Soccer-Injury-hit Schalke face crisis as Hanover await (Reuters)

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 22 (Reuters) – With just one point and a string of injuries to key players, Schalke 04 have their backs to the wall as they desperately try to turn their poor Bundesliga start around and appease angry fans. Schalke, who grabbed fourth place last season after imploding midway through the campaign only to battle back in the final weeks, had hoped for a confidence-boosting start this time round but have so far failed to deliver. They followed up a 3-3 opening draw with Hamburg SV by suffering a 4-0 demolition at the hands of VfL Wolfsburg last week. …

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