Schalke 04 coach Felix Magath has been fighting a running battle with his own fans for months and if his team fails to move past Valencia on Wednesday in the Champions League he can expect an even rougher ride.
Schalke 04 needed an 84th minute goal from Jefferson Farfan to edge second division Augsburg 1-0 and advance into the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic netted twice to put Schalke 04 top of the Bundesliga in a 3-1 win over Moenchengladbach on Saturday, but Bayern Munich can retake the lead if they beat Hanover later.
Schalke’s German title hopes suffered a second successive setback on Saturday when they slumped to a shock 4-2 defeat at relegation-threatened Hanover.
Schalke 04 beat fellow title contenders Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 away thanks to striker Kevin Kuranyi`s two goals to move two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bayern Munich and Schalke moved firmly into the German title race on Saturday with impressive away victories.
Teenager Joel Matip made a dream Bundesliga debut on Saturday, heading in Schalke 04`s equaliser to help his team draw 1-1 at Bayern Munich and remain in fourth spot, four points off the pace.
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