The countdown to the latest instalment of Der Klassiker on Saturday 19 November is already underway. FC Bayern München go into the match at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK sitting pretty at the top of the Bundesliga, but Borussia Dortmund could move to within three points of the record titleholders with a victory.
As ever, bundesliga.com has got every angle covered in the run-up to the game...
Defeat to Dortmund at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK next weekend would not only see Bayern’s lead over Die Schwarz-Gelben cut to just three points, it would also leave the door open for RB Leipzig to leapfrog the Bavarians at the top of the Bundesliga standings. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are leaving nothing to chance.
We have taken a closer look at the two teams’ collective medal haul ahead of Matchday 11. Needless to say, a bumper crop of title winners will go head-to-head at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK at 18:30CET on Saturday.
One of the fiercest fixtures in the Bundesliga calendar, Der Klassiker is a cauldron of emotion for the players that take to the pitch. Here's a look at the Bayern and Dortmund stars who have enjoyed the most success in this high-stakes encounter throughout the years.
From Frank Mill's 'Miss of the Century' to Thomas Müller's first ever Bundesliga goal, Der Klassiker has served up some unforgettable moments down the years.
Watch: Top 10 Klassiker moments
There are not many fixtures in world football that get the juices flowing quite like Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern München. Ahead of Matchday 11's showdown at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, allow bundesliga.com to take you on a trip down Klassiker memory lane...
With so much at stake when Bayern and Dortmund lock horns, it is little wonder that the emotions those involved threaten to boil over at times. Head here for a pictorial look at some of the most memorable Klassikers of yesteryear.
The Bundesliga's record goalscorer, Gerd Müller, is also the man to have registered the most goals in Der Klassiker, but who else made a habit of rising to the occasion in the red of Bayern or the Black and Yellow of Dortmund? Click here for the top 10 Der Klassiker goal machines.
Rarely is there more of a pressure-cooker feel to the dug-out than in Der Klassiker. For some, it is simply too much to stomach, while others rise to the occasion. Follow this link to find out how head coaches past and present have fared in German football's headline fixture.
5 March 2016: Dortmund 0-0 Bayern
4 October 2015: Bayern 5-1 Dortmund
4 April 2015: Dortmund 0-1 Bayern
1 November 2014: Bayern 2-1 Dortmund
12 April 2014: Bayern 0-3 Dortmund