FC Schalke 04 enters this game with a two-game win streak over Borussia Dortmund. If Schalke wins, it would be the first time since the sixties that Schalke would accomplish such a feat.
“There’s no other game in Germany which electrifies the masses as much as this one,” said Schalke coach Jens Keller, via ESPN FC. “Every player knows what is at stake. A derby win means as much to the lads as it does to the fans. A derby is like a cup game. These duels always have their own rules.”
Dortmund just defeated Arsenal in London in a Champions League match. That has the team feeling particularly confident but they know this is game is a different environment with different pressure.
“But this is another game with another atmosphere, and with an even increased importance,” said their coach Jurgen Klopp. “These are the most special games of the season.”
Schalke lost their Champions League match to Chelsea this week.
“Of course we were disappointed after that game,” Keller said at a press conference. “Above all because the clear defeat did not reflect how the game went. Nevertheless, we’ve got to put that game behind us and we’re now fully focused on the derby, and nothing else.”
Date: October 26
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
TV Info: Gol TV USA
Live Stream: GolTV.tv
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