It’s win or go home for the Germans tonight in the Champions League. But the effects may be felt long after tonight if they all lose. Both Schalke and Bremen need to win their respective matches to qualify for the next stage of Europe’s top club competition. If they do not win and if things shake out against them in the other matches, they will not be ‘downgraded’ to the UEFA Cup and will join Stuttgart on the elimination side. Not only would the Bundesliga face humiliation, but their failure will mean they may lose a qualification spot in future years if they don’t have enough UEFA Coefficient points. Wins tonight will be great for the teams, but continuation in the continent’s competition, either the CL or UEFA Cup is more important for the league. I’ll recap the action tomorrow on the show. Enjoy the matches.