Schalke was already struggling when Wagner, a former United States international, took over in July 2019. The side had just completed its worst season since it was relegated from the Bundesliga in 1982-83. As a player, Wagner won the UEFA Cup with Schalke in 1997.
Bundesliga title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund suffered a blow in a 2-0 defeat at Augsburg on Saturday, surrendering without a fight as Daniel Caligiuri set up the first goal and scored the second in his 300th league game. Despite Dortmund having close to 80% possession for much of the first half, it was Augsburg who scored when Felix Uduokhai connected with a Caligiuri free kick in the 40th minute to nod in with their first chance of the match.
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland scored twice and teenager Giovanni Reyna added another as they cruised past Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 in their season opener on Saturday. The 20-year-old Haaland scored a 54th minute penalty, awarded for a foul on Reyna, and bagged another with a sensationally quick counter-attack and a Jadon Sancho assist as Dortmund utilised their fearsome youthful attacking weapons.
|Champions League (League Winners): 1899 Hoffenheim|
|Champions League (League Position): FC Augsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Sport-Club Freiburg|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): 1. FC Köln|
|Relegation (League Position): 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Schalke 04|