Video: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gets six-match ban for this horrendous tackle
Schalke head to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night buoyed not only by their own 1-0 win over Hannover on Saturday, but also Bayern's unexpected 4-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Friday night but they'll be missing their main striker.
No longer are the Bavarians unbeatable and there could hardly be a better time to head to the Allianz Arena with Bayern licking their wounds.
"Even Bayern can lose two games in a row," said Schalke's Marco Hoger on his club's official website.
"We've not looked very good in Munich in recent years and we want to change that on Tuesday."
Fabian Giefer, who kept a clean sheet on his debut in the Schalke goal, says the weekend's results will not have any bearing on Tuesday night, however.
"We all know it's going to be an extremely difficult game," he said. "We've got to be serious and focus on this game.
"Our aim is to play well in Munich and then we'll see after 90 minutes what we get for it."
The Royal Blues will be without striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is suspended following his red card at the weekend.
He got a six-match ban for this reckless tackle:
Schalke's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been given a six-match ban for this foul. Fair punishment? https://t.co/CvJNnWVWq7— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) February 2, 2015