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Here we look at the ten most played fixtures in the Bundesliga’s history. In
eighth place with 95 meetings is Hamburger SV vs FC Schalke 04. The Red Shorts suffered their first ever Bundesliga defeat at Schalke on 21 September 1963, while the Royal Blues’ Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (l.) has ten goals in nine games against HSV, more than against any other side.
8th place, 95 meetings: Hamburger SV – Borussia Mönchengladbach. In the side’s meeting on Matchday 5 in 2014/15, Hamburg failed to score, thereby equalling an unwanted record held previously by VfL Bochum of no goals scored in the first five games of a Bundesliga season.
8th place, 95 meetings: SV Werder Bremen – Borussia Dortmund. Borussia have a worse record away at Bremen (31 losses, seven draws and ten wins) than against any other current Bundesliga side. However, BVB won the last meeting at the Weserstadion by a 3-1 scoreline back on Matchday 11.
6th place, 97 meetings: FC Bayern München vs VfB Stuttgart. The southern derby was and remains a crowd favourite, with the total attendance at these games numbering 5,415,534, a record for any Bundesliga encounter. In the sides' last meeting, Bayern won 4-0. © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
6th place, 97 meetings: Hamburger SV vs Borussia Dortmund. This is the most goal-rich fixture in the league’s history, producing 345 in 97 matches. HSV have scored more and conceded more against Dortmund (177 to 168) than against any other club, winning the teams’ most recent meeting 3-1 on Matchday 13.
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5th place, 98 meetings: SV Werder Bremen vs VfB Stuttgart. VfB have played out more Bundesliga draws against Bremen – 31 – than against any other club.
4th place, 99 meetings: SV Werder Bremen vs FC Bayern München. Bayern were 1-0 winners in the sides’ last clash this season, but the Bavarians have suffered more defeats (26) and conceded more goals (119) against Bremen than against any other side. © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts
2nd place, 101 meetings: Hamburger SV vs VfB Stuttgart. This fixture has produced the most red cards - 20 – with 13 being shown to Stuttgart players, which is a record in itself. There has also been a sending off in four of their last five meetings.
2nd place, 101 meetings: FC Bayern München vs Hamburger SV. Bayern have scored more goals against HSV – 229 – than against any other club, a figure which is also the highest amount scored by one club against another in the Bundesliga era. HSV have fallen 1-0 down to Bayern 66 times – another record – and lost 8-0 to the Reds in 2015, as well as 9-2 in 2013.
1st place, 102 meetings: SV Werder Bremen vs Hamburger SV. No fixture has thrown up as many goalless draws as this – nine in total – but the last of them came over 15 years ago on 15 April 2000. This is also the most drawn game – 33 times – but the last ten meetings have all had a winner. Above you can see Werder legend Arnold ‘Pico’ Schütz (l.) and HSV legend Uwe Seeler.