Follow live text commentary of the mouthwatering Matchday 18 meeting of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund (kick-off 18:30CET/17:30GMT).

AUBAMEYANG...MISSES

9' Great run into the box from Castro...CUTS IT BACK!!! And Aubameyang...puts it wide...rather scuffed his shot right across the face of goal.

7' Powerful run down the left by Traoré....but he can't find an end product.

GRAZES THE BAR!!

5' Christensen climbs highest and powers a header goalwards the skims off the top of the crossbar...Gladbach close to breaking the deadlock through their young central defender.

3' It's a frantic start...here's Park on the left...loses out to Stindl...that could be quite a one-on-one battle down the Dortmund left/Gladbach right.

2' Dortmund with an early foray forward...Gündogan doesn't catch his attempted shot at all cleanly and the chance goes.

UNDERWAY!

1' We've kicked off in Mönchengladbach....

18:28 Thomas Tuchel makes his way out to the dug-out. His Dortmund debut on Matchday 1 could hardly have gone better...how will his side fare today against a barely recognisable Gladbach side?

18:27 The teams are in the tunnel, and must be able to hear the roar of the crowd as the Gladbach team is read out...they will be hit by a wall of noise when they step out onto the pitch...

18:25 BORUSSIA-PARK is ABSOLUTELY JUMPING five minutes to kick-off...what a game we have in prospect.

SATURDAY EARLY KICK-OFFS

18:15 There were five games that kicked off at 15:30CET/14:30GMT - see how they affected the Bundesliga table.

18:13 Both sides going through their final paces in the pre-match warm-up...just over 15 minutes until kick-off.

18:02 The atmosphere is really beginning to build at BORUSSIA-PARK....

DORTMUND'S SUPERHERO

17:12 If Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were a superhero...

MARCO REUS EXCLUSIVE

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15:25 In an interview from the club’s winter training base in Abu Dhabi, the Germany international spoke to bundesliga.com about his personal ambitions, exorcising his injury demons and the form of team-mate and African Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

STICK YOUR BEAK IN: BunDucksLiga 2016

14:58 See who'll be crowned the champion this year...can Hertha Berlin defend their title?

TOP SCORERS: Lewy closes on Auba

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14:19 With both goals in FC Bayern München's 2-1 win at Hamburger SV on Friday, Robert Lewandowski is now just a single strike behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the Bundesliga's scoring charts.

COACHES' CORNER: Thomas Tuchel

14:01 Take a look at how the new man in charge at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK has made Dortmund a formidable Bundesliga force this season.

THEME PARK GLADBACH?

13:32 Borussia Mönchengladbach fans have been taken on a rollercoaster of emotions by their side so far this season...experience the highs and lows of being a Foals fan in the Hinrunde.

THE STAGE: BORUSSIA-PARK

12:53 Take your very own tour around the home of Borussia Mönchengladbach, the stage on which Saturday's Matchday 18 blockbuster will be played.

MATS HUMMELS EXCLUSIVE

12:48 Dortmund's FIFA World Cup-winning defender tells bundesliga.com what drives him on, and explains how FC Bayern München can be challenged.

Gladbach vs. Dortmund preview

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12:46 Check out our comprehensive preview of the Matchday 18 clash at BORUSSIA-PARK

Matchday 1 Rewind

12:20 Borussia Dortmund gave new head coach Thomas Tuchel an ideal start to his reign by putting in a swashbuckling display to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 at home on the Matchday 1 Saturday evening encounter.

Welcome!

12:00 We'll have live text commentary of the highly-anticipated meeting of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund (kick-off 18:30CET/17:30GMT) - enjoy all the build-up to the game right here.