Jonjoe Kenny’s long-range attack canceled Robert Andrich ‘s earlier opener as Schalke came from behind to give Union Berlin a point away.
Both sides came into this game in poor shape at the Stadium a der Alten Försterei since the Bundesliga’s resumption, but Union was the fastest out of the blocks as Marius Bülter taught Yunus Malli inside just five minutes, but he put his effort straight to goalkeeper Alexander Nübel from close up.
Nevertheless, with their next attempt, the hosts made no mistake, blocking a free-kick by Anthony Ujah, who picked up Robert Andrich ahead of him to round off the break with his first Bundesliga target.
The Berliners dominated the 20-minute opening but were shocked just before the half-hour mark when Everton loanee Jonjoe Kenny launched a 25-yard rocket to level proceedings with the Royal Blues’ first target effort.
The second half has proved to be a tense affair with fouls regularly interrupting the midfield play. This meant that there was a chance of being at a disadvantage and that no goalkeeper was tested properly. Rabbi Matondo had the best chance for Schalke when his attempt at the stretch went over the bar, meaning Rafal Gikiewicz went the whole game without making a save.
The second half proved to be a tense affair with the midfield play being regularly interrupted by fouls. However the best chance fell to Marvin Friedrich when a Christopher Trimmel corner was flicked on, but Nübel saved Schalke.
The draw extends both sides’ winless streaks in the league, with Union now waiting for three points on a seven-game and Schalke even longer in 12 matches. It leaves Die Eisernen four points ahead of the 16th Fortuna Düsseldorf and the play-off relegation, while the Royal Blues sit in the bottom half of the table.