GELSENKIRCHEN - Schalke 04
striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will miss the Champions League round
of 16 second leg against Valencia on Wednesday after failing to
recover from a knee injury, coach Felix Magath said on Tuesday.
Huntelaar, who has not scored this year in any competition,
has injured his knee ligaments and missed his team's last two
"He is making progress but is not yet fit enough to play,"
Magath told reporters.
Schalke will have to rely on Spanish striker Raul, who
scored in the 1-1 draw at Valencia.
"It would be far too dangerous to sit back and play for a
goalless draw," Magath told reporters. "One careless moment
towards the end and it could all be lost," the 57-year-old
Raul has scored a record 69 goals in the Champions League,
mainly for his former club Real Madrid.
"I expect Valencia to be even more dangerous than in the
first leg," the 33-year-old said. "We have a small advantage but
they have the quality to turn this tie around."
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