Summary

  • Schalke play host to Leverkusen on Saturday (kick-off 18:30CEST/16:30GMT).
  • The pair are both in the running for a top-four finish and UEFA Champions League qualification.
  • Mascots Brian the Lion and Erwin go head-to-head in a series of crazy challenges.

Feared marksmen Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will contest three points when Bayer 04 Leverkusen travel to FC Schalke 04 on Saturday, but the clubs' mascots - Brian the Lion and Erwin - have already faced off for bragging rights ahead of the Matchday 31 encounter.

The crowd-pleasing duo met for a series of challenges to decide which of them will be strutting proudest on the VELTINS Arena pitch before kick-off on Saturday.

The pair went head-to-head on the basketball court, raced each other around the centre circle and even had a 'dizzy penalty' shoot-out as well as a number of other wacky tests to see who would come out on top.

Find out which of the mascots triumphed in our exclusive video. Why not also check out our gallery of Bundesliga mascots as well?