GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany: American teenager Matthew Hoppe scored for the third consecutive Bundesliga recreation however couldnt stop Schalke from slumping to a 2-1 loss to fellow struggler Cologne on Wednesday.
Jan Thielmann struck within the third minute of damage time for Cologne to finish its five-game run and not using a win and go away the relegation zone. Schalke stays in final place with seven factors on the midway stage of the season.
The 19-year-old Hoppe grabbed his fifth purpose of 2021 within the 57th minute, nipping in to comb residence the equalizer after Amine Harit mixed with Suat Serdar.
Hoppe is the third American to attain in three consecutive German league video games after Eric Wynalda with Saarbrcken in 1992 and Clint Mathis with Hannover in 2004. He already has extra objectives this yr than compatriot Weston McKennie managed as Schalkes prime scorer with three in 2020.
Hoppe began up entrance for Schalke regardless of the membership re-signing veteran Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar from Ajax the day earlier than. A calf drawback prevented the 37-year-old ahead making his second Schalke debut.
Cologne defender Rafael Czichos scored within the 31st after the house staff didn’t correctly clear a nook. It was Colognes first purpose in six video games.
Kingsley Ehizibue virtually made it 2-Zero shortly afterward however was blocked at shut vary by Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fhrmann.
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