Borussia Dortmund have lost none of their four derbies against Schalke under Thomas Tuchel (W1 D3) and are now unbeaten in five matches against their local rivals – their longest such run in 17 years. We bring you all the facts on the 150th Ruhr derby.

Goals glut: For the first time ever, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now scored in six consecutive matches for BVB. He has found the net on ten separate occasions in those six games. It was his fifth goal in eight Ruhr derbies.

Following in Manfred Burgsmüller's footsteps: Aubameyang now has 24 goals in the Bundesliga. The last Dortmund player to have scored more at this stage of the season was Manfred Burgsmüller, whose tally stood at 25 after 26 matches of the 1980/81 campaign.

Inconsistent on the road: Borussia Dortmund have won only one of their last five Bundesliga games on the road – a 3-0 victory in Freiburg – and still have a negative away record this season (four wins, five draws and five defeats).


Lead squandered: It was only the second time Dortmund have dropped points from a winning position this season. The first came in the 1-1 draw in Mainz.

Low shot count: The tally of seven shots against Schalke represents a season low for the Black and Yellows.

Denied by the woodwork: Ousmane Dembélé has now hit the crossbar or post four times this season. He was also denied by the woodwork in the 0-0 draw with Schalke earlier this season.

Back in action I: Sven Bender was included in the BVB squad for a competitive game for the first time in 2017.

Back in action II: Felix Passlack made his first appearance in the starting XI since the reverse fixture against Schalke earlier this campaign (0-0 draw on 29 October 2016). He has only played five minutes of competitive action in 2017 – as a late substitute in the 1-0 victory over Leipzig on 4 February.