Schalke's Simon Terodde failed to score again
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Schalke 04 also missed the turnaround in the relegation battle in the away game against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The bottom of the Bundesliga remained unbeaten for the second time in a row, but the next 0-0 only helps the Royal Blues to a limited extent: with eleven points on their account, the gap to Bochum in the first non-relegation zone has grown to eight points .
The draw doesn't help Borussia either, with 26 points in eighth place, eight points are missing from the safe European Cup places.
While Daniel Farke trusted the same starting eleven that had recently won 4-1 against TSG Hoffenheim, Schalke coach Thomas Reis continued to strengthen the defensive after the 0-0 draw at 1. FC Köln: Alex Král replaced the injured Danny Latza in midfield, for attackers Marius Bülter rotated defender Éder Balanta into the starting lineup.
The performance of the Gelsenkirchen team was correspondingly combative, and a respectable game did not materialize for a long time.
Only after half an hour did the attacking efforts of the field superior Gladbach gradually pick up speed, a long-range shot by Manu Kné presented Ralf Fährmann in the Schalke goal for the first time (30th).
Also in the second duel between midfielder and goalkeeper, Fährmann was the winner (39th).
Omlin's excursion is rewarded
To ensure that the break went goalless, the keeper of the Royal Blues needed two more help from the men in front: Moritz Jenz cleared before Marcus Thuram (43'), Maya Yoshida saved against a flick by Christoph Kramers (44'), after Fährmann had previously played with a strong per Foot defense fended off an attempt by ex-Schalke player Ko Itakura.
After the change of sides, S04 also scored goals, Tom Krauss (49th) and Simon Terodde (52nd) approached each other.
Things got really tricky after a failed back pass by Nico Elvedis: Jonas Omlin, who was hired to replace Yann Sommer, who had been poached from FC Bayern Munich, had to rush out of his penalty area to save against both Michael Frey and Král with a tackle.
In the final phase, neither team was able to develop enough goal threat to turn the game around - Omlin's save against Tim Skarke in injury time (90 + 3) secured Gladbach the point.