Cologne – Prolific goalscorers Roberto Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will go head-to-head on Sunday as FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund meet in Der Klassiker (kick-off 17:30 CEST/15:30 GMT).

History

Top facts

  • No team has picked up more points (21) or had a better goal difference (+20) than Bayern have now after seven games of a Bundesliga season.
  • Of the four previous teams to have won their opening seven matches only one went on to lift the Bundesliga title.
  • Dortmund are unbeaten after seven games of a season for only the third time in the club's history.
  • Robert Lewandowski is on course to break Gerd Müller's record of 40 goals in a single season. Should he continue finding the net at his current rate, the Bayern forward will tally 48 goals in 2015/16.
  • With Aubameyang having scored nine, it is only the second time in Bundesliga history two players have at least nine goals after seven games (1977/78, Gerd Müller (10), Dieter Müller (9)).
  • Matthias Ginter has four assists to his name already, the most of any Dortmund player.

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Javi Martinez, Boateng, Alaba - Götze, Xabi Alonso, Thiago, Douglas Costa - Müller, Lewandowski

Absentees: Robben, Badstuber, Rode (all thigh), Benatia (muscular), Ribery (ankle)

Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer - Weigl, Gündogan - H. Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Reus - Aubameyang

Absentees: Durm, Sahin (both knee)

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