- Matchday 9 sees the 89th Bundesliga 'Revierderby' take place.
- Dortmund host Schalke on Saturday evening.
- BVB unbeaten in last three league meetings with Royal Blues.
But what exactly is the derby all about? Why does it matter and who holds the upper hand overall? Allow bundesliga.com to fill in the blanks..
Discover the background to one of the biggest derbies in German, European and world football. Only 32 kilometres separate the two clubs, both situated in the country's industrial heartland, the Ruhr district. The fixture is one of the most passionately contested encounters anywhere in the world game and means more to each set of fans than any other meeting on the football calendar.
Watch: Recap the sides' 2-2 draw in their last Bundesliga meeting back in April:
A game like no other, witnessing the Revierderby in the flesh is an experience you are likely to never forget. From the passion of the famous Yellow Wall to the thundering tackles on the pitch, it has to be seen to be believed.
Watch: What is Dortmund's Yellow Wall?
Only relatively few players have had the privilege of playing in a Revierderby, but Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a seasoned campaigner now, having joined BVB in summer 2013. Speaking in an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com, the Gabon international said: "We all know how important this derby is for BVB and the fans, and we also know that it's going to be a huge match. I'm sure we'll play a good game. We're all looking forward to it and we're ready."
Given the intensity of the rivalry and the passion among the fans, only a brave few players have dared lace their boots for both teams. Take a closer look right here...
There have been countless fantastic goals, heated exchanges and memorable moments in the fixture over the years. Take a look at some of the best images here.
After suffering a frustrating start to the season in which they lost their first five league games, Schalke are beginning to look like themselves again and have taken seven points from the last nine available. They have done so by harnessing the spirit of the Gelsenkirchen locals: knuckling down to hard work.
Every country has its own great footballing derbies, yet they all pale in comparison to Germany's Revierderby between Dortmund and Schalke. Travel back in time and take a look back at some of the classic Dortmund-Schalke meetings from yesteryear.