Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München go into the first Klassiker of the Bundesliga season level on points and with all to play for this weekend. The match will broadcast on StarTimes on Saturday 8th October on World Football Channel from 7:30pm.
Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München is the pinnacle of German football: fast-paced, emotional, and with passionate fans backing their side unconditionally to create an incredible atmosphere.
There are those within the ranks of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich who have yet to live and breathe the immensity of the Klassiker, yet as the clock ticks steadily towards one of world football’s flagship fixtures, their wait for a taste of this iconic game is almost over.
At just 19 years of age, Jamal Musiala is already a key figure in FC Bayern München’s attack. The Germany international controls the game, is technically brilliant, and seems to make the right decision in nearly every situation. The FC Bayern phenomenon is already setting up more experienced teammates like Thomas Müller and Sadio Mane.
The exciting summer signings that swelled the already talented squads of two of the Bundesliga’s biggest teams have enjoyed a solid bedding in period with their respective sides. With eight top-flight matchdays played as well as further tests in Europe and the domestic cup undertaken, Der Klassiker’s arrival seems perfectly timed.
Sadio Mane who has played in several major finals for club and country and scored in derby games galore down through the years, but this weekend, Sadio Mane is all set for a whole new experience when Der Klassiker kicks off in Dortmund. Facing the famed Yellow Wall inside what will be a rocking Signal Iduna Park feels like the perfect setting for a player who was used to performing ‘heavy-metal football’ with former team Liverpool.
Already displaying a cool head amid the thundering atmospheres which intense rivalries provide, Mane would seem set fair for his first experience of one of the Bundesliga’s biggest match-ups. Having burst onto the scene at Bayern with debut goals in the Supercup and the Bundesliga back in July and August, there could be no better setting for Senegal’s finest to find his scoring boots once more.