It’s the most anticipated match in Germany. Saturday’s top-of-the-table-clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will be shown all over the world. 80,645 fans got hold of a ticket, with hundreds of thousands left empty-handed. A total of 553 journalists submitted an accreditation request – and again not all of them could be accommodated.

Some football facts about the “Game of all Games”

  • BVB and Bayern face each other for the fifth time in 2013 following their meetings in the DFL Supercup, Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Cup.
  • BVB are on a six-game unbeaten run against Bayern in the Bundesliga (four wins, two draws) - for the first time in club history.
  • BVB‘s last defeat to Bayern in the Bundesliga dates back to 13 February 2010 (a 3-1 loss at Bayern).
  • BVB have scored a goal against Bayern in each of their last 10 Bundesliga meetings – and in nine of them they also scored the opener.
  • Borussia have only lost one of their last seven home games against Bayern.
  • Bayern have not scored the opening goal in Dortmund since 2005.
  • Robert Lewandowski has yet to lose against Bayern in the Bundesliga (four wins, two draws) – in the 2012 DFB Cup final he also scored a hattrick against the Bavarian outfit.
  • Dante (three draws, three defeats) and Mandzukic (one draw, four defeats) have yet to win against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
  • BVB have the best defensive record at home with just four goals conceded.
  • Bayern are on a 24-game unbeaten run on the road (20 wins, four draws) – their last defeat dates back to 11 April 2012, a 1-0 loss at BVB.