In recent years, as they’ve battled at the top of the league, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have forged a rivalry that’s become one of Germany’s fiercest, and has even been dubbed Der Klassiker in homage to Spain’s “El Clasico”.
But, as die-hard Dortmund fans will attest, Bayern are far from the club’s most hated rivals.
That honour belongs to Schalke.
Schalke vs Dortmund, also known as the Revierderby as both clubs are based in the Ruhr region, which is colloquially known as Revier, is arguably Germany’s most heated derby, and frequently features in a list of the world’s most hotly-contested rivalries.
Dortmund have edged the rivalry in recent years, but Schalke have the better overall record in the Revierderby. The previous meeting this season ended in a goalless draw at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, with the two teams set to resume hostilities on Saturday.
Which side will come out on top?
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