It may have been the most important match of the season, but Saturday's 2-1 Revierderby win over local rivals Borussia Dortmund has already been consigned to the history books.
Schalke now face Maribor in their next major challenge, aware they can take nothing from their back-to-back Bundesliga victories when the Champions League anthem reverberates around the Veltins-Arena on Tuesday night.
"It's obviously never easy to find your focus for a Champions League game when you have just beaten Borussia...
Luka Zahovic salvaged a last-gasp 1-1 draw for Maribor in their opening Group G Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon.
Zahovic, who was born in Portugal, headed home in stoppage time to cancel out a superb strike from Nani in the 79th minute.
The result, Sporting's third successive draw, may be seen as a missed opportunity by both sides given they face tough clashes against Chelsea and Schalke in future Group G games.
Maribor, who beat Zrinjski Mostar, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Celtic in qualifying,...