Summary

  • Huntelaar has played in 11 Revierderbies.
  • He has scored five times against Dortmund - three this season.
  • His penalty earned Schalke a draw on Matchday 29.

A veteran of 11 Bundesliga Revierderbies, there is nobody FC Schalke 04 fans would have liked to see stepping up to the penalty spot with their side a goal down to arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund more than Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

With all the aplomb of a man who has been there and seen it all before, time and time again, the Dutchman calmly converted the penalty he had earned to snatch a 2-2 draw for the Royal Blues and ensure his fifth goal in the local derby, and third this season, meant plenty.

Read: Schalke 2-2 Dortmund - match report

Dortmund were cut down to size with a dose of Dutch courage and Huntelaar certainly did not crack under pressure.