Mario Götze (l.) and Mats Hummels (r.) are two of the most famous players to have switched allegiances between two of German football's fiercest rivals
Mario Götze (l.) and Mats Hummels (r.) are two of the most famous players to have switched allegiances between two of German football's fiercest rivals
Bundesliga

Der Klassiker: Crossing the divide

Cologne - Though it may not be the title-deciding clash of titans witnessed in recent seasons, the between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München is still the foremost fixture on the Bundesliga calendar, and for good reason too.

Boasting a combined 28 Bundesliga titles between them, clashes between these two clubs are considered one of German football’s fiercest rivalries, and it's one that has had it’s fire stoked in the past few years as a result of the brazen battles for trophies on both the domestic and international stages as well as big-name players switching allegiances.

A total of 14 players have crossed the dividing line since the Bundesliga’s inception and with the rivalry set to resume on Matchday 27, bundesliga.com has picked out six of the best-known, three of whom will be in action on Saturday evening.