Meetings between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München are scarcely forgotten in a hurry, but what are the top five Klassiker moments of all time?
With the latest edition just over a week away, bundesliga.com has been taking a look at the archives to find out...
Götze scores on Dortmund return
Bavarian-born Mario Götze caused an uproar when he swapped Borussia Dortmund for Bayern in the summer of 2013. The midfielder made his return to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK that November, coming off the bench to a chorus of boos from the home crowd. Götze was unfazed, though, opening the scoring ten minutes after replacing namesake Mandzukic as Bayern ran out 3-0 winners.
Lewandowski brilliance sets up title win
Before topping the scoring charts for Bayern, Robert Lewandowski was equally as prolific for Dortmund. No goal was more important than his back-heel against the Bavarians in April 2012. Dortmund came into the Matchday 30 clash with a three-point cushion on Bayern at the top of the table, and after a fraught 77 minutes, the Pole finally broke the deadlock with an instinctive finish past Manuel Neuer. Arjen Robben missed a penalty later in the game and BVB never relinquished their six-point lead.
Kung-Fu Kahn takes on BVB
Although Bayern finished the 1998/99 season with a 15-point advantage over second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the Bavarians still had some bumps in the road. Up against BVB on Matchday 24, Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn had already had an angry exchange with BVB's Heiko Herrlich when he attempted a Kung-Fu kick on a shocked Stephane Chapuisat after the Swiss looked to have sprung the offside trap. Herrlich scored a brace, before Bayern battled back to draw 2-2, with Kahn throwing in a penalty save from Lars Ricken for good measure.
Klopp makes a spectacle of himself
Dortmund won the fourth of their five Bundesliga titles in 2011, finishing the season ten points clear of Bayern in third. In February of that year Dortmund beat Bayern 3-1 for their first win in Munich in 19 years. A key victory in that season's title race, the post-game celebrations saw coach Jürgen Klopp break his glasses. A bruised nose and spare pair of spectacles later and Klopp was able to conduct his post-match press conference as normal. The incident saw a spate of spurious insurance claims in the following 18 months, though, with claimants seeking compensation for suspiciously identical broken pairs of glasses.
Handbags between Matthäus and Möller
Dortmund and Bayern wrestled to a 1-1 draw in the 1996/97 season. Whilst the Matchday 28 clash had little bearing on that season's title race - Bayern won the league, finishing eight points better off than BVB in third - the game was memorable for a spat between Lothar Matthäus and Andreas Möller. Möller had been retroactively suspended by the German Football Association for a dive against Bayern two seasons earlier whilst playing for Karlsruher SC, and Matthäus had his international teammate's card marked. The feud culminated with Matthäus calling Möller a cry-baby, for which the Bayern man received a shove in the face from the Dortmund midfielder.