Bundesliga fans the world over are in for an absolute treat this weekend, as Der Klassiker, the biggest match of the Bundesliga calendar, coincides with part three of #GOALMANIA.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be delivering their own unique take on the league's three-matchday festival of goals, so expect double the excitement as the likes of Lewandowski, Aubameyang, Dembele, Robben et al. go toe-to-toe at the Allianz Arena.
Aubameyang netted the winner the last time the two sides met back in November and he now has four goals in this fixture, but he has some way to go to catch Der Klassiker’s most prolific marksmen…
1st: Gerd Müller, FC Bayern, 14 goals
He is the Bundesliga’s record scorer by a country mile, so there are few prizes for guessing who Der Klassiker’s leading scorer is. Bayern legend Gerd ‘Der Bomber’ Müller scored 14 of his 365 top-flight goals against Borussia, with four coming in an incredible 11-1 hammering in November 1971.
2nd: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, 9 goals
Another Bayern legend, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saved some of his best displays in a Bayern shirt for the Schwarz-Gelben. He scored twice on his first appearance in the fixture as a fresh-faced 21-year-old in October 1976, netting his final goal against BVB in a 4-4 thriller in May 1983.
3rd: Lothar Emmerich, 8 goals
Held in high regard by Dortmund fans, particularly those of an older generation, Emmerich netted eight goals in just eight matches against Bayern. His finest performance came in September 1967, when he netted a hat-trick in a 6-3 home win.
4th: Manfred Burgsmüller, 7 goals
Burgsmüller was a thorn in the side of Bayern over his 20-year-career in the Bundesliga, scoring against them for Nürnberg, Werder Bremen, Rot-Weiß Essen and Borussia Dortmund. He was at his most prolific for BVB, netting seven times against the Bavarians in league football.
4th: Roy Makaay, 7 goals
Dutch striker Makaay drew a blank in his first two Klassiker appearances, but more than made up for that overall in his four seasons in Munich, netting seven in his next six matches against Dortmund. He also helped himself to a treble in February 2005.
4th: Wohlfarth 7 goals
Level with Makaay on seven goals, Wohlfarth achieved the stunning feat of netting in four straight Bundesliga games against Borussia between April 1986 and August 1987. In total he scored 120 times in the Bundesliga.
Giovane Elber 6 goals
Brazilian forward Giovane Elber was already known to BVB fans having scored three times against them for Stuttgart, and he continued his prolific form against Borussia when he signed for Bayern in 1997, netting six goals in just eight Klassiker appearances
Hasan Salihamidzic 6 goals
Bosnian international Salihamidzic tormented Dortmund in the early part of the 2000s. Having already scored against them for Hamburg, he then notched six Klassiker goals between 1999 and 2007.
Robert Lewandowski 5 goals
Having played for and scored against both Bayern and Dortmund, Lewandowski’s record of five goals in 13 Klassiker appearances is somewhat modest. However, the Pole has been on fire this season and has plundered eight goals in his last three home league matches. There could be more to come this weekend.
Reinhold Wosab, 5 goals
Somewhat lesser known, Wosab notched five goals in just four appearances against Bayern between 1965 and 1967.
Claudio Pizarro, 4 goals
The league’s record foreign goalscorer, Pizarro netted eight goals against Dortmund, although only four of them came for Bayern, with the other four coming for SV Werder Bremen. Barring an unlikely return to Munich, that looks likely to be it for the 38-year-old in this fixture.
Watch: these fans in Mexico got to commentate on their favourite Bayern and Dortmund goals.