It's been looking bad since last season. This year, therefore, there was no miracle for Schalke 04. The Ruhr-based club can no longer keep their top flight status after losing 1-0 to Armenia Bielefeld on Tuesday.
With only 13 points, the Blues can no longer stay ahead of Herta Berlin (28 points), who currently occupy the play-off position. There are only 12 points left to play for in the Bundesliga. Schalke O4 had been in the top flight for 30 years. The club has several Africans in its squad: Senegalese Salif Sané, Moroccans Hamza Mendyl, Amine Harrit, Nassim Boujellab and Algerian Nassim Bentaleb.