Almost friendly match at Veltins
Lokomotiv are currently ranked at fourth place, with three points.
Galatasaray are one place above on four points, and, most importantly – with the advantage in goal difference. Moreover, in the case of equality of points among the teams, the team from Turkey will be higher.
Schalke confidently and comfortably feel at second place in the standings as Porto will stay first with 13 points until the end of the stage, Galatasaray will not jump above third place.
For the Germans, this meeting is practically a friendly game. Only with the anthem of the Champions League before it starts.
Schalke: Fährmann – Sane, Naldo, Nastasic – Schöpf, Serdar, Rudy, Serdar, Oczipka – McKennie, Wright
Lokomotiv: Guilherme – Ignatjev, Kvirkvelia, Höwedes, Rybus – Denisov (c), Krychowiak – Farfan, Al. Miranchuk, An. Miranchuk – Eder
(Reporting by Glushko Denys, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)