Police tightened up security due to the behaviour of Schalke fans during February's derby at Dortmund.
Some Schalke supporters are planning to boycott next month's derby with local rivals Borussia Dortmund because of a reduced ticket allocation and restrictions on their movement.
Dortmund are due to host this season's first Revierderby on Nov.
ESPN FC crew discuss the shocking omissions and inclusions from the reported leaked list of nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or. Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says it would be scandalous if the leaked Ballon d'Or shortlist -- which did not feature Gianluigi Buffon -- proved accurate.
Spain's Mundo Deportivo published a long-list of 59 names it claims are in the running for FIFA's prestigious annual award.
While the likes of David Ospina, Christian Atsu and Massimo Luongo are present, Buffon is not.
The Juventus goalkeeper only found out about his potential exclusion from the morning newspapers in Italy, and released
Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel says his side is simply a step behind Bayern Munich, after Pep Guardiola's men beat their rivals 5-1 in the Bundesliga this week.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says there's no hope for anyone else in the German league; Bayern Munich are in a league of their own.
Let's take a moment to chart UConn's enormous global reach in women's basketball. We start in Europe. Who would have guessed Elena Delle Donne's first chance to help Geno Auriemma win a game would come in Girona, Spain, in 2015? The USA Basketball Women's National Team opened its European tour
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol discuss the recent England call-ups of Danny Ings and Dele Alli. While Nicol understands Ings' inclusion, he cannot quite understand Alli's. England manager Roy Hodgson caused a bit of stir when he called up 19-year-old Dele Alli to his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania this month.