In Germany, they play in midweek the 32th round of the National Cup (DFB Pokal). Schalke 04 faces Darmstadt (club D3). But the Ruhr club will be without its midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng and the German striker Julian Draxler.
Boateng was hit in the knee during a reunion Sunday with his brother Jerome in the derby against Bayern Munich (0-4). He will be at rest.
Adam Szalai is also uncertain. He could be replaced by Gerald Asamoah who trained with the club this week.