• Schalke will be playing in the Champions League for the sixth time in their history. Their best ever performance in the competition is reaching the semi-finals in 2010/11.
  • Schalke have only won one of their last five home games in the Champions League.
  • Schalke have never failed to score in their last nine Champions League games.
  • Steaua Bucarest are taking part in their seventh Champions League campaign, more than any other Romanian side.
  • Steaua have won only four of their 36 Champions League games (11%), the worst ratio among the 32 teams entered for the 2013/14 campaign.
  • Steaua are winless in their last 17 Champions League games (4 draws, 13 defeats), their last victory in the competition dating back to September 2006 against Dinamo Kiev.
  • Steaua have never gone past the group stages of the Champions League.
  • Schalke are unbeaten in their four competitive encounters with Romanian clubs (3 wins, 1 draw).
  • Schalke and Steaua Bucarest’s only previous meeting was in the group stages of the 2011/12 Europa League. The Gelsenkirchen side won at home (2-1) after a goalless draw in Romania.
  • No Romanian side has ever beaten German opposition in the Champions League (2 draws, 8 defeats).