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FC Schalke 04 makes the second division championship perfect

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After the whistle whistle, the royal blue fans stormed the field again: Schalke 04 returned to the Bundesliga as a second division champion for the third time.

A week after the emotional promotion party in the home arena, the Gelsenkircheners ended their sixth season in the lower house with a 2-1 (1-0) at 1. FC Nürnberg and took first place in the final table as in 1982 and 1991.

“To put the icing on the cake on it, you had to defend your place today,” said interim coach Mike Büskens, who had won eight of the nine games under his direction, at “Sky”: “It was so much fun with the boys. ” The Schalke had already made the immediate return perfect with the 3-2 against FC St. Pauli a week earlier. In Nuremberg there was the “bike cap”, the official championship shell, from the hands of the new DFL boss Donata hops.

Zalazar meets 58 meters

After the storm and the subsequent party night a week ago, the official promotion ceremony of Schalke will increase on Monday (6:00 p.m.) on Rudi-Assauer-Platz in front of the arena. On the way back to the Ruhrpott, things should go high – “with the stroll”, as Büskens speculated, “or maybe also with a tram”.

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For the fourth time, Simon Terodde grabbed the title as a top scorer. The 34-year-old decided the game with his 30th goal of the season (88th). The second division record shooter broke the 30s mark for the first time in his career.

Rodrigo Zalazar, already cheered against St. Pauli as a winning goal scorer, put Schalke in the lead with a dream goal from his own half (15th): The Uruguayer scored 58 meters. Lukas Schleimer (86.). The 50,000 spectators in the Max Morlock Stadium, which had been sold out for the first time in three years, celebrated the fan friendship of the two old masters extensively.