Direct duel: Robert Lewandowski (r.) aims to ensure Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has a busier-than-average shift on Saturday
Direct duel: Robert Lewandowski (r.) aims to ensure Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has a busier-than-average shift on Saturday
Bundesliga

Dortmund vs FC Bayern: the key duels

Munich - It's the game of the season so far, in the Bundesliga without a shadow of a doubt and very possibly anywhere else in Europe: Saturday's Matchday 13 meeting of second-place Borussia Dortmund and league leaders FC Bayern München (kick-off 18:30 CET).

The run-up to this mouth-watering reunion of the 2013 UEFA Champions League finalists has been dominated by one topic above all over the past few days, namely the hosts' current personnel crisis at the back. Bayern did not come through the international break unscathed either, with talismanic wing wizard Franck Ribery ruled out after breaking a rib helping France secure a last-gasp ticket to next summer's FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. Still, one man's injury is another's opportunity and bundesliga.com has the readjusted lowdown on some of the likely key duels in Saturday's Klassiker at the Signal Iduna Park.