Ancelotti: "In order to win here we have to give it our all"
"Cristiano Ronaldo is especially motivated. He is in prime physical and mental condition at the moment”, the Whites' coach added in the Veltins-Arena press room.
Xabi Alonso: "We are on the up and don't want to stop"
“We are fully focused and ready because we are expecting a tough match against a physical side”, the centre midfielder stated ahead of the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 clash.
A formidable away side in the Champions League
Real Madrid has scored in its last 21 games away from home in the competition.
Casillas: “I would love us to achieve the first treble in history”
“We are giving away few chances on goal and playing solid in attack, and certain players are really on form”, the player stated in an interview for the bwin website.
Real Madrid visit the Veltins-Arena for the first time
With a capacity of 61,500, Schalke 04's stadium is one of the most innovative in the world because of its retractable roof and the system for removing the pitch.
Ancelotti has already tasted victory over Schalke 04
He beat the German side 3-2 when he was in charge of Milan in the Group Stage of the 2005/2006 competition.
The perfect route to the Champions League Round of 16
An unbeaten Real Madrid side heads into its knock-out tie against Schalke having scored the most goals in the Group Stage. Enjoy all 20 of the goals the Whites have scored in the Champions League so far this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo, a sure thing in the Round of 16 in the Champions League
The Portuguese will head into this tie against Schalke having scored in all the home and away legs of this round of the competition in the last two years.