Schalke 04 has to deal with Real Madrid again, after last year's elimination in last-sixteen stage. Real Madrid won both matches, scoring even 6 goals in Gelsenkirchen and 3 in Madrid.
Probably the gap between these 2 teams is not that big anymore.
Schalke with Di Matteo has improved a lot its defensive organization, but sensation is this will not be enough, Indeed, Real Madrid is the team with more attempts to shoot while Schalke 04 is the team with more goals conceded among the last sixteen squads remaining in the competition.
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2
SCHALKE 04: Wellenreuther, Höwedes, Matip, Nastasic, Uchida, Fuchs,
Kirchhoff, Höger, K.-P. Boateng, Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar
REAL MADRID: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, Illarramendi, T. Kroos, Isco, Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.