#S04MCI facts and stats: reunions for both sides
FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City have previously met twice in European competition. The English side beat the Royal Blues on their way to the 1969-70 European Cup Winners’ Cup, as well as in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. Schalke04.de presents more interesting facts and stats ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Bastian Oczipka: Turning our nerves into enjoyment
It’s been 2541 days since Bastian Oczipka last made an appearance in the Champions League, and the 30-year-old will hope to feature in the competition again on Wednesday. “I’m buzzing,” says the left-back, who had an operation on his groin last summer, and therefore didn’t make Schalke’s Champions League squad for the first half of the competition.
Domenico Tedesco: We need a good day
The Royal Blues have a tough, but exciting challenge ahead of them on Wednesday (20/2). The reigning English champions and current table toppers, Manchester City, will visit the VELTINS-Arena for the first leg of the last 16 in the Champions League (21:00 CET). Head coach Domenico Tedesco is looking forward to the clash with the Sky Blues, which will see Ralf Fährmann keep his place in goal.