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The German footballing family is looking forward to Saturday evening as Borussia Dortmund host FC Bayern in a mouth-watering clash at 18.30 CET. The record champions and table-toppers cross swords with the best second-placed side in Bundesliga history: reason enough for to delve into the facts and stats prior to the match.

Goals, goals, goals
Bayern and Dortmund have scored 59 goals each in the current campaign, a best-mark! Both sides also top the rankings when it comes to gilt-edged chances, with BVB setting up 96 and Bayern 95 opportunities. The match features the four players who have been involved in the most goals this season: Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (39) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (38) against Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (36) and Thomas Müller (34). The four have been involved in an extraordinary 147 goals! Read more on the duel between top scorers Lewandowski (23 goals) and Aubameyang (22).

Positive record for FCB
The Bavarians have only lost one of the last seven league encounters with BVB, a 3-0 reverse at the Allianz Arena in April 2014, with four wins and two draws. The overall record is also stacked in favour of the German record champions: in 93 meetings the Reds left the pitch as winners 42 times, losing 23 games, with 28 matches ending in a draw.

Balanced away record
Borussia Dortmund have won 14 of their last 15 Bundesliga home matches. The last visitors to take three points in Dortmund were none other than FC Bayern! In April 2015 the Reds won 1-0 thanks to a Lewandowski goal. The Bavarians' record in Dortmund is even with 14 wins, 14 losses, and 18 games ending in a draw.

18 out of 22
Bayern and Dortmund have clinched 18 of the last 22 German championship titles, with the Bavarians prevailing 13 times to Dortmund's five. In the same period FCB and BVB have been the only teams to boast more than one triumph.

Live in 208 countries
An 81,359 crowd will be watching the game live at the stadium. Needless to say, it is a full house. In Germany the match will be broadcast on Sky. As always, you can follow the clash live in English on Web Radio. The *German clasico*will be broadcast in 208 countries!

Stieler in charge
A good omen? Tobias Stieler will be the man with the whistle for Der Klassiker between Borussia and Bayern. The 34-year-old lawyer has taken charge of 11 matches involving the Reds so far, ten of which ended in a Bayern win, with one draw. The last Bayern match Stieler oversaw was also staged in the Ruhr Valley, a 3-1 victory over Schalke in November 2015. His assistants will be Patrick Ittrich and Sascha Thielert, with Michael Weiner acting as fourth official.


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