Ruhr derby records
Ten derby records - kicking off with Ottmar Hitzfeld, whose five wins with Borussia Dortmund in this fixture are more than any other head coach has managed to date. Here, 'the general' is celebrating BVB's title success in 1996
Klaus Fichtel (r., against Norbert Dörmann) turned out for Schalke 04 in no fewer than 24 derbies against Dortmund, an unsurpassed total. BVB's current sporting director Michael Zorc faced the Royal Blues 13 times - a club best-mark
Zorc (m.) and Fichtel also racked up the most victories for their respective teams, with the latter coming out on top in an impressive ten of his 13 Revierderby run-outs, one more than Fichtel. Reinhard Libuda also finished on the winning side nine times in total - three (in four games) for Dortmund and six (in twelve) for Schalke.
Top scorer in the fixture is Lothar Emmerich (top), who netted ten times for the Yellow-Blacks. That's twice as often as Schalke's highest-scoring quartet of Klaus Fischer, Olaf Thon, Kevin Kuranyi and Gerhard Kleppinger
Happy memories: The highest-ever victory in Bundesliga head-to-heads between the two rivals was in Dortmund's favour, back on 26 February 1966. Siegfried Held (l.) and Alfred Schmidt bagged two goals apiece as BVB won 7-0. Schalke's most emphatic success was to the tune of 6-1 on 10 December 1985
The highest aggregate score, 6-2, was recorded twice - on 26 September 1964 in Gelsenkirchen and just over two years later, on 12 November 1966 in Dortmund. Borussia took the honours on both occasions. Here, BVB legends Emmerich (2.l.) and Timo Konietzka (2.r.) are celebrating in the first of those games
A one-off: Jens Lehmann is the only goalkeeper to have scored in a Ruhr district derby. His 93rd-minute header following a corner salvaged Schalke a 2-2 draw against their neighbours. It was also the first goal notched by a keeper that didn't come by way of a penalty kick
The longest winning streak in the fixture belongs to Dortmund, who racked up eight straight victories between 25 January 1964 and 11 November 1967
Huub Stevens (l., with then-BVB coach Matthias Sammer) oversaw a record 18 Ruhr district derbies during his two spells as Schalke manager.
Five players have scored for both teams in this famous fixture - Andreas Möller (l., getting cheeky with Christian Nerlinger), Rolf Rüssmann, Reinhard Libuda and Rüdiger Abramczik