Schalke 04 are three short of matching an unwanted Bundesliga record after Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat against Freiburg left the league’s bottom side without a win in their last 28 games.
Freiburg winger Roland Sallai headed the visitors ahead after 50 minutes behind closed doors in Gelsenkirchen, then added a second 18 minutes later when he chipped home a perfectly-timed pass.
Having only ended their own nine-match winless streak on Saturday with a 2-0 home victory against Arminia Bielefeld, Freiburg are up to 10th in the table.
They are closing in fast on the Bundesliga record, held by Tasmania Berlin, who in their one Bundesliga season, went 31 matches without winning in 1965/66.
With a third of the season gone, Schalke are six points from safety and on course for relegation after 30 unbroken seasons in Germany’s top tier.