Date: 6th July 2018 at 8:00am
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Southampton kicked off their pre-season match schedule on Thursday as we faced German Bundesliga runners-up Schalke 04 out in China.

Having been invited out for the Club Super Cup 2018/19 tournament, Southampton now prepare for the second match against Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday, July 11th at the Xuzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

As for Schalke, a six-goal thriller saw itself played out at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium and Saints battled back from a goal behind as Nathan Redmond levelled matters up in minute 45. Harrison Reed quickly added a second three minutes into the second period of the game and Jake Hesketh scored our third. Schalke hit back on both occasions to really make a game of it, however, so it was the perfect test manager Mark Hughes would’ve been looking for as he got 45 minutes under everyone’s belts.

Pre-Season Friendly – Southampton v FC Schalke

The above link contains the match details that are known, but here are the goals from the game.

Southampton’s official Twitter feed – Click Here carry further video clips from the game, showing some chances and saves – it’s well worth a look.


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