Gelsenkirchen: After a stunning 5-2 away win over Inter Milan, the roles will be reversed in Wednesday's return match with Schalke now the heavy favorite to reach the Champions League semifinals and the title holder going in as underdog.
But Inter hasn't given up hope of pulling off the improbable, despite needing to win by four goals to advance.
"I continue to be optimistic. Our goals haven't changed," Inter's Brazilian coach Leonardo said. "Anything is possible.