Ahead of Bayern Munich's headline clash with Borussia Dortmund, we asked you to help us put together a Klassiker dream team, crossing the best in red with the most dazzling in black and yellow. Well, the results have been counted and verified - and the final ensemble is about as world-beating as you can get...


Manuel Neuer (Bayern) - 70%

He's only played three times in the Bundesliga this season due to injury, but even on one leg Manuel Neuer is still a match for any goalkeeper in world football today. The good news for Bayern and Germany fans is that his return from a second metatarsal break could be just weeks away...

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Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) - 16%

Second in the Bundesliga for assists this season behind Augsburg's Philipp Max Joshua Kimmich has more than filled the boots left by the retired Philipp Lahm - so much so that he's even being tipped to skipper the Bavarian giants in the not-so-distant future. Will you find a more accomplished In a word, no.

Jerome Boateng (Bayern) - 16%

What do you get when you cross a Superbowl-winning quarter-back with a multiple Bundesliga-winning central defender? Jerome Boateng, of course! He can defend, pass, score goals - and he's a born champion. #Madeforthebigtime.

Mats Hummels (Dortmund) - 34%

He came through at Bayern, won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and returned to Bayern, who must be wondering why they ever let him leave in the first place. Mats Hummels would walk into any team, past, present or future - no question.

Lukasz Piszczek (Dortmund) - 14%

If he'd been up against anyone else but Kimmich, Lukasz Piszczek would have been a shoo-in in his preferred right-back position. The Poland defender has not lost a Bundesliga match since November 2016 and his 17 league appearances this season without defeat is more than anyone else. Some feat.

Lukasz Piszczek has become something of a lucky charm for Dortmund of late, although his overall record in games against Bayern is in the red (W8, D3, L13). © imago / Thomas Bielefeld


Christian Pulisic (Dortmund) 19%

If you're good enough, you're old enough. It's a footballing adage Christian Pulisic knows all too well. The 19-year-old USA international has already put in some mind-bending individual performances in losing efforts to Bayern this season, at times leaving the mighty Kimmich in his wake.

Thiago (Bayern) - 20%

Bayern matador Thiago saw off stiff competition from the likes of Arturo Vidal, Javi Martinez and Shinji Kagawa to take the midfield anchor berth. It must be those eye-of-the-needle passes...

James Rodriguez (Bayern) - 24%

James has only made the one appearance against Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but what an effort it was. The Colombia magician was unplayable at the Signal Iduna Park, popping up with two assists in a demonstrative 3-1 win. But if you think he was good then, you should see the guy now!

Marco Reus (Dortmund) - 15%

Marco Reus' ground-shaking impact since returning from a serious ankle injury last month has propelled him past the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben for the last remaining spot behind the strikers. In truth, he marries the best of both players and brings more than a smattering of his own brilliance to the table. When fit, he's right up there with the best of them.


Michy Batshuayi (Dortmund) - 9%

With six goals in seven Bundesliga appearances since moving to Dortmund on a short-term loan deal from Chelsea on deadline day, you can't help but wonder how much closer the top scorers' race might have been had Michy Batshuayi jumped ship six months earlier. Pierre-Emerick who?

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) - 58%

Completing a rather fearsome-looking front two, Robert Lewandowski needs no introduction. He struck with alarming regularity for Dortmund, but his goals-per-minute ratio has mushroomed in the red of Bayern. A third successive 30-strike Bundesliga season is a distinct possibility for the world's most complete No.9...

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