The German side coached by Felix Magath is in better form...They have managed to move out of the relegation zone...and Raul has found the way to the opposition net...
In the Bundesliga, Neuer and his teammates now have 13 points from 13 matches. 7 of these points came in the last 3 games. Raul has scored 5 goals over the course of these 3 encounters (one hattrick and a brace). Huntelaar and Raul have scored 7 of the last 9 goals on the league.
3 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats; 19 goals scored and 19 conceded. 19 goals including 7 forr Huntelaar, 6 for Raul, 2 for Edu, 1 for Farfan, Jones, Rakitic, Metzelder. The team has also shored up its defence. They have, in effect, only conceded 3 goals in the last 5 matches in comparison to 16 during the first 8!
Schalke 04 are 21 points behind the leaders Dortmund, 14 from Mayence and 12 behind third placed Leverkusen.
In the German Cup, Neuer and his partners will play in the last 16 on the 21st of December against Augsburg.
In the Champions League, 2 home wins (Benfica 2-0 and Hapoël 3-1) ; one 0-0 draw away to Hapoël and a 1-0 defeat away to OL. 7 points, 5 goals scored and 2 conceded. Raul 2 goals, Farfan, Huntelaar, Jurado.
Raul now has a total of 70 goals to his name in Europe of which 68 came with Real Madrid. He has played 142 European matches including 138 with Madrid.