If Schalke 04 wants to keep pace with the German Bundesliga’s top teams, it will have to find a way to beat lowly Hoffenheim at home on Friday.
Schalke most recently suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to FC Augsburg, but will have a chance to rebound quickly against 17th-place Hoffenheim at Veltins-Arena.
The top three teams in Germany’s top flight gain an automatic ticket into next year’s UEFA Champions League group stage, and Schalke currently sits five points behind third-place Hertha Berlin.
Meanwhile, Nice-Montpellier kicks off in Ligue 1, and Nice will likely need all three points to maintain its fifth-place position over the weekend.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule below):
2:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go/Fox Soccer 2Go — Schalke 04 vs. Hoffenheim
FRENCH LIGUE 1
2:30 p.m. — beIN Sports en Español/beIN Sports Connect — Nice vs. Montpellier
ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
2:45 p.m. — beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports Connect — Birmingham City vs. Cardiff City
SPANISH SEGUNDA DIVISION
2:30 p.m. — beIN Sports Connect — Elche vs. Córdoba
SCOTTISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
2:45 p.m. — Fox Soccer 2Go/Fox Soccer Plus – Greenock Morton vs. Raith Rovers