesco’s system and an opponent like Leipzig for the start of the season is, of course, more than uncomfortable, because the bulls play predominantly aggressive pressing and turn around with ball gain very quickly.
RB Leipzig :
The Red Bulls from Leipzig have succeeded in completing their success story last season. This was not, of course, because Emil Forsberg and Naby Keita were particularly courted. With Augustin (Paris St. Germain), Mvogo (Young Boys Bern), Bruma (Galatasaray) and Laimer (Salzburg), RBL was able to strengthen well for the coming season. With Leipzig, this season will also be reckoned with, the team is to be reckoned with and probably more than last year. It will be interesting to see how the young team will deal with the triple load, because for most players, this situation is uncharted.
Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl is satisfied with the preparation so far. They defeated Sevilla (0: 1) and Stoke City (1: 2), but they were able to keep up with their opponents. The first compulsory game the bulls successfully completed last weekend. In the first DFB Cup round, the Leipziger were a guest at SF Dorfmerkingen. A big hurdle should not represent the federation, because with a 5-0 victory the bulls gave no nakedness.
Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl can almost fall back on his entire team on Saturday because with Diego Demme there is only one player left. The newcomer Konrad Laimer will, however, take his position on the 6 and 8 respectively, and will compete alongside Naby Keita. The goalkeeper position was open for a long time with the Sachsen, because with Yvon Mvogo Peter Gulasci got a real competitor for the place in the goal. The new entry from Bern, however, as it seems at the moment does not appear to the old or new number 1.
Schalke vs RB Leipzig head to head matches
23.04.17 BUN Schalke RB Leipzig 1 : 1
03.12.16 BUN RB Leipzig Schalke 2 : 1
24.07.10 CF RB Leipzig Schalke 1 : 2