What is Der Klassiker, meaning, history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund head to head record

What is Der Klassiker, meaning, history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund head to head record

Here is all to need to know about what is Der Klassiker, the rivalry between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and the meaning of the term

The 2023–24 Bundesliga season is underway, and the inaugural Der Klassiker of the season will be soon witnessed.

What is Der Klassiker, meaning, history and Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund head to head record stats

Germany’s and the world’s football fans are focused on the heavyweight showdown between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The two German powerhouses have dominated the domestic Bundesliga for the previous 20 years, with their meetings frequently determining the winner of that season.

This weekend in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will square off in the 134th edition of Der Klassiker. For the first time since 2019, the in-form Black and Yellows will have the opportunity to win this game and send a message regarding their chances of winning the Bundesliga.

We have heard a lot of rivalries like the famous El Clasico between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona, Madrid Derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, Manchester Derby, Superclasico, London Derby and more. What is Der Klassiker? Have a look.

What is Der Klassiker?

Since both teams are the other’s main domestic rivals, their rivalry is founded on this fact and it is also known as the “German Classico”. Dortmund’s rise to challenge Bayern, the reigning champions, and their two Bundesliga victories (1994–95 and 1995–96) intensified the rivalry between the teams during the 1990s.

The German term translates to ‘The Classic’ in English and is a reference to the nature of the fixture.

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Der Klassiker isn’t a football rivalry between two local teams that is primarily motivated by proximity, in contrast to many other rivalries. Dortmund is situated in the country’s northwest, whereas Bayern is found in its southern region.

Munich has clearly dominated the Bundesliga, even if the two teams with the highest average attendances in Europe have shared the last 28 titles. Even though these two clubs have been competing since 1965, their feud did not really take off as a rivalry until the 1990s.

As of the 2022–2023 season, they had won 26 of the previous 30 Bundesliga titles between them, making them two of the most successful teams in German football.

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When did Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet first?

The two teams, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund first met on 16 October 1965 and Dortmund won 2-0.

When did Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet last?

The two teams, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund first met on 1 April 2023 where Munich won 4-2.

When will Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet next?

Der Klassiker returns to the Bundesliga on Saturday when Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich square off against bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund in a high-profile match at Signal Iduna Park.

The two teams, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are set to meet next on November 4, 2023, Saturday.

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What are the names of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund’s home stadiums?

Bayer Munich plays at Allianz Arena while Borussia Dortmund play their home matches at Signal Iduna Park.

What is the head to head record between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund?

As of now, the two clubs have met 133 times with Bayern Munich winning 66 matches (in all competitions) while Dortmund have won 33.

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