Borussia Dortmund came out on top in the 87th Revierderby - © © imago
Borussia Dortmund came out on top in the 87th Revierderby - © © imago

The Revierderby: live updates

What a 90 minutes at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK! Hope you enjoyed it. We have all the reaction from the Dortmund camp and also have the thoughts from the Schalke side.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Right folks, we'll leave it there for now, but we will, of course, be back after the game to bring you all the post-match reaction you can shake a stick at. If you can't get it on the box, be sure to tune in to our live radio coverage of the Revierderby here.

Dinner dinner dinner dinner Aubameyang!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has got his swag on as usual. How the Dortmund fans would love him to be their Revierderby hero. Click here to find out what the Gabon megastar had to say to about today's clash.

Schalke get their heads down

It's fair to say the men in royal blue did not get the warmest of receptions from the BVB fans - not that they expected the red-carpet treatment:

Calm before the storm

The BVB players are looking nice and relaxed as they take to the pitch at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK for their customary pre-match warm-up:

Predictions please

Dont' forget you can join in the pre-match debate on the Bundesliga's official English language Twitter account. Just follow this link.

Revierderby followers on both sides of the pond

You do not have to be a native of the Ruhrgebiet to follow Dortmund and Schalke:

Team news

Largely as expected from BVB's Thomas Tuchel, with Gonzalo Castro coming in for the injured Marco Reus in midfield. Sead Kolasinac fills in at the heart of the visiting back four for waylaid captain Benedikt Höwedes. Cameroon international centre-back Joel Matip also starts after shaking off a back complaint.

Both sides of the fence

You will not find two more dedicated sets of fans than followers of BVB and Schalke:

Love knows no boundaries

That might be true for now, but you have to wonder how these two lovebirds will be feeling at full time. The gentleman to the right could be on the sofa tonight!

Royal-blue arrivals

The SIGNAL IDUNA PARK has opened its doors to the visiting Schalke fans, who are in fine voice according to our roaming reporter:


Home advantage

Hardly surprising that black and yellow are the dominant colours in and around BVB's iconic ground, as this snap shows:

Schalke aficionados

Fans of a Royal Blue persuasion are also popping up in Dortmund, with kick-off drawing ever nearer:

Dedicated followers of BVB

This group of lads from the BVB fan club 'United Süd Supporters' have already arrived at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK:

Black and yellow abode

Click here to behind the scenes at Borussia Dortmund's famous black and yellow temple, the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. 'Spine-tingling' does not come close to describing the atmosphere on matchday, so imagine what it is going to be like when Schalke come to town later today...

Erwin optimistic

Schalke's well-travelled mascot, Erwin, is backing the Royal Blues to come away from the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK with three points. Not biased, is he...?

Memory lane

Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin misses out through injury this afternoon, but the Turkey international has fond memories of the 2013/14 Revierderby at Schalke, having got on the scoresheet in an emphatic 3-1 win.

Global interest

Wherever you are in the world, here's a look at the all-important kick-off times for the spectacle that is the 87th Revierderby of the Bundesliga era:

The coaches' take

Dortmund's Thomas Tuchel and Schalke head coach Andre Breitenreiter are just hours away from sampling the Revierderby first-hand. Tuchel has called on his side to "keep their cool" against the backdrop of a white-hot derby atmosphere, while Breitenreiter believes a courageous team display could make all the difference for his Royal Blues.

Star parade


Like winning the title

If you had any doubts just what it the Revierderby means to the fans in the Ruhr Valley, take a look at this banner:

It reads, 'A derby win is like a title win. Thanks.' So, no pressure on Thomas Tuchel's men, then....