5 March 2016: Dortmund hosted Bayern knowing a win would cut the Reds' lead at the top of the Bundesliag title to just two points. The game ended goalless - the first 0-0 in this fixture in the league since 2007 - but will be remembered as one of the most engrossing battles in recent years.
23 November 2013: Having swapped Dortmund for Munich in the summer of 2013, Mario Götze (front) refused to celebrate when he came off the bench to score the opening goal with the cheekiest of toe pokes in FC Bayern's 3-0 win over his former club.
11 April 2012 This deft flick from Robert Lewandowski (front) decides the title showdown in Dortmund's favour in a thrilling encounter. Arjen Robben later missed a penalty for Bayern, as well as an open goal as BVB took control in the race for the plate
3 April 1999: In the 2-2 draw, in which Bayern came back from two down, Oliver Kahn (right) was right in the middle of the controversy. However, after trying to bite Heiko Herrlich (left) and almost catching Stephane Chapuisat with a flying kung-fu kick, Kahn did keep out Lars Ricken's penalty to save a point late on
26 February 2011: In the first of their two recent title-winning campaigns, Dortmund's masterpiece took place at the Allianz Arena in Munich as they ended Bayern's chances of usurping them at the top with a 3-1 win. Nuri Sahin (second from left) scored the pick of the goals with a picture perfect curling effort from the edge of the area.
19 April 1997: Though the 1-1 result in Dortmund left a lot to be desired, this encounter was not short of a few talking points and fireworks considering Lothar Matthäus (right) and Andres Möller (left) were at each other's throats for most of the match
27 November 1971: Bayern demolished BVB 11-1 at their former stomping ground on Grünwalder Straße. Gerd Müller scored four, while Uli Hoeneß added a brace. Die Münchner ended the season as champions, Dortmund were relegated
9 August 1986: Frank Mill produced the 'mother of all misses' at the Olympiastadion in Munich. The BVB striker confidently took the ball around goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff (on the floor), but just a few yards in front of an empty FCB net he somehow managed to hit the post as the match ended in a 2-2 draw
12 October 1991: Bayern goalkeeper Gerald Hillringhaus (right) was left cursing his luck when his attempted clearance hit his own player Markus Münch (left), before flying off the midfielder and into the back of his own net - it was the final straw in the 3-0 defeat from a Bavarian standpoint
1 October 1995: Having signed from Inter Milan Ruben Sosa made an immediate impact when he scored with his first touch of the ball to put BVB 2-1 ahead having come off the bench. His free-kick put Dortmund on course for a 3-1 victory in a title winning season
7 April 2001: Referee Hartmut Strampe (left) had his hands full during this particular 1-1 draw in Dortmund. Stefan Effenberg (right) and Evanilson were both shown straight red cards, Bixente Lizarazu was sent off for two bookable offences, while ten other players also picked up yellow cards.
9 November 2002: With Jens Lehmann sent off and BVB unable to make any more substitutions, Czech striker Jan Koller became a makeshift goalkeeper. Dortmund lost 2-1, but the target man filled the goal with his 6'7 frame keeping a powerful Michael Ballack effort at bay on his way to a clean sheet
19 April 2008: In the Olympiastadion in Berlin, BVB's Mladen Petric forced extra time in the DFB Pokal final with a last gasp equaliser, but Luca Toni (second from left) scored the deciding goal in the 103rd minute as the cup once again took its place in Bayern's trophy cabinet
12 September 2009: Thomas Müller was relatively unknown when he was brought on as a second half substitute in the Signal Iduna Park, but announced himself by scoring his first two Bundesliga goals in Bayern's emphatic 5-1 win - it turns out that that was the starting point of his meteoric rise
19 November 2011: Dortmund win for the third time in succession. Mario Götze (r.) is the sole goalscorer in a tight game. After weeks of Bayern dominance, BVB get back in the groove, overtaking FCB in the standings just a week later
12 May 2012: Soon afterwards the great rivals met again in the DFB Cup final at the Berlin Olympiastadion. Lewandowski again turned matchwinner for BVB, netting a hat-trick in a staggering 5-2 triumph for the Yellow-Blacks
12 August 2012: Their next duel took place in Munich as the two sides battled for the 2012 Supercup. New signing Mario Mandzukic (r.) and Thomas Müller scored for Bayern early on, and although Lewandowski reduced the arrears, it wasn't enough for BVB
Bayern held on for a 2-1 victory, claiming the pre-season trophy and finally bringing an end to their five-match barren spell against Dortmund
1 December 2012: Roman Weidenfeller was in inspired form when Germany's top two teams met in the league earlier this season as the Dortmund keeper made a string of saves and, though he couldn't prevent Toni Kroos putting the record title-holders ahead...
...his invaluable contribution gave Mario Götze (2nd r.) the platform to rescue a share of the spoils for BVB, underlining his status as a player capable of producing in the big games even though his strike wasn't enough for the reigning champions to close the gap on Bayern at the Bundesliga summit
27 February 2013: That drawn game in the Bundesliga was a frustrating result for Bayern, but they were given another crack at beating Dortmund when the two teams were drawn against one another in the quarter-final of the DFB Cup...
...and this time it was the Bavarians that came out on top in another typically competitive affair. The match-winner was Arjen Robben, whose delightful curling strike in the first half sealed a 1-0 win and sent Bayern through to the semi-finals
4 May 2013: A rare Kevin Großkreutz goal gave Dortmund the lead in the second match of the 12/13 season, but a Mario Gomez equaliser earned visiting Bayern a share of the spoils
25 May 2013: The two sides met in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final. Jupp Heynckes' team got the better of Jürgen Klopp's charges in a close encounter at Wembley
27 July 2013: But Dortmund gained revenge over their rivals in the first clash of the 2013/14 season, beating Pep Guardiola's Bayern 4-2 at the Signal Iduna Park
Jürgen Klopp celebrated that win in his usual, passionate manner as Pep Guardiola (r.), still getting to know his team in August, watched on
12 April 2014: BVB delivered an emphatic response, inflicting a first first league defeat on Bayern at the Allianz Arena since October 2012, courtesy of a rousing 3-0 win. Rafinha (far right, back) was sent off to compound a miserable day's work for the already-crowned champions
It was back to Bayern on
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c.) summoned the spirit of Spiderman as Dortmund took the Supercup for the second successive year with a 2-0 win over Bayern on
1 November 2014: There were muted celebrations from Dortmund old boy Robert Lewandowski as FC Bayern came from behind to win 2-1 in Guardiola's sixth Klassiker