Next Match: at home to VfB Stuttgart, November 30
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group E)
Schalke's director of sport Horst Heldt is "convinced" that his side will make it into the knockout stage of the Champions League, in spite of a disappointing draw at Steaua Bucharest which saw it slip to third in the group. The Royal Blues must beat Basel in its final group game to make it into the last 16 for the second year running. "We knew before that we would have to win this game to go through and we are all aware of the situation," he said on his club's website. "We will give everything for victory. With our fans behind us, we have this chance. I'm convinced that we'll go through."