Sergio Ramos ruled out for five weeks

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will be out of action for five weeks, manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday. Spain international Ramos, 28, suffered a torn hamstring in Wednesday's 2-1 La Liga win over Sevilla and limped off after just nine minutes. "Sergio's injury is a serious one. He'll be out for

Schalke move above Borussia Monchengladbach with 1-0 win

Schalke rose above Borussia Monchengladbach into third place in the Bundesliga on Friday night with a 1-0 win over Lucien Favre's men at the Arena AufSchalke. Tranquillo Barnetta extended the Royal Blues' unbeaten start to 2015 and inflicted the first defeat on Gladbach since the turn of the year with Roberto

Matija Nastatic ‘close’ to joining Schalke 04

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is near to a move to Schalke, according to the German club's general manager. The 21-year-old Serbia international is out of favour at City under Manuel Pellegrini, having not made a Premier League appearance this season. Horst Heldt told sources: "We are negotiating back and forth, that's

Matija Nastasic could leave Manchester City

Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic is looking to leave the City of Manchester Stadium, with Bundesliga side Schalke strongly linked with the player, sources say. Nastasic's move could be either be on loan or a permanent transfer, with the deal likely to take place in this month’s transfer window. The Serbia international,

Chelsea qualify top of Champions League Group G

Chelsea maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions League this season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, and in doing so sent the Portuguese side out of the competition. The Blues players fighting for a regular starting place impressed at Stamford Bridge, with Andre Schurrle and John Obi Mikel

Chelsea see off ‘Schalke 0-5’

Chelsea blew Schalke away - dominating throughout and eventually running out clear 5-0 winners. John Terry rose to nod home a corner supplied by Cesc Fabregas inside 60 seconds to silence the Veltins Arena. Willian added a second and, when Jan Kirchhoff headed in an own goal two minutes before

Schalke’s Draxler wanted Arsenal move

Schalke star Julain Draxler has admitted that he wanted to join Arsenal last January during an impromptu interview with ArsenalFanTV presenter Moh Haider. Haider asked the Schalke star three simple questions to which he was surprisingly forthcoming, though very brief with his answers. The questions were, “Was there any truth in the

Draxler keen on Schalke stay

Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler insists he has no desire to leave the Veltins-Arena in the off-season and believes he will still be at the club next season. The highly-rated attacker is the youngest ever player to reach a 100 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke and also already has 10 caps for his

It is Arsenal against Bayern Munich in Champions League Round of 16

  Arsenal have been drawn against current holders Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Manchester City have been paired against Barcelona. 2012 winners,Chelsea face Galatasaray and Manchester United will meet Greek side Olympiakos. Other pairings see Real Madrid face Schalke, Zenit St Petersburg meet Borussia Dortmund,Bayer Leverkusen face Paris

Schalke suffer double injury blow

German club, Schalke 04 will be without key players Draxler and Hoewedes for the remaining two league games in the year 2013. Captain of the side Benedikt Hoewedes,25 tore his right hamstring in the 2-0 Champions League win over FC Basle, while Draxler tore his left hamstring. Japan defender

Zambrano: “What, Schalke lost?”

Deep inside the Weserstadion, Carlos Zambrano was palpably surprised when informed him that Schalke 04 had just lost at home to VfB Stuttgart. "What, Schalke lost?" he exclaimed, quite taken aback. Had Eintracht Frankfurt won at Werder Bremen, rather than sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw, they would