Schalke know they have to defeat Basel at the Veltins Arena in order to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Schalke coach Jens Keller disputed the colour of the card given to Julian Korb in his side's 2-1 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng hailed a dream FIFA World Cup draw that could see him face his brother Jerome.
Hoffenheim roared into the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal with a 3-1 win at fellow top-flight side Schalke.
Steaua Bucharest coach Laurentiu Reghecampf had no complaints after his side's 0-0 draw against Schalke on Tuesday.
Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes said they can cope with the pressure following their draw at Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Champions League.
Schalke's UEFA Champions League qualification hopes hang in the balance following a 0-0 draw at Steaua Bucharest.
Timo Hildebrand has been ruled out of Schalke's UEFA Champions League tie against Steaua Bucharest with a hip injury.
Germany midfielder Julian Draxler has hinted at a close-season move to Arsenal after reports linked him with a switch to the Premier League.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has urged Kevin De Bruyne to leave Chelsea and says he would love to see the midfielder join Schalke.