After a night of high scoring affairs saw a record-breaking 40 goals being netted, match-day three of the 2014-15 Champions League showcased some highly entertaining games that once again lit the atmosphere on European soil.
The goal machines of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk cranked into top gear on Tuesday as the Champions League captivated its continental audience with a record 40 goals in one eight-game night.
Schalke 04 are hoping their freshly-found discipline under new coach Robert Di Matteo, coupled with his Champions League pedigree will help them beat Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday for their first win in the competition this season.
New coach Roberto Di Matteo will lead Schalke 04`s comeback bid against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, with the former Italy international tasked with ironing out the German club`s rollercoaster performances so far.
German teams scored a point -- or more accurately, seven -- in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils.
Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said.
Chelsea wasted chance after chance and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that made a mockery of both teams` early season form.
Hanover 96 stunned Schalke 04 with two goals in three minutes to win their Bundesliga opener 2-1 on Saturday and pile pressure on Schalke coach Jens Keller following their embarrassing German Cup exit earlier this week.