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Schalke 0-0 Freiburg: Suat Serdar sent off for hosts before Man City tie

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Schalke (blue shirts) host Manchester City on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16, before the second leg at Etihad Stadium on 12 March

Manchester City's Champions League opponents Schalke earned a goalless Bundesliga draw with Freiburg despite playing with 10 men for 48 minutes.

Schalke, who host City in Wednesday's first leg of their last-16 tie, had Suat Serdar dismissed for a high tackle on fellow midfielder Mike Frantz.

Freiburg also ended with 10 men, with defender Christian Gunter sent off late on after two bookings.

Schalke, who finished second last season, are now 14th in the Bundesliga.

Winger Rabbi Matondo, 18, made his first start for Schalke since his £9.6m move from Manchester City at the end of January and played 89 minutes before he was replaced by Jeffrey Bruma.

Matondo became the first Wales international to start a German top-flight match since since May 1988, when Mark Hughes played for Bayern in a 2-1 win over Stuttgart.

Hughes was sent off in that match, which proved to be his final game in a season-long loan spell from Barcelona before joining Manchester United in a £1.8m move.

Line-ups

Schalke

  • 1Fährmann
  • 2McKennie
  • 26Sané
  • 5Nastasic
  • 24Oczipka
  • 8SerdarBooked at 42mins
  • 6Mascarell
  • 25HaritSubstituted forBentalebat 66'minutes
  • 7Uth
  • 14MatondoSubstituted forBrumaat 89'minutes
  • 15KutucuSubstituted forBurgstallerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bentaleb
  • 11Konoplyanka
  • 13Rudy
  • 19Burgstaller
  • 23Teuchert
  • 27Bruma
  • 34Langer

Freiburg

  • 1Schwolow
  • 17Kübler
  • 3Lienhart
  • 23HeintzBooked at 79mins
  • 30GünterBooked at 90mins
  • 8FrantzSubstituted forWaldschmidtat 45'minutes
  • 6AbrashiBooked at 31mins
  • 19HabererSubstituted forNiederlechnerat 88'minutes
  • 32Grifo
  • 18Petersen
  • 9HölerSubstituted forGondorfat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Niederlechner
  • 11Waldschmidt
  • 13Terrazzino
  • 15Stenzel
  • 20Gondorf
  • 26Flekken
  • 31Schlotterbeck
Referee:
Frank Willenborg
Attendance:
58,271

Match Stats

Home TeamSchalkeAway TeamFreiburg
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, FC Schalke 04 0, Sport-Club Freiburg 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 0, Sport-Club Freiburg 0.

Foul by Nils Petersen (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matija Nastasic (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Florian Niederlechner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg) for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Mark Uth (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Mark Uth (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka with a cross.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Lukas Kübler.

Amir Abrashi (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04).

Foul by Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lukas Kübler (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nabil Bentaleb (FC Schalke 04).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Jeffrey Bruma replaces Rabbi Matondo.

Substitution

Substitution, Sport-Club Freiburg. Florian Niederlechner replaces Janik Haberer.

Booking

Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christian Günter (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Guido Burgstaller replaces Ahmed Kutucu.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Sport-Club Freiburg). Video Review.

Booking

Dominique Heintz (Sport-Club Freiburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dominique Heintz (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Mark Uth (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Jérôme Gondorf (Sport-Club Freiburg).

Attempt blocked. Vincenzo Grifo (Sport-Club Freiburg) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lienhart.

Lukas Kübler (Sport-Club Freiburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt missed. Rabbi Matondo (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mark Uth.

Attempt missed. Philipp Lienhart (Sport-Club Freiburg) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gian-Luca Waldschmidt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Weston McKennie.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Rabbi Matondo.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Weston McKennie.

Attempt blocked. Jérôme Gondorf (Sport-Club Freiburg) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Vincenzo Grifo with a cross.

Corner, Sport-Club Freiburg. Conceded by Mark Uth.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th February 2019

  • SchalkeFC Schalke 040FreiburgSC Freiburg0
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim3HannoverHannover 960
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart1RB LeipzigRB Leipzig3
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg3MainzMainz 050
  • Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin1Werder BremenWerder Bremen1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund21155154233150
2Bayern Munich22153450262448
3B Mgladbach21133541212042
4RB Leipzig22125541192241
5Wolfsburg2210573530535
6Frankfurt2196640271333
7Hoffenheim2289544321233
8B Leverkusen2110383732533
9Hertha Berlin228863532332
10Werder Bremen228773733431
11Mainz227692336-1327
12Düsseldorf2174102539-1425
13Freiburg225982937-824
14Schalke2265112532-723
15Augsburg2246123140-918
16Stuttgart2243151850-3215
17Hannover2235142047-2714
18Nuremberg2126131746-2912
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