Steaua Bucuresti vs. Schalke 04 Preview (Champions League): Schalke Is Back On Its Winning Ways

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Updated: November 19, 2013
Schalke 04

Schalke 04 just received the good news that Adam Szalai is fit to play in the Champions League despite its recent hand injury. The club is keen on extending their winning streak from the domestic league to the international scene.

 

 

Match Date: 26 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadionul Steaua

 

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Steaua Bucuresti

In the truest sense of the word, Steaua Bucuresti’s upcoming match against Schalke 04 is no more than a match for honor and pride’s sake.

 

With no victories to boot and thriving only through draws, the club’s stint in the Champions League shall not last that long. They could have snatched an opportunity provided that they won at least one of the matches against Basel. Yet, with both squads wanting to have their say in the competition, the last 2 matches ended in a draw—good for Basel, but not for Steaua Bucuresti.

 

Schalke 04

Amidst doubts of Adam Szalai’s impending absence in the Champions League face-off, his successful hand operation ensured that he is fit to play and such will neither hamper nor affect his recovery.
Schalke is in a very good position to secure the victory over Steaua Bucuresti. Since this is the second time that the 2 clubs will meet, the Royal Blues’ initial victory gave them an imprint on how to attack and take advantage of their opponent’s weaknesses. Their improvement in Bundesliga is also an important factor why they can easily achieve success. Previously lurking at the bottom of the league and was almost thrown into the relegation arena, the club went back to its winning ways and currently enjoys a comfortable spot in the the top 5. Such success did not only lessen the pressure, but also gave Jens Keller the opportunity to divert his focus on their Champions League duties.

 

Football betting tip: Steaua Bucuresti 0-2 Schalke 04

Steaua Bucuresti will fight tooth and nail to have taste of their Champions League victory. As for Schalke, they shall take the opportunity to strengthen their campaign this season and advance to the next stage of the tournament.

 

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