Three things we learnt from Tuesday's action in the UEFA Champions League
Three things we learnt from Tuesday's action in the UEFA Champions League

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.

Late penalty gifts Schalke win over 10-man Sporting
Late penalty gifts Schalke win over 10-man Sporting

Roberto di Matteo`s Schalke 04 enjoyed a dramatic 4-3 win over 10-man Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday after a dubious penalty in time added on settled their Champions League clash.

Roberto Di Matteo unimpressed by Schalke`s late win
Roberto Di Matteo unimpressed by Schalke`s late win

Roberto di Matteo admitted Schalke 04 rode their luck as their dramatic 4-3 Champions League win over 10-man Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday was settled by a dubious penalty.

Champions League sets record with 40 goals in one night
Champions League sets record with 40 goals in one night

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.

Champions League: Schalke 04 vs Sporting Lisbon - Preview
Champions League: Schalke 04 vs Sporting Lisbon - Preview

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.

Roberto Di Matteo enjoys winning start at Schalke
Roberto Di Matteo enjoys winning start at Schalke

Roberto di Matteo enjoyed a winning start as Schalke 04 coach on Saturday as his Royal Blues earned a 2-0 victory at home to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Roberto Di Matteo begins Schalke reign
Roberto Di Matteo begins Schalke reign

Roberto di Matteo begins his reign as Schalke 04`s coach on Saturday by attempting to turn around the Royal Blues` fortunes when they host Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

 New coach Roberto Di Matteo to lead Schalke 04 comeback bid
New coach Roberto Di Matteo to lead Schalke 04 comeback bid

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.

Roberto di Matteo replaces Jens Keller as Schalke coach
Roberto di Matteo replaces Jens Keller as Schalke coach

 Schalke 04 have appointed former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo as a replacement for Jens Keller, who was sacked earlier on Tuesday after an inconsistent start to the season.

Schalke sack coach Keller after inconsistent run: reports
Schalke sack coach Keller after inconsistent run: reports

Schalke 04 have fired coach Jens Keller after a roller-coaster start to the season that has seen the Bundesliga side record just two wins in 10 competitive games, German media reported on Tuesday.

Champions Bayern Munich extend lead atop Bundesliga
Champions Bayern Munich extend lead atop Bundesliga

Reigning champions Bayern Munich extended their lead atop the Bundesliga on Saturday after winning at FC Cologne while Schalke 04 won the Ruhr derby against bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes
Champions League: Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes

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.

Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury: Jose Mourinho
Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury: Jose Mourinho

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.

CL 2014: Chelsea forced to settle for a draw against Schalke
CL 2014: Chelsea forced to settle for a draw against Schalke

 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.

Chelsea, Diego Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke
Chelsea, Diego Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke

The good news for Schalke 04`s defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury.

Hanover stun Schalke, Hertha blow lead to draw with Bremen

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.

Manuel Neuer wins German Footballer of the Year award

Bayern Munich goal-keeper Manuel Neuer wins the German Footballer of the Year award for the 2013-14 season following a title winning season.

Barcelona agree to loan midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Olympiakos Piraeus

Barcelona have agreed to loan Dutch attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus for the 2014-15 season, the La Liga club said on Sunday.

Adebayor on target as Spurs see off Schalke

Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor was on the scoresheet as Tottenham concluded their preparations for the new Premier League season with a 2-1 friendly win over Schalke on Saturday.

Champions League spots add drama to Bundesliga finale

Four teams are fighting for the chance to play in the Champions League next season as the Bundesliga finale on Saturday promises a nail-biting climax and a battle for Hamburg SV to avoid their first ever relegation.