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.
Borussia Dortmund have completed a deal to sign 19-year-old Argentine centre-back Leonardo Balerdi. Elsewhere, Düsseldorf have plumped for a new keeper, while Köln have pulled off a coup.
Borussia Dortmund remain unbeaten 14 games into the Bundesliga season, toppling Schalke 2-1 in the Revierderby. The away win keeps BVB a comfortable nine points ahead of Bayern at the top of the table.
If last season is anything to go by, the upcoming derby between league leaders Borussia Dortmund and struggling rivals Schalke should be a thriller. This could prove Dortmund's sternest test since Bayern visited.
A classy strike from English teenager Jadon Sancho settled the 177th Revierderby in Borussia Dortmund's favor. The still unbeaten visitors had to overcome adversity against struggling rivals Schalke.
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