Three defeats, 1:15 goals – currently FC Schalke 04 could use the support of the fans in the arena. But while spectators are allowed in other Bundesliga stadiums, the miners still have to wait. Possibly also beyond the home game against Union.
Once upon a time a long time ago – this line of text known from “Star Wars” could also be transferred to FC Schalke 04. Be it a Bundesliga victory or fans in the stadium. The miners and their fans have been waiting for both for some time.
On March 7th, Schalke played for the last time at home in front of spectators. At that time the Hoffenheimers were guests. It may seem like an eternity: David Wagner, coach at Schalke, Alfred Schreuder, coach of Hoffenheim and Weston McKennie with cheers in royal blue.
If you look at other Bundesliga stadiums, there is at least the hope of being able to play in front of fans in the Veltins-Arena again soon.
Next chance: The home game against Union Berlin. However, the next ghost game threatens here too. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day value per 100,000 inhabitants is 47. Viewers would only be allowed from a value of less than 35. However, this has already been exceeded since September 17th.
So the next ghost game threatens on Sunday. In view of the current development across Germany, this dry spell could continue.