The man labeled as 'Fußballgott' by the adoring Bayern Munich fans has truly cemented his status as an all-time great, at the heart of the Bavarians' historic treble win and, of course, Germany winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The former Olympic hopeful in skiing is a shining example of perseverance and heart, after having been a 'nearly man' for so long, none more so than in a disastrous 2012 campaign which saw failure at both club and national level - The image of a bleeding, bruised and battered Bastian Schweinsteiger finally carrying his beloved Germany to victory tells you all you need to know about this modern football legend.
It's make or break time in Group G of this season's UEFA Champions League. Bundesliga side Schalke currently sit in third place, two points off a qualification spot with the last game to play. Maribor are bottom, but a win will spell Europa League qualification. Read below, for the preview.