Struggling in mid-table, Schalke now face high-flying rivals Borussia Dortmund. But in the biggest derby in the Bundesliga, the form book goes out of the window.
Hertha Berlin aren't chasing silverware themselves, but have played a significant role at the Bundesliga summit. On Saturday, they have a final chance to influence the title race when Borussia Dortmund visit the capital.
Even without Axel Witsel, Mario Götze and Paco Alcacer, Borussia Dortmund found something from somewhere to seal an epic comeback that sends them top in the tightest of title races. Marco Reus proved the hero again.
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke were all humbled by Premier League opposition in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. For the English sides, it's their time. For the Bundesliga, there's no need to panic.
With nine games to go in the season, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have the same points total. But one look at their respective games on matchday 25 shows how different these two sides are.
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