Champions League Group Stage
Schalke 3-1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
First up was a trip to Gelsenkirchen, the home town of Schalke 04. The ground is a good 25 minute tram journey out of the town centre. A good place to stop off en-route for a beer, which I did, is one of the supporters bars near to the old ground. The Glückauf-Kampfbahn was used up until 1973, when Schalke moved to the Park Stadium before moving to the current Arena AufSchalke in 2001. Only the main stand remains as this is a listed building and cannot be demolished.