Suat Serdar celebrated his 24th birthday by scoring his first Bundesliga goal of the season as Schalke ended a 12-game winless run to beat Ausburg.
Bundesliga basement club Schalke 04 drew 0-0 at home to Mainz 05 in their relegation derby on Friday in coach Dimitris Grammozis' debut.
Juventus have confirmed the signing of United States midfielder Weston McKennie on a permanent deal.
Schalke 04 hired the relatively unknown Dimitrios Grammozis as their fifth coach of a turbulent season on Tuesday.
Schalke's problems continued as they sacked their first-team staff to become the first Bundesliga club with five different coaches in a season.
Borussia Dortmund have criticised players, including Emre Can and Erling Haaland, who took part in celebrations with fans.
Borussia Dortmund crushed Schalke 04 4-0 in their Ruhr valley derby on Saturday, with two goals from Erling Haaland.
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RB Leipzig cruised past hosts Schalke 04 3-0 on Saturday to stay seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in second place.
VfL Wolfsburg battled their way past Schalke 04 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the German Cup quarterfinals.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has signed a permanent deal with Bundesliga side Schalke 04, the clubs announced on Monday.
Liverpool have bolstered their defence with the signing of Ozan Kabak on loan from Bundesliga side Schalke.
U.S. teenager Matthew Hoppe is set to extend his stay at Schalke 04 until 2023.
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