Finnish stopper Malick Thiaw, 19, hit the first Bundesliga goal in his Schalken shirt against Stuttgart on Friday. The teams ’encounter eventually ended in a 1-1 draw.
Thiaw gave Schalke the lead after half an hour syöksypuskemalla the ball past the goalie keeper network free kick on the situation. Nicolas Gonzalez equalized in the early half of the match for a penalty kick awarded to Schalke Topper Salif Sanén played ball with his hand.
Thiaw, which debuted at Schalke last season, is the first teenage Finn to succeed in scoring in the Bundesliga. This season, he got his first minutes of play in the previous round in a 3-0 loss against Borussia Dortmund, getting his full 90 minutes into his account at the time. Thiaw also played the whole match against Stuttgart.
Schalke’s season has been gruesome. The team ranks second to last in the series with two points. The last time Schalke won in the Bundesliga in January, after that, the tube of non-winning matches has continued for 22 games.