Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng will not be having his pregnant fiancÃ©e Melissa Satta in the stands when Schalke face Borussia Dortmund in the big clash on Tuesday.
The Italian model is due to deliver in three weeks and thus has been adviced to minimize her public appearances.
Boateng is used to having â€˜the love of his lfeâ€™ inÂ the stands for support especially for the big games.
But the Ghanaian is more than happy to do away with Sattaâ€™s support this time around in order to keep his unborn child safe and healthy.
"The derby is too much and too loud for Melissa and the baby,â€ Boateng said.
â€œShe looks rather be at home on the sofa.Â We need to take care of the little one.â€
Schalke are just a point behind second-placed Dortmund going into Tuesdayâ€™s clash.