Olaf thon schalke
In his later years, Thon suffered extensively with injuries, only appearing in nine matches in his last two seasons combined. He retired in June at the age of 36, with Bundesliga totals of games and 82 goals.
Subsequently, he worked as marketing manager for the club, until August Subsequently, he was selected for the squads at three FIFA World Cups , helping the nation win the tournament in the edition in Italy: Thon also represented Germany at the UEFA Euro played on home soil, scoring through a rare header against Denmark 2—0 group stage win , and playing all the matches and minutes for the eventual semifinalists.
Due to either injuries or run-ins with national team manager Berti Vogts , the player missed the World Cup and the Euro and tournaments, ending his year international career with 52 caps three goals.
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It took a total of 26 goals, none of which were penalties, in three matches to determine the teams which would take part in the DFB-Pokal Final , making the semi-finals the highest scoring round in DFB-Pokal history.
In the 88th minute, Wilfried Hannes put the ball into the back of the net, but the referee Franz-Josef Hontheim did not award the goal after it was called offside by the linesman.
In extra time, both teams had numerous opportunities to score. During the game, an object was thrown onto the pitch, which released smoke.
Initially the object was thought to be a smoke bomb , but after Wolfgang Sidka and Uwe Rahn collapsed, and goalkeeper Sude contaminated by the smoke, the game had to be stopped for a few minutes.
On the pitch there were scuffles between players and coaches of both teams, triggered by Michael Frontzeck bumping into Bremen coach Otto Rehhagel , who had rushed onto the field, worried about Sidka.
Referee Hontheim had to calm the situation. Meanwhile, the smoke was determined to be tear gas , which even began to affect the spectators.
On 2 May , the second semi-final took place at the Parkstadion in Gelsenkirchen between the "underdogs"  and —84 2.
Bundesliga runner-up, Schalke 04 , and Bayern Munich , second in the Bundesliga at the time. The match would be called "the most dramatic cup game played in the history of the Pokal since the competition".
Bayern quickly led 2—0 after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, and Reinhold Mathy with the second in the 12th.
However, Schalke quickly struck back as Thomas Kruse scored a minute later, before Olaf Thon equalised in the 19th minute.
One minute later Bayern regained the lead via a goal from Michael Rummenigge. In the second half, Thon once again equalised, with the goal coming in the 61st minute.
Then, for the first time in the match, Schalke took the lead after a goal from Peter Stichler in the 72nd minute. Bayern equalised after Michael Rummenigge scored his second, sending the match into extra time after finishing 4—4.
Once again Schalke leveled the tie in the th minute via a goal from Bernard Dietz. With the last attack in stoppage time in extra time, Olaf Thon equalised for Schalke, scoring his third of the match, thereby completing a hat-trick and forcing a replay in Munich after a 6—6 draw.
Seven minutes later, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scored what turned out to be the winning goal, giving Bayern a 3—2 win and sending them to the final , where they would meet Gladbach.
Olaf Thon , who turned 18 the day before the first match, and thus still a teenager in the Schalke ranks, scored three goals in the first match, completing a hat-trick.
Barely six months later, Olaf Thon was called up to the Germany national football team , where he earned his first cap against Malta. You cannot imagine football more beautiful than this".
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