Leipzig are in fifth place in the table, but only two points behind Schalke in second place. Both sides want to make their mark in their first game after the winter break.
Schalke's poor start to the season has taken another turn for the worse after they were beaten by Borussia Mönchengladbach. Elsewhere, it was a mixed matchday for Corentin Tolisso and Stuttgart finally got off the mark.
Fans of Frankfurt will have to watch their team's return to Europe on TV, as they have been banned from Marseille. RB Leipzig host fellow Red Bulls from Salzburg and Leverkusen are praying for a win in Bulgaria.
Schalke's start to the 2018-19 season has been far from ideal. With the Champions League on the horizon, they need to bag their first win before their packed fixture list gets the better of them.
Schalke were hoping to find some inspiration in Europe's top club competition, and although they didn't win there was good reason to be satisfied. Their opponents, Porto, were awarded two penalties in Gelsenkirchen.
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