Last Updated: 24/04/11 2:32pm
Schalke qualify for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time after they out-thought and out-played Inter from start to finish. Inter's diamond tactic was flawed from the start and despite Samuel Eto'o's best efforts to work a comeback, Schalke's defence was outstanding. Raul was again superb with a goal and an assist as Schalke now prepare for an eagerly awaited clash with Manchester United.
Raul takes a quick free-kick as Schalke pass the ball back to defence with one minute added time to be played.
Eto'o wants a penalty but the referee gives nothing after Howedes' challenge as Inter's heart has disappeared with Nagamoto easily losing possession.
Jurado is replaced by Lukas Schmitz as Schalke look to see out the rest of the tie as easily as possible.
Inter have crumbled despite Eto'o's best efforts but Matip wins the ball back and Schalke now look comfortable in possession.
GOAL! Schalke 2 Inter Milan 1. Howedes puts the icing on the cake as he blasts a superb shot past Julio Cesar after being played through by Raul. Brilliant move and it's goodnight from the AufSchalke Arena.
Schalke again defend superbly and the home fans are getting noisier as the semi-finals is seemingly just ten minutes away.
Papadopoulos clears Maicon's cross into the box as Draxler earns his first touch and holds up play well for Schalke.
Sneijder's effort bends over the wall to send Neuer scrambling but the ball drifts inches past the German's post.
Eto'o wins a free-kick from 30 yards out as Inter must surely score here to stand any chance of qualifying from the tie.
Maicon again fails to cross beyond the first man as Inter are forced to start play from the back with Julio Cesar.
Eto'o is brilliant as he whips the ball around the park but Inter cannot make anything of it as Eto'o is forced to shoot from range and curls an effort wide of goal.
Inter want a penalty but the referee dismisses their protests after Metzelder cleared a Maicon cross.
Miltio comes alive with a shot from outside the area but he cannot get on top of the ball and it blasts into the crowd.
Maicon seems to have hurt his neck from the header, as Inter are lucky not to concede again after Papadopoulos fouls Julio Cesar in the box.
Neuer claims the ball well from Zanetti's cross and throws out far to Edu who forces Maicon to head behind for a corner.
Matip wins the header from the corner but the ball flies over the crossbar as Schalke now start to re-gain the attacking threat.
Sneijder tries a crafty through ball to Eto'o but Schalke defend well as Inter then have to defend at the other end as Lucio makes a good sliding tackle on Jurado.
Sarpei does well to defend against Maicon before Eto'o wins a header in the box but cannot direct his attempt on target.
Maicon tries an ambitious fall to earn a free-kick but the referee isn't buying the defender's claims as Metzelder clears well to stop Milito from breaking.
Schalke have responded excellently since the goal and earn their fourth corner in three minutes, with Howedes putting the ball in the net before offside is given against the defender.
Motta cynically takes out Jurado and takes a yellow card for the Inter team after Schalke were looking to break.
Inter look a much more solid team in the second half as Sneijder plays a neat pass to Eto'o who is closed down just in time by Metzelder.
Julio Cesar takes down Alexander Baumjohann in the box but nothing is given as the Inter goalkeeper grimaces in pain.
Nagatomo does well on the touchlines as Inter spray the ball around well before Uchida regains possession with Schalke playing much slower now.
Eto'o runs offside to collect Sneijder's pass but Leonardo will be pleased with the way Inter have started the second half with seemingly more attacking creativity.
From kick-off Edu bombs into Inter's penalty area but concedes a goal kick. A very energetic start to the second half.
GOAL! Schalke 1 Inter Milan 1. Howedes concedes a corner from Milito and Sneijder's corner falls to Lucio whose header is poked in by Motta.
Sir Alex Ferguson is in the stands and if Schalke continue their fine form then the Man United manager will be quite concerned about the German outfit in the semi-finals.
Sneijder's free-kick from 25 yards is poor as Joel Matip clears before Sneijder's cross to Maicon is wide.
Milto goes down but the referee awards nothing as the Argentine looks to be falling a little too easily at the AufSchalke Arena.
Karl Druwe writes: "Fairly impressive stuff from Schalke so far. I hope Man U don't underestimate this lot like they did with Bayer Leverkusen all those seasons ago. Yes they probably have got the better part of the draw, but Raul and Metzelder have experience at this level. Any team turning over Inter can't be taken for weak competition."
HALF TIME. Schalke 1 Inter 0 (Agg 6-2). Inter's comeback could not have started worse as their lack of attacking threat was hurt even furthur by Raul's sublime finish. Can Inter salvage even a good performance from the match? Send your e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
GOAL! Schalke 1 Inter 0. The tie must surely be over as Raul does brilliantly after receiving the ball before skinning Julio Cesar and slotting the ball into the net for his 71st Champions League goal.
Sneijder's corner is cleared again and Neuer commands the ball from a cross back in the box by Stankovic.
Maicon concedes a foul on Edu as Schalke look to finish a relatively comfortable first half with their lead still as it was before the game.
As I write that, Stankovic launches a beautiful ball into Maicon who makes contact with his foot and pushes the ball wide when a header could have really troubled Neuer
Inter are in dissarray as another attack breaks down with Schalke's defence dealing with the Italian side comfortably.
Stankovic unleashes a furious shot at Neuer who is at his best to tip the ball wide in Inter's best chance of the match.
Uchida wants a corner but a goal-kick is given as Leonardo relentlessly gestates to his side on the touchline.
Sneijder shoots from the free-kick but Schalke clear for Nagatomo to again shoot through the entire Schalke team with is effort blazing over the bar.
Metzelder fouls Milito and a free-kick is given to the outrage of the home fans as Miltio complains to the referee about persistent tackle against him
Lucio earns the ball well against Raul despite looking considerably fired up which will give some minor concern to Leonardo.
Jurado forces Ranocchia into a fine block as Raul and Lucio tangle in the penalty area with the referee awarding nothing.
Eto'o charges at Howedes but Schalke easily deal with Inter's talisman as the visitors' diamond formation looks fruitless against the German side.
Metzelder could have easly been booked for a foul on Diego Milito but Stankovic's free-kick is cleared well by Benedikt Howedes.
Dejan Stankovic earns another corner as Inter continue to ask questions of the Inter defence, but Eto'o fouls Neuer to give Schalke a free-kick.
Javier Zanetti is full of smart passing but Schalke's defence is strong and breaking down every Inter attack currently.
Inter defend the free-kick well as Edu's drive is cleared by Lucio, with Inter desperately trying to re-gain a foothold in the tie.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos is fouled by Ranocchia on the edge of the penalty area and Raul lines up the free-kick.
It's congested in the Schalke box as Sneijder tries to find Eto'o but his chip is met easily by Neuer.
Raul does about 300 turns in the box but eventually concedes a foul after four Inter defenders are forced to stop the Spanish striker.
Raul makes space in the penalty area but his header on goal is not powerful enough to trouble Julio Cesar.
Schalke pass the ball around brilliantly to Inter's frustration with the visitors' lack of width looking a worrying issue.
Inter play some neat football between Eto'o, Sneijder and Nagatomo but Schalke just about clear the ball as the visitors start to camp further up the pitch.
Sarpei dispossesses Maicon and wins the ball for Schalke who have started the game strongly to Leonardo's frustration on the touchline.
Samuel Eto'o charges in the Schalke half and finds Maicon whose cross is dreadful and flies over Neuer's goal.
Atsudo Uchida and Yuto Nagatomo clash with the Inter midfielder defending well and preventing a corner against his Japanese team-mate.
Manuel Neuer catches a shot from Sneijder before Stankovic fouls the Schalke keeper and concedes a free-kick.
Raul and Lucio have some words after a challenge and the referee is forced to cookl things down between the two.
Wesley Sneijder is playing quite deep as he looks to win the ball and start the attacks for Inter, before Schalke win an early corner from Jose Manuel Jurado.
Sky Bet put both Schalke and Inter 13/8 to win the match at full time, with a draw avaliable at 23/10. For those plotting a cheeky punt on Inter qualifying, a 4-0 victory for the Italians is avaliable at 66/1.
Schalke are without the suspended Jefferson Farfan, who picked up a yellow card in the San Siro, while Christoph Metzelder returns from a broken nose. Inter welcome back Lucio, who was sorely missed in the first leg through suspension, and he replaces Christian Chivu as the Romanian is suspended following his dismissal in the San Siro.
Schalke 04: Neuer, Uchida, Metzelder, Howedes, Sarpei, Baumjohann, Matip, Papadopoulos, Jurado, Raul, Edu. Subs: Schober, Plestan, Hao, Schmitz, Charisteas, Karimi, Draxler.
Inter Milan: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Ranocchia, Lucio, Nagatomo, Motta, Stankovic, Zanetti, Sneijder, Eto'o, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Cordoba, Kharja, Cambiasso, Materazzi, Pandev, Coutinho.
Welcome to live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Schalke and inter Milan at the Arena AufSchalke. Schalke have been the surprise package of this year's competition and they are on course for a meeting with Man United in the semi-finals after they battered Inter 5-2 at the San Siro last week. The German side have never lost a European tie after winning the first leg away from home and Inter have just one victory on their travels in the tournament this term. Could we witness a remarkable comeback in Germany tonight? Send all your e-mails on the night's game to email@example.com .