Fixtures played 1
Wins Real Madrid 1
Wins Schalke 04 0
Goals Real Madrid 6
Goals Schalke 04 1
"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.
Real Madrid has scored in its last 21 games away from home in the competition.
“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.
“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.
He beat the German side 3-2 when he was in charge of Milan in the Group Stage of the 2005/2006 competition.
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.
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.