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Kenny Scores His Second Goal in Berlin to Save Schalke from Defeat against Union Berlin
Kenny Scores His Second Goal in Berlin to Save Schalke from Defeat against Union Berlin
Kenny Scores His Second Goal in Berlin to Save Schalke from Defeat against Union Berlin
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Kenny Scores His Second Goal in Berlin to Save Schalke from Defeat against Union Berlin

Schalke and Union Berlin faced off one another in a Bundesliga match at the Stadium a der Alten Försterei in Berlin, making Union the home side. Both teams came away with one goal each, ending the game in a draw.

This draw extends the winless streaks of both sides in the league, with Union now waiting for three points on a seven-game and Schalke in 12 matches even longer.

It leaves Die Eisernen four points ahead of Fortuna Düsseldorf in 16th and the play-off relegation, while the Royal Blues sit in the table’s bottom half.

The Berliners dominated the opening 20 minutes but were shocked just before the half-hour mark when Everton loanee Jonjoe Kenny launched a 25-yard rocket to level proceedings with the first goal effort by the Royal Blues.

The long-range strike by Jonjoe Kenny cancelled the earlier opener by Robert Andrich as Schalke came from behind to earn an away point at Union Berlin. This marked the second goal for Kenny in Berlin.

The game itself was a close call. Both sides came into this game at the Stadium a der Alten Försterei in poor shape since the resumption of the Bundesliga.

As mentioned before, Union was the fastest out of the blocks as Marius Bülter teed Yunus Malli within just five minutes.

His kick, however, went straight to goalkeeper Alexander Nübel from close range- and hence with no change in the scores.

Nevertheless, the hosts made no mistake with their next attempt, blocking a free-kick by Anthony Ujah, who picked out Robert Andrich ahead of him to round off the break with his first goal of the Bundesliga. (this goal was later matched by Schalke’s Kenny.)

The second half proved to be a tense affair with the midfield play being interrupted regularly by fouls. This meant that there were risks of being at a disadvantage and that no goalkeeper was properly checked.

Rabbi Matondo had the closest chance to score again for Schalke when his attempt on the stretch went over the bar, meaning that Rafal Gikiewicz went the whole game without making a save.

When a Christopher Trimmel corner was flicked on, however, the best chance then fell to Marvin Friedrich. But Nübel saved Schalke, and the final scores remained one for each side.

 

Line-ups:

Union: Gikiewicz – Friedrich, Schlotterbeck, Hübner – Trimmel (c), Gentner (Ingvartsen 78’), Andrich, Bülter – Malli (Prömel 69’) – Andersson, Ujah (Mees 78’)

Schalke: Nübel – Kabak, Sane, Miranda – Kenny (Becker 89′), Caligiuri, Schöpf, Oczipka (c) – Raman (Kutucu 60’), Gregoritsch, Matondo (Boujellab 83′)

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