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.
A late goal from Norwegian side Rosenborg means RB Leipzig won't join Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt in the knockout rounds. Despite a favor from their sister side, the German outfit will rue missed chances.
This time last year, those connected to German football were searching for the reason all but one of its clubs fell at the first European hurdle. But this year success has been close to universal. So what's changed?
Borussia Dortmund eased to a group-changing result in Monaco, while Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool endured in a thriller at Anfield. Schalke left it very, very late to seal victory in their final group-stage game.
Schalke and Borussia Dortmund share one of the fiercest rivalries in Germany, but that went a step too far on Saturday. Schalke fans unfurled a banner supporting the man who attacked Dortmund's team bus in March 2017.
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