One of the fiercest traditional rivalries in German soccer is Schalke versus Dortmund. The two clubs in the Ruhr region are less than 40 kilometers apart, making local bragging rights all-important. We meet two fans ahead of the derby.
For a while now, 'Der Klassiker' has been held up as Germany's biggest game. But a Ruhr derby that had just about everything threw the form book - and logic - out of the window and proved that this is the real deal.
A Borussia Dortmund career that started so well has ended early for Peter Bosz. From losing runs, through compensation payments to win percentages, these are the numbers that define his struggles.
Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke head into their derby as clubs moving in opposite directions. While Schalke are near the top of the table, Dortmund are mired in a downward spiral.
It was one of the most anticipated matches of the season and it didn't disappoint. After Dortmund took a 4-0 first half lead over their local rivals, Schalke bounced back with four in the second half to earn the draw.
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