Schalke go out after a dramatic second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal against Ajax. The Germans had been heading for the semis before two Ajax goals in extra time.
Goals from Leon Goretzka, Guido Burgstaller and Daniel Caligiuri looked to be sending Schalke through to the semifinals. But Ajax hit back twice in extra time and progressed on aggregate.
Jose Mourinho's men are the favorites going into the final, to be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. However, they will be facing the most talented young squad Ajax have produced in years.
Schalke dug themselves into a pretty big hole last Thursday when they lost to Ajax in Amsterdam. But young midfielder Leon Goretzka is hoping the home crowd can give them a boost in the second leg of their quarterfinal.
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