Defeat at Schalke to end the year

TSG lose their final match of 2015 1-0 against FC Schalke 04, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scoring the only goal of the evening in the first half.

Personnel and line-up:

TSG’s default line-up did not change from last week’s 1-0 win over Hannover 96. Huub Stevens’ side started in a 4-2-3-1 formation going forward, and a 4-4-2 without the ball. There were, however, changes in terms of personnel, with Sebastian Rudy replacing captain Pirmin Schwegler, who was forced to stay in Hoffenheim with an injury. Kevin Volland also made way, with Eduardo Vargas starting up front.

Oliver Baumann starts in goal, with Pavel Kaderabek, Fabian Schär, Kevin Volland and Jin-Su Kim making up the back four. In holding midfield, Rudy and Tobias Strobl are given the nod, with Tarik Elyounoussi, Nadiem Amiri and Jonathan Schmid making up the next line - Vargas the lone striker.

After the break, head coach Stevens introduces Volland for Amiri, Uth for Elyounoussi and Joelinton, who made his Bundesliga debut, for Schmid.


The moment of the match:

Nothing – too little to comment on. And we don’t want to mention Schalke’s lucky goal again.

The number(s) of the match: 13

Or rather the number of the season so far. TSG have 13 points in the bank after 17 games, and currently occupy a relegation spot.


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