The historic Schalke, after 30 years of uninterrupted being in the first category of German football, mathematically sealed four days from the end a decline announced after a disastrous season.
After Cologne’s victory against Leipzig (2-1) in the afternoon, only one victory would have served Schalke to maintain a remote hope, but the 1-0 defeat against Arminia Bielefeld, 14th classified and one of the teams involved in the fight for permanence, he definitively condemned the Gelsenkirchen team. The goal came from Fabian Klos in the 50th minute.
The ‘miners’ have only won two games in the 30 games they have played and, with 13 points to their credit, they can no longer beat Hertha Berlin, third to last and with 26 occupying the place that takes playing a playoff for permanence.
Ten years after the Champions League semi-final with Raúl
Schalke are relegated for the fourth time in their history just ten years after playing, with ex-Madrid player Raúl in their ranks, the semi-finals of the Champions League against Manchester United. In 2018 he was runner-up in the Bundesliga after Bayern. He won the league title seven times, but the last one dates from 1958.