Holders Inter Milan will have to come up with something extraordinary if they are to overturn a 5-2 home loss to Schalke at the San Siro.
Inter led twice in the first half, but found the scores levelled on both occasions. Dejan Stankovic opened the scoring in just 25 seconds with a breath-taking volley from the centre circle. However, Joel Matip levelled before Diego Milito restored Inter's lead. The lead was cancelled out when Edu equalized to send the teams in at half time with the score at 2-2.
Home fans expecting Inter to step up a gear were disappointed as it was the visitors who did so. Raul, Andrea Ranocchia's own goal and Edu all added three more against Schalke's name as Christian Chivu picked up a red card, capping off a disastrous night for last season's treble winners.