Valencia vs. SchalkeBy: CJH | February 15th, 2011
The Champions League is back, and the boys are off to Valencia. We don’t have a real preview for this match, unfortunately, but this post can serve at least as a match thread for any Schalke fans who want to vent their anger, or shout their joy, depending on how things go. Valencia is going to be a tough matchup, currently sitting third in La Liga behind you-know-who and the other one.
This will be Raul’s first match in Spain since coming to us from Madrid, and there’s a chance for it to be a big one – if he scores, he will pass Pippo Inzaghi as the all-time leading Champions League scorer.
This match is really about two things for Schalke – not conceding more than one goal, and getting that precious, precious away goal. 1-1 would be a great result, 0-0 would be perfectly acceptable. Let’s bring them back to Germany without a lead to defend.
If you want to keep up with both matches, come to The Offside’s Champions League Liveblog starting 1 hour before kickoff.