The match that took place on the 26th of January between FC Augsburg and Schalke 04 ended in a 0-0 draw, which means that I lost the bet I placed on Schalke 04’s victory.
The result of this confrontation made Schalke 04 drop 2 points after the clear domination over the UEFA Champions League participants. In this match, they showed only sporadic glimpses, since the hosts constantly put pressure on them.
Here you have a video with the summary of the match:
For example, the South Korean players Ja-Cheol Koo and Dong-Won Ji did a series of nice figures for Augburg, but never managed to fructify any chance of scoring a goal.
Schalke appeared stunned by the fearlessness of the hosts, and that was why they failed to impose themselves. After half-time, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (who came from a one-week suspension) had the best chance to score a goal. Unfortunately for Schalke 04, the shot of Klaas lacked the necessary power to pass through Alex Manninger.
All in all, the result of this match continued Augsburg’s unfortunate record of never having defeated Schalke. Still, they moved up a place to the 16th position in charts. On the other hand, the way this match ended has affected Schalke 04, who had not been involved in a goalless draw in Bundesliga since February 2011.
Result: -10 units, bet lost