German Bundesliga
Schalke2Hertha Berlin0

FC Schalke 04 2-0 Hertha BSC

Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo won 24 of 42 games in charge of Chelsea between March and November 2012

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo made a winning start as Schalke manager with victory over Hertha Berlin.

Di Matteo, who guided the Blues to the Champions League in 2012, took charge of the Bundesliga side earlier in October, replacing sacked Jens Keller.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Italian a perfect start by heading in Julian Draxler's cross for the first goal.

Draxler then doubled Schalke's lead with a long-range strike to take them up to eighth position in the table.

They finished third in the Bundesliga last season, but Keller was dismissed after a poor start to the campaign that saw them win only two of their first seven domestic games.

Di Matteo's next match is back in the Champions League as Schalke, who have drawn both of their opening two games in the competition, entertain Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Roberto Di Matteo
This was Roberto Di Matteo's first management job since being sacked by Chelsea nearly two years ago
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored the first goal of Roberto Di Matteo's spell in charge of Schalke

Line-ups

Schalke

  • 1Fährmann
  • 22UchidaBooked at 70mins
  • 24Ayhan
  • 4Höwedes
  • 23Fuchs
  • 33Neustädter
  • 15Aogo
  • 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forObasiat 85'minutes
  • 9BoatengSubstituted forMeyerat 78'minutes
  • 10DraxlerSubstituted forKirchhoffat 89'minutes
  • 25Huntelaar

Substitutes

  • 3Kirchhoff
  • 7Meyer
  • 11Clemens
  • 12Höger
  • 20Obasi
  • 27Barnetta
  • 28Wetklo

Hertha Berlin

  • 1Kraft
  • 2Pekarík
  • 5Heitinga
  • 28LustenbergerSubstituted forBrooksat 70'minutes
  • 26Schulz
  • 3Skjelbred
  • 7Hosogai
  • 27Beerens
  • 14StockerSubstituted forHaraguchiat 72'minutes
  • 10Ben-HatiraBooked at 49minsSubstituted forWagnerat 60'minutes
  • 11Kalou

Substitutes

  • 8Ndjeng
  • 12Furtado de Araújo
  • 18Niemeyer
  • 24Haraguchi
  • 25Brooks
  • 30Burchert
  • 33Wagner
Referee:
Knut Kircher
Attendance:
61,973

Match Stats

Home TeamSchalkeAway TeamHertha Berlin
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, FC Schalke 04 2, Hertha Berlin 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 2, Hertha Berlin 0.

Foul by Per Skjelbred (Hertha Berlin).

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by Hajime Hosogai (Hertha Berlin).

Chinedu Obasi (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Jan Kirchhoff replaces Julian Draxler.

Attempt missed. Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Pekarík with a cross.

Foul by Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin).

Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Chinedu Obasi tries a through ball, but Julian Draxler is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Chinedu Obasi replaces Eric Choupo-Moting.

Attempt missed. Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hajime Hosogai (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt missed. Nico Schulz (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Genki Haraguchi.

Foul by John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin).

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer replaces Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Foul by Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin).

Ralf Fährmann (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Ralf Fährmann.

Attempt saved. Roy Beerens (Hertha Berlin) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Per Skjelbred.

Corner, Hertha Berlin. Conceded by Atsuto Uchida.

Attempt blocked. Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roy Beerens with a cross.

Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by John Heitinga (Hertha Berlin).

Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Roy Beerens with a cross.

Per Skjelbred (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dennis Aogo (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by Sandro Wagner (Hertha Berlin).

Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Genki Haraguchi replaces Valentin Stocker.

Foul by Per Skjelbred (Hertha Berlin).

Kevin-Prince Boateng (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hajime Hosogai with a cross following a set piece situation.

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