Due to the long winter break due to the World Cup, FC Schalke 04 announced that it will play two friendlies abroad. With this, the club wants to maintain the necessary competition practice in order to arm itself to fight for survival in the league.
In addition to VfL Osnabrück, another friendly contender for FC Schalke 04 has now been announced. Royal Blues fans can look forward to seeing the former crowd favorite once again.
FC Schalke 04 tests against Burgstaller-Klub
As Schalke announced, the Royal Blues will travel to Austria in December to play a friendly match against Rapid Vienna. Accordingly, Thomas Reiss team will travel to the Alpine Republic and play there on December 9 at the Allianz Stadium against the Austrian capital club. Fans are especially happy about one aspect: the reunion with Guido Burgstaller.
Just last summer Guido Burgstaller returned from FC St. Pauli to Rapid Wien in his Austrian home. Since then, the former Schalke player has played 24 matches for his new club. In these, he scored 12 goals and five assists.
FC Schalke 04 before the reunion with fan favorites
Guido Burgstaller moved from 1. FC Nürnberg to Gelsenkirchen for the 2016/2017 season. During his time at Schalke, the striker made 119 matches for the club, scoring 32 goals and providing 13 assists. Despite his reputation as an ‘opportunity killer’, the 33-year-old has developed into a crowd favorite in the blue and white jersey and was loved for his elegant nature.
In 2020, the Austrian moved to FC St. Pauli before returning to Rapid Vienna this summer. So far there is a friendly match against his former club from Gelsenkirchen. Anyway, fans on social networks are looking forward to seeing their old player again.
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