Scorers: Schalke 04—Julian Draxler 26’, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (pen) 53’
Montpellier—Karim Aït-Fana 13’, Souleymane Camara 90’,
Garry Bocaly (Sent Off)
Recap: Wednesday’s visitors got off to an incredible start through a goal courtesy of Karim Aït-Fana, but were left dumbstruck by the brilliance of Julian Draxler, who rounded the Montpellier ‘keeper to finish with ease. It was then Draxler who earned the hosts a penalty, which Klaas-Jan Huntelaar lashed home in comfortable fashion before a late Camara curler salvaged a point for the Ligue 1 champions.
Attack of the Drax: Julian Draxler may be just 19 years old, but the prodigy is already living up to his potential and was a driving force for Die Knappen on Wednesday, at the very core of everything that was working for the hosts. Daunted by the big stage, this kid is not.
Where It Leaves Them: Montpellier are undoubtedly the happier of the two sides after rescuing their first point of the European season, while Schalke can be upset at the fact that they are now two points behind Arsenal, who head Group B with six of their own.
Up Next: In a Group B match of epic proportions, Schalke travel to the Emirates Stadium next, while Montpellier have the fairly easier task of hosting Olympiakos.