Raul Brace Stuns Bayern Munich In Rehearsal For German SuperCup

Raul Has Settled In Quickly With Schalke.

Schalke’s new signing, the legendary Spaniard Raul, made his first huge impact for his club and immediately endeared himself in the hearts of Koenigsblauen supporters. In a friendly match against German champions and last year’s Champions League losers Bayern Munich, Raul smashed in a wonderful brace and Schalke walked away with a 3-1 victory. Schalke’s other goalscorer was Brazilian striker Edu, and Bayern found a goal by way of youngster Deniz Mujic.

While all this only occured in a pre-season encounter that means little in terms of the season as a whole, it certainly does carry a bit of significance behind the scenes. In just a few days time on August 7th, Schalke and Bayern Munich will meet again to contest the German SuperCup. Then, under much more competitive circumstances, it will be interesting to see if Schalke and Raul can lift themselves over Bayern Munich once again and show that they have what it takes, under head coach Felix Magath, to go on and win the Bundesliga this season.

Raul’s brace, if nothing else, is a sign of good things for Schalke. The Koenigsblauen are qualified for the Champions League this season because of their second-placed Bundesliga finish last term, so the added striking power of a player who can hit the back of the net against the best of them is a much-needed asset.

Schalke brought Raul in to replace to the outgoing Kevin Kuranyi, who was a consistent scorer for the Koenigsblauen during the last five seasons.

6 thoughts on “Raul Brace Stuns Bayern Munich In Rehearsal For German SuperCup”

  1. Rehearsal? Seriously? A full stregth Schalke against a Bayern Munich C-team (a team mostly of reserves). This was no rehearsal at all, A full strehgth Bayern can beat Schalke and this will happen in the Super Cup.

    1. you’re misunderstanding. it’s a rehearsal because the same two teams will meet again, but next time under more competitive circumstances. It will be interesting to see who takes it on Saturday, it’s going to be a great game.

  2. The thing is that tecnically they r not the same 2 teams, Schalke played with a full strength squad while Bayern played with several Bayern Munich II players and just 6 seniors (many who r not part of the starting XI). Things will be very different with a full strength Bayern, Robben, Mueller, Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, etc.

    1. We’ll see on Saturday. I don’t think it’ll be easy for Bayern, but I don’t think they’ll be beaten as comprehensively as they were.

  3. Bayern is going to have tough time this year especially the road games. Every decent team will try get something from the visitors, They will be expected more this time around, not to mention “really loved”. lol

    1. I’m pumped for Saturday. I can’t wait to see Raul have another go at Bayern. And I can’t wait to see Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos pick their way past Schalke’s backline. It’s gonna be a great game.

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