• This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
  • No Spanish team has ever scored more than one goal against Schalke in the Champions League (8 games).
  • Schalke have lost three of their four home Champions League games against Spanish opposition, all by a 0-1 scoreline.
  • Real Madrid have been knocked out in each of their last three Champions League knockout ties with German clubs.
  • Real Madrid have lost their last six away games in the Champions League against German clubs.
  • This is the 17th consecutive season in which Real Madrid have reached the knockout round of the Champions League, the longest run in the history of the competition. They’ve reached the semi-finals in each of the last three seasons but haven’t gone to the final since 2002.
  • Schalke have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the third time in the last four seasons. Only Bayern Munich have done better among German clubs in that period. They were knocked in the last 16 by Galatasaray in 2012/13.
  • All six of Schalke’s goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the second-half. However, they Ruhr side have failed to score in three of their last four Champions League games.
  • Real Madrid are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid and Manchester Utd.
  • Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 31 Champions League games, the longest run in the history of the competition. The last time they failed to find the net was against
  • Barcelona on 27 April 2011 (0-2). They are the top scorers this season (20).
  • Julian Draxler has netted three goals in five Champions League starts this season. He’s been directly involved in four of Schalke’s six goals (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 30 goals in his last 24 Champions League games. He has netted nine this season, the highest tally.
  • Angel Di Maria is the top assist provider in the Champions League this season (5).