Runners-up Schalke 04 fears before the first leg of the semi-finals in the Champions League against Manchester United on Tuesday further for the use of Benedikt Howedes.
Gelsenkirchen (SID) - Football Championship runners-up Schalke 04 fears before the first leg of the semi-finals in the Champions League against Manchester United on Tuesday (8.45 pm / Sat. 1 and sky) next to the use of Benedikt Howedes. The Defender has to a belly Muskelzerrung.
"At Howedes the decision will fall at the earliest perhaps only after the evening session Tuesday morning." "It was clear that it would be a race against the clock," said coach Ralf Rangnick: "We will take definitely no coated risk." "We have also a replay match."
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, at the 0: 1-defeat against the 1st FC Kaiserslautern was missing because of muscular problems, is available as a possible replacement for Howedes four chain according to Rangnick most likely. Peer Kluge, who had to pause because of an abdominal muskelfaser break is "at least once again a candidate for the squad" according to the trainer.