When Dortmund meet Schalke, the Ruhrpott goes into a state of emergency. You’re either black and yellow or blue and white. Despite everything the clubs have in common. What is it that makes this clash so special?
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.
Schalke and Borussia Dortmund share one of the fiercest rivalries in Germany, but that went a step too far on Saturday. Schalke fans unfurled a banner supporting the man who attacked Dortmund's team bus in March 2017.
While Bayern and Robert Lewandowski continue their revival, Dortmund are finding goals from all over. Nils Petersen was also on the scoresheet to complete a remarkable record while a new American made a fast start.
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