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May 18, 2013 2:30 p.m. IST
MAGE SOLAR Stadion — Freiburg im Breisgau
Referee:‬ F. Brych‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 
 
Julian Schuster 57′ (OG)

Freiburg-Schalke Preview: Two sides battle for Champions League

Just one point separates the two teams heading into the final game of the season, with a place in Europe's biggest competition up for grabs

By Enis Koylu

Jens Keller | FC Schalke 04
Bongarts


Freiburg will be without several players for the visit of S04. Key man Daniel Caligiuri will miss out, meaning that Max Kruse will play on the left, with Karim Guede partnering Jan Rosenthal up front.

Pavel Krmas (ankle), Marco Terrazzino (knee) are both out, but Mensur Mujdza could well feature at right-back but remains a doubt with a toe problem.

Schalke will be able to welcome back Julian Draxler, who sat out the 2-1 loss to Stuttgart due to suspension, with Raffael dropping to the bench.

Saed Kolasiac is also in line for a return at left-back in the place of Christian Fuchs, who has endured a disappointing season. Defenders Christoph Metzelder and Kyriakos Papadopoulos are out, along with wingers Ibrahim Afellay, Tranquillo Barnetta and Chinedu Obasi.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Frieburg have recorded 11 wins over Schalke in their Bundesliga history - more than against any other side.
  • Only one clash between the two sides at the Mage Solar Stadion has ended all square - a 0-0 draw in February 2010.
  • Christian Streich's side have won their last three games at home.
  • Schalke star Julian Draxler (pictured, right) is set to make his 75th Bundesliga appearance - he will become the first 19-year-old to reach this figure.
  • Jens Keller's side have only taken 19 points on the road this season, just two more than already-relegated Greuther Furth.
  • Schalke have conceded 49 goals this season, more than any of the last 14 seasons.


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Available Squads
1Oliver BaumannGoalkeeper
24Mensur MujdzaDefender
25Oliver SorgDefender
28Matthias GinterDefender
41Immanuel HöhnDefender
6Cedrick MakiadiMidfielder
7Jan RosenthalMidfielder
17Jonathan SchmidMidfielder
23Julian SchusterMidfielder
37Sebastian KerkMidfielder
10Max KruseMidfielder
21Alexander SchwolowGoalkeeper
3Fallou DiagneDefender
6Vegar Eggen HedenstadDefender
30Christian GünterDefender
18Johannes FlumMidfielder
9Ivan SantiniStriker
35Sebastian FreisStriker
34Timo HildebrandGoalkeeper
4Benedikt HöwedesDefender
22Atsuto UchidaDefender
32Joel MatipDefender
6Sead KolasinacDefender
13Jermaine JonesMidfielder
17Jefferson Agustin FarfánStriker
11RaffaelStriker
10Julian DraxlerMidfielder
33Roman NeustädterMidfielder
25Klaas-Jan HuntelaarStriker
1Ralf FährmannGoalkeeper
23Christian FuchsDefender
9Michel Fernandes BastosMidfielder
12Marco HögerMidfielder
25Tranquillo BarnettaMidfielder
-Ciprian MaricaStriker
20Teemu PukkiStriker
Players to Watch
Max Kruse
Max Kruse
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
30 10 2 0
Julian Draxler
Julian Draxler
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
23 1 5 0
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