Formed in 1904, Schalke 04 is among Germany's most popular clubs and formed a strong association with the Ruhr's mining community in the 1900s. Those traditions continue today as they attempt to become more consistent.
Though they are one of its founding members, the Royal Blues haven't won the German Bundesliga. Instead, the club enjoyed great success between 1930 and 1963, winning seven league championships. In 1997, Schalke won their first European honor: the UEFA Cup. All Schalke-related content from DW Sports is curated below:
Kevin Volland's two goals bookended a strong home performance from Leverkusen. Julian Nagelsmann vanquished Domenico Tedesco, his former classmate at the coaching academy, and Werner led Leipzig to another victory.
A Pierre Emerick Aubameyang hattrick, a Max Philipp brace and a Julian Weigl strike were just reward for a brilliant Borussia Dortmund display. Their 6-1 win over Gladbach puts them top and sends out a title warning.
James Rodriguez marked his full Bundesliga debut with a goal and an assist as Bayern cruised past Schalke. Elsewhere, RB Leipzig fell to a surprise loss at Augsburg while Wolfsburg's new era didn't start as planned.
A second-half goal from Hannover debutant Jonathas gave the newly-promoted Reds their second win of the season against a poor Schalke. Earlier, RB Leipzig blew Freiburg away with a stunning second half performance.