Ten points separate Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen

Barring a late collapse in form, Schalke are set to join the big boys in the Champions League.

Last season they made it to the semi-finals of the competition- and a strong finish this year

would guarantee European football for "The Miners."

Unfortunately for their Bundesliga opponents, Champions League glory is but a pipe dream for Leverkusen

Boss Robin Dutt is trying to keep faith- but fans know that they should start making plans for next season.


The team must not lose its optimism. They cannot lose their mentality towards daily results. They have to keep working towards their goal and their goal is still two-tiered. It is the short-term here and now, and the other are the mid-term to long-term goals. You must not give them up."

Schalke will play Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.