Gelsenkirchen - It was first blood to Borussia Dortmund in the 2013/14 Ruhr district derby stakes after Jürgen Klopp's men took all three points against FC Schalke 04.
Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was delighted to get on the score sheet in his first Revierderby, while Schalke's players were left to rue individual errors that, ultimately, cost them the game. bundesliga.com dug a little deeper...
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: "I'm delighted to have managed to score in such an important game. Having lost the last two derbies, winning this one was all the more significant for Dortmund. And obviously, I've got to thank my mate Marco Reus for laying it on so well."
Roman Weidenfeller: "It's always difficult for someone you've played alongside before (to take a penalty). Obviously it's something you practice from time to time in training. You never know what exactly's going through a former teammate's head - and it's the same for both parties, of course."
Nuri Sahin: "It will be (a three-horse title race), Leverkusen have enough quality. I think they're being sold a bit short in all the reporting at the moment. They've been in the mix at the top for years now, they're doing a good job currently and I think it's definitely going to be a three-way battle."
FC Schalke 04
Julian Draxler: "Unfortunately we're not up to beating teams like Dortmund at the moment. We made too many individual errors again and that left us chasing the game. It might do us good to have no midweek match now, so we can focus fully on preparing for our next opponents."
Benedikt Höwedes: "We struggled a bit at the back, Dortmund are obviously an incredibly strong side with enormous attacking potential and we saw that today. But I don't think we need to be ashamed of our own performance, we really got stuck in and made life very difficult for them. We had some good chances ourselves and were chasing the equaliser. After we got caught on the break and went 3-1 behind, it was very difficult."