Schalke 04 vs PAOK – produce surprise Greeks of being “lucky loser”?

Schalke 04 will play against the Greeks at PAOK FC in the play-off UEFA Champions League, in a match which will be played on Wednesday at 9:45 p.m. Veltis Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

Schalke 04
– Ended last season in the Bundesliga 4th
– Lost 0-4 in the last round of the championship, in moving from Wolfsburg
– Although transferred several important players this summer, such as Adam Szalai from Mainz Felipe Santana from Dortmund, coached by Jens Keller’s team has a pretty poor start to the season
– Schalke last year managed to qualify for the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, where he was eliminated by Galatasaray Istanbul
– Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is injured and will not be used in this game
– Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Anthony Annan and Chinedu Obasi are still missing because they are not prepared in terms of physical
– Have joined the coaching staff of former coach Jupp Heynckes, Peter Herrmann, considered by many the key man in last year’s success of the Bavarians

PAOK
– Are here because Metalist Kharkiv team that was eliminated in the previous round was suspended by UEFA
– Greece has started the new season with a convincing victory, 3-0 against Skoda Xanthi
– It is composed of former Rapid Costin Lazar, who was already in his third season in the jersey Hellenes
– Starting this season coached by Huub Stevens is the former coach of Schalke 04
– Last year was eliminated Rapid Vienna in the play-off Europa League, which meant a financial loss matters to them