Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have been eliminated from the Champions League days ago but the two sides meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday to battle it out for a spot in Europe`s premier club competition next season.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted he is at a loss to explain the European champions dramatic slump in form as they sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time leading goalscorer in European competitions as Real Madrid sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Champions League 5-4 on aggregate despite losing a seven-goal thriller 4-3 to Schalke on Tuesday.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is likely to return from a lengthy injury layoff in the Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Schalke 04 on March 10, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola "would do well to adjust his attitude", warned Herbert Fadel, head of the German FA`s referee commission, after the Spaniard ran towards the fourth official in last week`s 1-1 draw against Schalke.
While Monchengladbach and Schalke started the second half of the campaign with victories, Borussia Dortmund dropped to the bottom despite a draw with Leverkusen in the 18th round of the German Bundesliga.