Initially, this should end the unrest surrounding the traditional Palatinate club, which had previously lost seven league games in a row. A week before the game with Schalke, false information about the team and coach was spread on social networks Grammosis publicly rejected. Schalke, on the other hand, made a false start in 2024 and scored zero points in the first two games of the year.

Churlinov scores a goal in the return match for Schalke

At the Fritz Walter Stadium, which attracted a sold-out crowd of 49,327, Kaiserslautern was initially the more active team. The scorer of the brace, Ragnar Hache (10th minute/59th place), paved the way for the Palatinate team to victory. Filip Stojilkovic (67th) and Aaron Opoku (70th) then increased the score within minutes.

Schalke newcomer Darko Churlinov’s temporary score (51st) became a secondary score. The 23-year-old striker is initially on loan from English first division club Burnley until the end of the season, Schalke announced this week.
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