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Schalke 4-0 Hoffenheim: Matthew Hoppe hat-trick in first win in 31 Bundesliga games

Matthew Hoppe celebrates scoring for Schalke against Hoffenheim
Matthew Hoppe (right) is a regular in the fourth tier for Schalke's reserve team, netting once in 16 appearances

Schalke recorded their first Bundesliga win in 31 games - to avoid equalling a league record - as 19-year-old American Matthew Hoppe scored the first three goals of his senior career.

Schalke, on their fourth manager of the season, had not won a league game since 17 January 2020 - 358 days ago.

Forward Hoppe, in his sixth first-team game, opened the scoring with a chip before adding two more.

Midfielder Amine Harit, who set up all of Hoppe's goals, added a late fourth.

Hoppe, who is a regular in the fourth tier for Schalke's reserve team, is the first American to score a Bundesliga hat-trick.

It was only Christian Gross' second game in charge of Schalke. David Wagner and Manuel Baum were both sacked this season, with Huub Stevens having a caretaker spell.

Schalke move off bottom and are now four points from safety.

Tasmania Berlin keep the record for the longest run without a win in Germany's top flight - 31 matches in 1965-66, which was their only season in the division.

Line-ups

Schalke

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fährmann
  • 31Becker
  • 4KabakBooked at 23mins
  • 5Nastasic
  • 20Kolasinac
  • 28SchöpfSubstituted forRamanat 68'minutes
  • 17Stambouli
  • 8Serdar
  • 25HaritSubstituted forKutucuat 88'minutes
  • 43HoppeSubstituted forThiawat 88'minutes
  • 7UthBooked at 71minsSubstituted forOczipkaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mendyl
  • 9Raman
  • 15Kutucu
  • 23Rönnow
  • 24Oczipka
  • 33Thiaw
  • 37Mercan
  • 40Bozdogan

Hoffenheim

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Baumann
  • 32BogardeBooked at 13mins
  • 22Vogt
  • 38Posch
  • 20GacinovicBooked at 50mins
  • 14BaumgartnerBooked at 52mins
  • 18SamassékouSubstituted forAdamsat 61'minutes
  • 30John
  • 9Bebou
  • 27KramaricBooked at 43mins
  • 19BelfodilSubstituted forAdamyanat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brenet
  • 7Bruun Larsen
  • 10Dabbur
  • 12Pentke
  • 15Adams
  • 23Adamyan
  • 35Beier
  • 41Geschwill
  • 42Amade
Referee:
Felix Zwayer

Match Stats

Home TeamSchalkeAway TeamHoffenheim
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Schalke 04 4, TSG Hoffenheim 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Schalke 04 4, TSG Hoffenheim 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mijat Gacinovic (TSG Hoffenheim) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco John.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Malick Thiaw replaces Matthew Hoppe.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Ahmed Kutucu replaces Amine Harit.

  7. Post update

    Corner, TSG Hoffenheim. Conceded by Suat Serdar.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ihlas Bebou (TSG Hoffenheim) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Melayro Bogarde.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mijat Gacinovic.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! FC Schalke 04 4, TSG Hoffenheim 0. Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Posch.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sargis Adamyan (TSG Hoffenheim).

  13. Post update

    Suat Serdar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kasim Adams (TSG Hoffenheim).

  15. Post update

    Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Bastian Oczipka replaces Mark Uth.

  17. Booking

    Mark Uth (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Melayro Bogarde (TSG Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark Uth (FC Schalke 04).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sargis Adamyan (TSG Hoffenheim) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Andrej Kramaric with a cross following a corner.

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Saturday 9th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich15103246242233
2RB Leipzig1594226121431
3B Leverkusen1585230151529
4B Dortmund1591531191228
5Union Berlin1567231201125
6Wolfsburg156722217525
7B Mgladbach156632824424
8Freiburg156542824423
9Frankfurt155822523223
10Augsburg145451619-319
11Stuttgart144642621518
12Hertha Berlin144462324-116
13Werder Bremen153661724-715
14Hoffenheim154382230-815
15Köln152581327-1411
16Arminia Bielefeld143110924-1510
17Schalke1514101239-277
18Mainz1513111433-196
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