Men and machines

February 21, 2005
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
On Sunday, Schalke 04 won 3-1 away at Borussia Moenchengladbach to draw level on points with Bayern once more at the top of the league. It was a deserved win for a fine team in blue thanks mainly to a hat-trick from Ailton. Schalke's coach Ralf Rangnick said he was happy with his side's performance save for the first twenty minutes, while his counterpart Dick Advocaat let it be known his team had lost to a better opponent and that, basically, was that.

Yet it could have been different. ...

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