Schalke vs Mainz player ratings: This is what we do, I guess

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7.0. Sturdy as usual in the base of the midfield, slipping in to help out the defense when needed. Always there as an outlet for the defense. When opponents break on the counter, Mascarell is never far away, just waiting to break it up.. CDM. FC Schalke 04. OMAR MASCARELL

6.3. Does well in the attack, creative and instigating, but when he’s asked to play a midfield role, it stretches him a bit too thin. His effort doesn’t sag, as he is definitely an effort-driven player, but his sharpness does. Looked more at home when he filled in at Harit’s role following the Moroccan’s substitution.. LM. FC Schalke 04. ALESSANDRO SCHOPF

RM. FC Schalke 04. WESTON MCKENNIE. 7.5. <strong>Man of the Match</strong>. Two times in a row now he’s getting the man of the match award. But when you play as hard and determined as he does, no one else can get it. He was aggressive as always, getting involved all over the place. He’s like a getaway bumper car at times, and I mean that in a good way, as he runs ramrod through anyone and anything in order to retrieve or keep the ball. Has some hidden creativity that gets buried under his brashness, but do not lose track of his innovative ideas. His optimistic volley was a near heroic moment and his header at the end, which should have been on target, combined to provide the two biggest opportunities for his side all match.