Cause for Hoppe as Schalke avoid negative Bundesliga record – HEDGE accordingly

A brilliant hat-trick from American teenager Matthew Hoppe inspired Schalke to a 4-0 victory over Hoffenheim on Saturday and ensured the club did not match a 55-year-old Bundesliga winless record. Schalke had not won since January 2020 and failure to beat Hoffenheim would have equalled Tasmania Berlin’s 31-match winless streak from the 1965-66 season. But Hoppe, with his first Bundesliga goal, opened the scoring in the first half against the run of play and two more after the break along with one from Amine Harit sealed the deal. Schalke, under new coach Christian Gross, even moved off the bot…

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