Schalke have brought many talents through the ranks: Özil, Neuer, Draxler, Sané. But they never stay! Thomas Berthold says Kolasinac and Meyer will leave too if Schalke can’t change their losing mentality!
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.
Schalke have produced some great players in recent years but haven't been able to keep them around. With Champions League football unlikely again next season, DW's Davis Van Opdorp thinks the club needs to do much more.
Schalke can take a huge step towards the knockout phase with a win in Russia, but they will have to do without a number of players due to injury. Mainz welcome back key players as they host Anderlecht.
With friendlies against France and the Netherlands approaching, Germany head coach Joachim Löw has recalled an old face and selected a pair of new ones in his 25-man squad.
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