Schalke 04 vs. 1. FC Nuremburg
Since Felix Magath took the reins in Gelsenkirchen, the glowing fans of Schalke 04 dreaming of winning the championship. However, a comparison of the last direct duels between Schalke and opponent 1. FC Nuremberg gives a precise answer, who will be the favorite in this first game after the winter break.
The last victory for the Franconians reaches back in the last century, when Nuremberg gathered three points with a clear 3:0-win on 5th March 1999. Now situation is completely different: the squad of neo-coach Dieter Hecking is involved in nerve-stretching relegation battle, while Schalke ranks on second position in the Bundesliga.
FC Schalke 04 vs. 1. FC Nuremberg
Sunday, January 17, 2009 – 3:30pm CET
18th match day (first after winter break)
Neuer – Westermann, Bordon, H