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Jefferson Farfan fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Schalke 04 3 (4)-(2) 1 Valencia.Assist on the goal came from Hans Sarpei.
Juan Mata fouled by Sergio Escudero, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Navarro.
Mario Gavranovic takes a shot.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Oliveira. Facundo Costa delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save made by Manuel Neuer.
Shot by Jefferson Farfan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Gavranovic by Miguel Ricardo Costa. Gonzalez Raul restarts play with the free kick.
Juan Mata takes the outswinging corner, Close range effort by David Navarro goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jeremy Mathieu takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken by Sergio Escudero from the left by-line, clearance made by David Navarro.
Jeremy Mathieu is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Jeremy Mathieu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jefferson Farfan. Atsuto Uchida takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Jefferson Farfan.
Hans Sarpei on for Peer Kluge.
Mario Gavranovic has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.
Benedikt Howedes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata. Free kick crossed by Facundo Costa, save by Vicente Guaita.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Raul by David Navarro. Sergio Escudero takes the free kick.
Jefferson Farfan challenges Jeremy Mathieu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vicente Guaita takes the direct free kick.
Julian Draxler comes on in place of Jose Manuel Jurado.
Juan Mata takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Jonas Oliveira replaces Aritz Aduriz.
Foul by Benedikt Howedes on Roberto Soldado, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Juan Mata.
Jefferson Farfan goes into the referee's book.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mario Gavranovic, clearance made by Miguel Ricardo Costa.
Unfair challenge on Kyriakos Papadopoulos by Jeremy Mathieu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Atsuto Uchida.
Shot by Facundo Costa from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Facundo Costa is brought on as a substitute for Ever Banega. Saltor Bruno produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Aritz Aduriz challenges Gonzalez Raul unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jefferson Farfan takes the direct free kick.
Miguel Ricardo Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Gavranovic. Sergio Escudero takes the free kick.
Jeremy Mathieu is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sergio Escudero.
The ball is swung over by Jefferson Farfan, Miguel Ricardo Costa makes a clearance.
Sergio Escudero fouled by Roberto Soldado, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.
Roberto Soldado is brought on as a substitute for Hernandez Pablo. Foul by Aritz Aduriz on Christoph Metzelder, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Jose Manuel Jurado has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Sanchez Joaquin is caught offside. Sergio Escudero restarts play with the free kick.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos on for Joel Matip.
Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Foul by Saltor Bruno on Gonzalez Raul, free kick awarded. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.
Aritz Aduriz takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Effort from close in by Juan Mata goes wide left of the target.
Hernandez Pablo takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Mario Gavranovic grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Schalke 04 2 (3)-(2) 1 Valencia.Jefferson Farfan provided the assist for the goal.
Jefferson Farfan takes a shot. Save by Vicente Guaita.
Mario Gavranovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ever Banega. Free kick taken by Mehmet Topal.
Caution for Sergio Escudero. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Sergio Escudero. Miguel Ricardo Costa takes the free kick.
Jose Manuel Jurado challenges Mehmet Topal unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Navarro takes the direct free kick.
Saltor Bruno concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Manuel Jurado. Sergio Escudero takes the direct free kick.
Jefferson Farfan scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Schalke 04 1 (2)-(2) 1 Valencia.David Navarro challenges Mario Gavranovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Christoph Metzelder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aritz Aduriz. Direct free kick taken by David Navarro.
Shot by Juan Mata from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Jose Manuel Jurado concedes a free kick for a foul on Ever Banega. Vicente Guaita takes the direct free kick.
Miguel Ricardo Costa challenges Mario Gavranovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jefferson Farfan, clearance made by Mehmet Topal.
Foul by Ever Banega on Peer Kluge, free kick awarded. Sergio Escudero takes the direct free kick.
Booking for Peer Kluge. Peer Kluge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hernandez Pablo. Direct free kick taken by Ever Banega.
Corner taken right-footed by Jefferson Farfan to the near post, David Navarro makes a clearance.
David Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Raul. Jose Manuel Jurado delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Miguel Ricardo Costa.
The ball is crossed by Jefferson Farfan.
Gonzalez Raul has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Manuel Jurado from the left by-line, Mehmet Topal makes a clearance.
Aritz Aduriz takes a shot. Blocked by Christoph Metzelder.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Saltor Bruno by Jose Manuel Jurado. Saltor Bruno takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Christoph Metzelder on Saltor Bruno. Saltor Bruno takes the free kick.
Mario Gavranovic fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Jefferson Farfan, Header by Gonzalez Raul from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Miguel Ricardo Costa finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Schalke 04 0 (1)-(2) 1 Valencia.The assist for the goal came from Mehmet Topal.
Gonzalez Raul is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mehmet Topal takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Saltor Bruno.
Mario Gavranovic takes a shot. Save by Vicente Guaita.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Manuel Jurado, save made by Vicente Guaita.
Juan Mata decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken by Juan Mata, Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sanchez Joaquin. Jeremy Mathieu produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Jefferson Farfan from the right by-line, clearance by Ever Banega.
Ever Banega concedes a free kick for a foul on Peer Kluge. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jefferson Farfan, Miguel Ricardo Costa makes a clearance.
Foul by Juan Mata on Joel Matip, free kick awarded. Peer Kluge takes the free kick.
Sergio Escudero produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Gonzalez Raul by Ever Banega results in a free kick. Benedikt Howedes takes the direct free kick.
Defeat not an option for Raul
Schalke striker Raul wants to hear the Champions League anthem again after Wednesday's clash with Valencia at the Arena AufSchalke.
The 33-year-old, who became the competition's all-time top scorer with 69 goals thanks to his strike in the 1-1 draw between the two sides in Spain, faces the prospect of never playing in the competition again if Schalke go out.
The Royal Blues would need a miracle to qualify for the competition again next season, given their poor Bundesliga form, which is why Raul desperately wants to ensure he gets more Champions League action this season.
"Whenever I hear the Champions League theme music, I get goosebumps," he said on his club's website.
"It would be a great success for Schalke to be one of the best eight clubs in Europe.
"You never know, it could be my last Champions League game, but the special relationship between Raul and the Champions League will last forever, no matter what happens."
However, Raul knows the tie is far from over, despite Schalke having the slight advantage of having scored an away goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg.
"There are still 90 minutes to be played, despite our small advantage, in which they can turn things around," he added.
"They are even more dangerous away from home."
The future of Schalke manager Felix Magath could also depend on his side matching their best ever European achievement of reaching the quarter-finals.
Given their worrying Bundesliga form, Magath is under pressure to continue delivering the goods in Europe, although he has shrugged off claims he will not last until the end of the season.
"I am not worried about my job," he said.
Since the first-leg draw, Valencia have recorded two wins, a draw and a defeat in La Liga, leaving them in third spot and with a healthy four-point advantage over fourth-placed Villarreal.
Both of those league wins came away from the Mestalla, which should give Los Che encouragement for the trip to Germany, but coach Unai Emery admits they need to improve on both those performances if they are to have a chance of ousting Schalke.
Los Che defeated Athletic Bilbao and Real Mallorca 2-1 on their travels but needed to fight back from deficits in both games.
Emery said on his personal website: "To eliminate Schalke we must improve on aspects of our play in the last two games in Bilbao and Mallorca. The victories do not hide the defects, and we know that Schalke will not let us get away with mistakes either in defence or attack."
Valencia midfielder Tino Costa added: "We know how important this game is. We're coming off a win in Mallorca, which was important, and now we're really looking forward to the match.
"We know that it's going to be very tough but we're very focused and up for the game."
Emery has taken a 23-man squad with him to Gelsenkirchen, with Chori Dominguez and Miguel Brito the only players missing.
Schalke are still without striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is injured, while full-back Lukas Schmitz is suspended.
Farfan double ensures Schalke progression
Jefferson Farfan struck twice as Schalke fought back from an early deficit to earn a 3-1 win which ensured their progression through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Valencia.
Valencia, having drawn the first leg 1-1 at home, needed just 17 minutes to cancel out Schalke's away goal when Ricardo Costa headed them in front at the Arena AufSchalke, but the home side turned things around with two goals either side of half-time.
Farfan drew the hosts level with a brilliant 25-yard free-kick in the 40th minute before Mario Gavranovic netted seven minutes into the second half with an effort that sneaked in after hitting both posts.
Then, after Valencia had missed a number of chances to get back into the game and Gavranovic had hit the woodwork twice more, Schalke sealed the victory and their qualification when Farfan netted their third deep into injury-time.
Schalke came into the game in disappointing form and with question marks over the long-term future of coach Felix Magath, and the Gelsenkirchen outfit's fans must have feared things would get even worse as Valencia started well.
In the eighth minute Los Che defender Jeremy Mathieu saw a shot deflected just wide, and then nine minutes later the visitors got themselves in front.
Mehmet Topal did well down the left before firing in a fiercely-struck cross that Costa did well to head past Manuel Neuer at his near post.
Schalke striker Raul had a chance to cancel that goal out almost immediately but he headed wide, and soon after that Valencia almost made it 2-0 but Christoph Metzelder did well to block Aritz Aduriz's effort.
The Royal Blues looked set to go into the break still trailing but, with five minutes to go, they were handed a chance to draw level when they won a free-kick just outside the area.
It was a dangerous position, and Farfan made the most of it as he curled a superb free-kick into the top corner past Vicente Guaita, who got a fingertip to the ball but could not keep it out.
That was a huge boost for Schalke going into the interval, and it got better at the start of the second half as they took the lead.
Guaita could only push a cross down to Farfan inside the area, and although the Valencia goalkeeper managed to save the Schalke goalscorer's resulting shot, the ball fell perfectly for Gavranovic, whose effort hit the inside of the near post, rolled across the line and hit the far post as well before going in.
That goal set Schalke on their way to the last eight, but they had to survive some nervy moments before the end.
Within four minutes of Gavranovic's goal Aduriz had two great chances to score, but he fired his first into the side netting with Neuer out of position and then, after being put clean through, he was denied by a brilliant save by the Schalke goalkeeper and captain.
Tino Costa then missed another good opening for Valencia while Neuer was called into action again to save a Juan Mata shot.
Valencia could not force an equaliser though, and Schalke twice came close to killing the game off late on when Gavranovic hit the woodwork on separate occasions.
The first saw his thunderous drive deflected onto the near post by Guaita, and he then saw a brilliant 35-yard lob hit the Valencia crossbar with Guaita struggling.
Schalke were celebrating a third goal late on though as Farfan broke away before dinking the ball over Guaita to settle the contest.
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