FC Schalke 04 – FC St. Pauli 3:2: S04 succeed in their promotion to the Bundesliga

After an energetic performance, the big promotion party began: 382 days after relegation, Schalke 04 returned to the Bundesliga. The leaders of the second division beat FC St. Pauli 3:2 (0:2) after leading 0:2 and can no longer be ousted from one of the top two places on the last day of the game.

At 10:26 p.m., all the barrages broke out at Schalke: fans stormed the pitch after their return to the Bundesliga, striker Simon Terodde howled like a fox and coach Mike Büskens hugged his players. “The S04 is back,” chanted the delighted supporters loudly. It was the start of a long night of celebration in Gelsenkirchen.

“The feeling is amazing. It was our dream. We had to fight for it, you don’t get it for free,” Büskens said. sky: “A huge compliment to the team. It’s amazing. I said to the boys during the break: it was the best first half we’ve played. We’ll be talking about this night in a decade or two with this dramaturgy.”

“It’s been an incredible journey,” stressed Büskens, who was promoted from assistant to head coach in early March after the seventh three in eight games under his management, “we’ve developed a sensational spirit.” When he took over from suspended Dimitrios Grammozis, Schalke were six points behind the relegation spot. “I think very few people thought we could still do it,” he said, “it was intense, the journey was tough.”

Schalke 04 are promoted: “Everyone deserves it”

S04 sporting director Rouven Schröder agreed sport1: “I feel like I’m shocked. It’s amazing what happened today. A big compliment to everyone at the club who believed in it and supported the team. Everyone deserve to have that feeling. We’re all delighted. 0:2 to 3:2 – that’s exactly what we need. The boys all believed it. Schalke 04 are alive again.”

Licensing manager Gerald Asamoah was also thrilled: “What the guys did to us is just crazy. We’re down 2-0 but this team is just brilliant. The fans pushed us forward, the atmosphere was so amazing.”

To return to the German House of Lords after 382 days, energy performance was required. The leaders of the second division beat FC St. Pauli 3:2 (0:2) after leading 0:2 and can no longer be ousted from one of the top two places on the last day of the game.

Striker Terodde with his season goals 28 and 29 (47th, penalty/71st) and joker Rodrigo Zalazar (78th) returned the Royal Blues to the Bundesliga for the fourth time after 1982, 1984 and 1991 in front of 62,271 spectators in the Veltins Arena sold out – for the third time after just one season in the Second Division. On April 20, 2021, the royal blues sealed their fourth relegation with a 0-1 draw at Arminia Bielefeld.

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