Dresden - Schalke 04: It's not an April Fool's joke!  Now there is a bitter certainty

Dynamo Dresden – Schalke 04: Fans thought it was an April Fool’s joke! But now there is a bitter certainty

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Schalke 04: This is the Royal Blue Team of the century

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Even before the match Dynamo Dresden – Schalke 04 Launched, Knappen fans have already received their first shock. When they looked at the tour team, there was one name they missed in particular.

Rodrigo Zalazar did not travel to the match Dynamo Dresden – Schalke 04. In the morning, the midfielder made another announcement that fans considered an April Fools’ joke.

Dynamo Dresden – Schalke 04: Zalazar exit

“Unfortunately I cannot be with the team today because I have a problem with my leg” – with this message Zalazar caused a stir among Schalke fans on Friday morning. However, he is sure his teammates will get three points in Dresden. After a short time, the Instagram story disappeared.

Fans were puzzled: did the Uruguayan allow himself an April Fool’s joke or was it canceled by the club? About an hour before kick-off in Dresden, it was clear that Zalazar would already be absent.

Zalazar injures his foot

His name was not found either in the starting lineup or on the bench. “Rodrigo Zalazar is out today with a bruised foot,” the club said shortly after, explaining the reasons for the absence. The club has yet to comment on how long the 22-year-old will stay.

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Dynamo Dresden – Schalke 04 | line up

  • Dresden: Broll – Löwe, Knipping, Sollbauer, Akoto – Kade, Will, Batista Meier – Mörschel, Drchal, Schröter
  • Schalke: Fraisl – Itakura, Thiaw, Kaminski – Lode, Katza, Flick, Ouwejan – Drexler – Terodde, Bülter


Schalke could have put its services to good use. With four goals and six assists, Zalazar is one of the most productive players for Schalke 04 this season. He last scored six points alone against Hannover (1 goal) and Ingolstadt (1 goal, 2 assists).

FC Schalke took the option with Zalazar

Reward for services performed during the international rest period. Schalke 04 withdrew the purchase option negotiated with Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer. The Royal Blues are paying €2 million to be a permanent part of the club as of the summer.


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Zalazar would certainly have liked to celebrate that on the pitch in Dresden. So the midfielder has to postpone and watch from home. (M)


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