The history books are stacked in Schalke's favour ahead of Saturday's visit of Hertha Berlin
The history books are stacked in Schalke's favour ahead of Saturday's visit of Hertha Berlin
Bundesliga

Hertha hurdle for Schalke debutant Di Matteo

Gelsenkirchen - All eyes will be on new FC Schalke 04 boss Roberto Di Matteo when he steps out in the Bundesliga for the first time against Hertha Berlin on Saturday (kick-off 16:30 GMT/18:30 CET).

bundesliga.com looks ahead to the Italian's debut night at the helm of the underperforming Royal Blues...

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Possible line-ups:

Schalke: Fährmann - Uchida, Höwedes, Neustädter, Fuchs - Höger, K.-P. Boateng - Choupo-Moting, M. Meyer, Draxler - Huntelaar

Hertha: Kraft - Pekarik, Heitinga, Lustenberger, N. Schulz - Hosogai, Skjelbred - Beerens, Stocker, Haraguchi - Kalou

Schalke legend Raul played his final game and scored his final goal for the club in a 4-0 win against Hertha back in April 2012. Relive the highlights of that emotional day below, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: