Islam Slimani scored at both ends as Sporting Lisbon beat Schalke 04 4-2 on Wednesday to avenge last month`s controversial defeat against the Bundesliga side and haul themselves back into contention in the 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.
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.