A sublime performance by Borussia Dortmund saw them beat local rivals Schalke 3-0 in what was a rather one sided game . Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus all netted to give Jurgen Klopp’s men a fourth consecutive win in the league. Despite dominating proceedings since the first minute and boasting of 31 shots in total, Dortmund only managed to find the back of the net after 78 minutes when Mkhitaryan set up Aubameyang for an easy finish. Just a minute later, the Armenian managed to get on the score sheet after a low Gundogan cross from the right flank. To make matters worse for Schalke, a mistake from keeper Wellenreuther, who had a brilliant game until then, led to the third goal of the afternoon. Here are some of the major talking points from the game: 1) Mkhitaryan finally scores! After going over 1000 minutes without scoring or assisting, Henrikh Mkhitaryan managed to do both in yesterday’s game. […]
Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:30 CET (8:00pm IST) ***** The biggest game of the German football calendar has arrived! The Revierderby or the Ruhrderby has been fiercely fought on and off the field by both sides across the years, and with a lot at stake this time as well, it looks to be a cracking encounter once more. Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo summed it up perfectly before before the 146th encounter between the two sides, “It is a game that will be dominated by the emotions – it will be a game full of passion and tactics”. Team news, tactics and lineup Dortmund On a three game winning streak for the first time this season, the home side will be energized in prospect of avenging the 2-1 loss to Schalke on Matchday 6 earlier this season. Despite being 12th in the table and a loss to Juventus on Tuesday, […]
Matchday 6 in the Bundesliga saw Borussia Dortmund lose the Revierderby, VfB Stuttgart get their first win, and Hamburg score their first goal. Schalke Defeat Dortmund in Revierderby The Revierderby is one of the fiercest rivalries in Germany, a battle of wills between rival cities in the heart of German coal country. As Schalke and Dortmund have consistently finished near the top of the Bundesliga in recent years, it’s also become an assertion of dominance. But if this year’s Revierderby is anything to go by, BVB are in serious trouble. The loss was not only a dent to their ego, but meant that they slipped further down the table to 12th place after a 2-1 loss in Gelsenkirchen. Last year, BVB won this fixture, 3-1, thanks to goals from Sahin, Blaszczykowski, and Aubameyang. Two of those three are injured at the moment, and Klopp’s ramshackle side was filled with players newly returned from injury and those unaccustomed to playing together. […]
Matchday 27 in the Bundesliga will go down in history as the day Bayern won the fastest title in history, but it also saw Dortmund and Schalke fight out the Revierderby.
Tuesday's Revierderby will be a fierce clash of rivals, but may also bring out the uglier side of fan culture.