Borussia Dortmund and Schalke treated the world to one of the greatest matches in Bundesliga history when the Royal Blues completed one of sport's greatest ever comebacks after being 4-0 down at half-time at the Signal Iduna Park. This week the arch-rivals meet for another Revierderby at the Veltins-Arena with the winner having one hand on second place.
Ahead of Sunday's fixture, bundesliga.com is giving you the chance to vote for your Revierderby dream team. All 11 positions are up for grabs, and it's your votes that will determine the final combined Schalke-Dortmund XI, which we will present to you ahead of the big match.
There’s essentially a two-horse race to be named goalkeeper in our Revierderby XI, between Schalke’s Fährmann and Dortmund’s Bürki. A pure product of the Schalke youth academy, Fährmann was promoted to club captain by Domenico Tedesco last summer, and has returned the favour by providing solid foundations for his side’s UEFA Champions League push. The Royal Blues have the joint second-best defence in the Bundesliga, thanks in no small part to Fährmann winning nearly 87 per cent of his one-on-ones. The 29-year-old, who has played every single minute in the league, has made a total of 82 saves and boasts a league-high 11 clean sheets, having conceded 33 goals.
Watch: Fährmann's best Bundesliga saves
To give you an idea of just how evenly matched the two stoppers are, check out Bürki’s stats for Dortmund: 83 saves, 11 clean sheets, 35 goals conceded. The Switzerland international may have won slightly fewer one-on-ones than Fährmann - around 83 per cent - but his distribution is better, with a successful pass rate of 73.2 per cent to the Schalke man’s 64.2.
Veteran Weidenfeller has only made a single Bundesliga appearance this season, but it was a memorable one — the remarkable 4-4 draw in last November’s Revierderby — while Schalke’s 21-year-old Nübel has only played a minute in the top flight, back in May 2016.
Watch: Bürki's record 11 saves against Borussia Mönchengladbach