Champions League Preview: FC Schalke 04 v Manchester United

After a 1-0 win against Everton at the weekend in the Premier League, Man United now turn their attention to the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final match against FC Schalke 04.

Schalke have won every single one of their home games in the Champions League this season. Man United haven't conceded a goal away from home in this season's Champions League, winning four out of the five away games and drawing only one.

Team News

Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Peer Kluge, Christian Pander, Mario Gavranovic, Christoph Moritz and Tim Hoogland are all out injured for Schalke. Benedikt Howedes is rated as doubtful.

Man United are without Dimitar Berbatov, who didn't travel due to a groin strain. Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick and Ji-Sung Park were rested for the game against Everton, they are expected to return to the side.

United squad: Edwin Van Der Sar, Tomasz Kuszczak; Patrice Evra, Wes Brown, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, John O'Shea, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Fabio Da Silva, Rafael Da Silva; Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Ji-sung Park, Michael Carrick, Luis Nani, Paul Scholes, Antonio Valencia, Gabriel Obertan, Darron Gibson; Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.


Manchester United and FC Schalke 04 have never played each other before.

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Schalke- LDWWW

23rd April: Schalke 0-1 Kaiserslautern 1 (Bundesliga)
16th April: Werder Bremen 1-1 Schalke (Bundesliga)
13th April: Schalke 2-1 Inter Milan (Champions League)
9th April: Schalke 1-0 Wolfsburg (Bundesliga)
5th April: Inter Milan 2-5 Schalke (Champions League)

Man United- WDLWW

23rd April: Man United 1-0 Everton (Premier League)
19th April: Newcastle 0-0 Man United (Premier League)
16th April: Man City 1-0 Man United (FA Cup)
12th April: Man United 2-1 Chelsea (Champions League)
9th April: Man United 2-0 Fulham (Premier League)


Referee- Carlos Velasco Carballo
Assistant referees- Roberto Alonso Fernandez and Jesus Calvo Guadamuro
Fourth official- David Fernandez Borbalan
Additional assistant referees- Carlos Clos Gomez and Antonio Rubinos Perez

One Response so far.

  1. DavidTheAlien says:

    This is going to be a very difficult game indeed as Schalke's fans are very noisy and will be well up for it. Im hoping for a win obviously but would certainly settle for a 1-1 draw. Given our current record against German teams im really nervous for this.

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