This is the 17th consecutive season in which Real Madrid have reached the knockout round of the Champions League, the longest run in the history of the competition. They’ve reached the semi-finals in each of the last three seasons but haven’t gone to the final since 2002.
Real Madrid are one of only two teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid.
Bayern Munich are the only German side to have beaten Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the Champions League (1999/00 & 2000/01).
Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 15 Champions League games at the Santiago Bernabeu, drawing the other two. Barcelona are the last team to defeat the Merengues in Madrid (27 April 2011).
Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 32 Champions League games, the longest run in the history of the competition. The last time they failed to find the net was against Barcelona on 27 April 2011 (0-2). They are the top scorers this season (26 goals).
Schalke had never conceded more than four goals in a Champions League game before their first-leg defeat against Real Madrid (1-6).
Each of Schalke’s seven goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the second-half.
Schalke have only scored one goal in three away games in the Champions League this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in his last 25 Champions League games. He is the topscorer in this Champions League season on 11 goals.
Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria have delivered more assists than any other player in the Champions League this season (five apiece).
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored five goals in his last seven Champions League starts.