WSV blog: Fortunate away win

Wuppertal escaped from Wanne-Eickel with a somewhat fortunate win against Schalke’s B squad. The first half seemed to give WSV an edge, as they had more ball possesion, but they really didn’t create any chances. The main opponent seemed to be the terrible condition of the pitch, which had consequences for both sides. Jörn Zimmerman had to be subbed early, as he wrenched his foot on the uneven turf. With WSV controlling the match, it seemed not much would happen, but Schalke created a goal from nothing. A perfect cross from Pascal Schmidt and a header from Alex Langlitz, and the Royal Blues were up 1-0. Schalke now gained the upper hand, and had a couple of promising chances that they blew.

In the 2nd half, WSV came out organized a bit better, and began to press harder. Both sides wasted opportunities, and it was ex-Schalke Marco Quotschalla who squared things with a perfect volley off a cross from Zieba. In the goal celebration, he ran towards the Schalke bench and pointed a finger at his ex-coach Bernard Trares. A somewhat wanker move by Marco, although he denied any intent in a post game interview. Both teams now pressed for the win, but the turf seemed to have more success. Schalke’s Schmidt missed an open net, and in the end, it was Christian Knappmann who decided the match on an assist from Marcel Landers. The Knapper’s 29th of the season, continuing his lead of all Regionalligen. The team and some 250 travelling WSV fans then had a nice party on the train returning to Wuppertal…

FC Schalke 04 II	 - 	Wuppertaler SV 	 	1:2 (1:0)

Attendance: 404 (Mondpalast-Arena, Wanne-Eickel)

1:0 Langlitz (39.) 	  
1:1 Quotschalla (69.) 
1:2 Knappmann (87.) 


Himmelmann - 
Langlitz, Fahrenhorst, Sabah, Weber - 
Volkmer, Muhovic    - 
Ernst, P. Schmidt, Torres - 

Thiele (46., Loheider)
Erwig-Drüppel (83., Ernst)
Trainer: Trares


Klafflsberger - 
van den Bergh    , Schlieter , Flottmann , Herzenbruch - 
Zimmermann, Fleßers , Asaeda, Zieba       - 
Knappmann, Quotschalla    

Landers (41., Zimmermann) 
B. Abelski (64., Asaeda)	
Baltes (77., Zieba)

Trainer: Bruns

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