Formed in 1904, Schalke 04 is among Germany's most popular clubs and formed a strong association with the Ruhr's mining community in the 1900s. Those traditions continue today as they attempt to become more consistent.
Though they are one of its founding members, the Royal Blues haven't won the German Bundesliga. Instead, the club enjoyed great success between 1930 and 1963, winning seven league championships. In 1997, Schalke won their first European honor: the UEFA Cup. All Schalke-related content from DW Sports is curated below:
Bayern inched closer to a fifth straight Bundesliga crown with a 1-0 victory at Gladbach that put them 13 points clear at the top with nine games to play. Schalke earlier capped a fine week with a 1-0 win at Mainz.
Borussia Mönchengladbach seemed destined for the last eight of the Europa League when Mahmoud Dahoud gave them a 2-0 lead on the night. But Schalke produced a fine comeback, albeit with a chunk of luck, to progress.
Schalke turned on the style to beat Augsburg 3-0 and ease any concerns of getting dragged into a relegation dogfight. Bobby Wood scored a late winner as Hamburg picked up a deserved win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Leaders Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top with a 3-0 win in Cologne. Elsewhere, rivals Borussia Dortmund thrashed Leverkusen to pile the pressure on Roger Schmidt and Gladbach beat Schalke in the top game.