Dortmund vs Schalke 04 Live Score and Stream (4-0)
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Goodbye!

Thank you for joining me for this Bundesliga clash! That is going to be all from me today as Borussia Dortmund eased past Schalke 04, stay safe and again, a massive thank you!
 

Man of the match

My man of the match today goes to Julian Brandt, the midfielder was superb and everything Dortmund did well went through him. His two assists along with his part in the opening goal were fantastic.

FULL TIME - BORUSSIA DORTMUND 4-0 SCHALKE 04

That's that! Borussia Dortmund run out comfortable 4-0 winners over their Revier rivals. 

The home side looked comfortable from start to finish and that showed in their play, this result puts the home side back to within a point of title rivals Bayern Munich. 

Substitutions

87'

Dortmund:

OFF: Mahmoud Dahoud and Raphael Guerreiro

ON: Mario Gotze and Marcel Schmelzer

 

Schalke:

OFF: Jonjoe Kenny

ON: Timo Becker

86' Rabbi Matondo shows some nice footwork around the Dortmund area but he tries to take on one too many and ends up giving away a cheap free-kick. 

83' Hakimi again marauding down the right hand side for Dortmund but his cross is just slightly overhit and Haaland can't quite reach it

Substitution for Dortmund

79'

OFF: Thorgan Hazard

ON: Jadon Sancho

Substitution for Schalke

76'

OFF: Daniel Caligiuri

ON: Juan Miranda

Chance for Schalke

74' A rare chance for Schalke as a corner is whipped in but Sane's header flies over the Dortmund goal

69' Just like before the two-month break, Schalke have really struggled to create any quality chances on goal and so far it has been an easy game for the Dortmund back line.

Substitution for Dortmund

68'

OFF: Thomas Delaney

ON: Leonardo Balerdi

GOAL FOR DORTMUND

63' A great move from Dortmund yet again, Guerreiro again motors with the ball, plays a lovely one-two with Haaland and tucks the ball home with the outside of his foot.

GOAL FOR DORTMUND

48' A sweeping counter-attack from Dortmund as the ball falls to Brandt on the left-hand side and his perfectly weighted ball is swept home by Hazard

Second-half

Schalke get us underway for the second-half.

 

Wagner has made two changes for the visitors:

OFF: Benito Raman

ON: Guido Burgstaller

OFF: Jean-Clair Todibo

ON: Rabbi Matondo

Hakimi's half by numbers

Achraf Hakimi has been a real threat for Dortmund throughout this first half, here are his stats so far.

 

Don't rule out a comeback

Schalke shouldn't be written off just yet. Last season they found themselves 4-0 down in this fixture and came back to draw 4-4. 

Half-time

Half-time here at Signal Iduna Park. A fantastic Erling Haaland finish and a gifted goal for Raphael Guerreiro sees the hosts lead comfortably at half-time

GOAL FOR DORTMUND

45' A goal right on the stroke of half time as the Schalke keeper clears poorly, the ball finds its way to Brandt who slips Guerreiro through and he finishes superbly into the bottom corner

43' A rare attack from Schalke sees Everton loanee Jonjoe Kenny with the ball down the right hand side as he cuts the ball back to Harit who goes down but the referee waves play on

40' Another flowing move from Dortmund sees Hakimi get the ball to the right of the box but his effort is deflected for a corner

Chance for Dortmund

35' A magnificent run down the right from Hakimi leads to him pulling the ball back to Guerreiro who's effort goes wide of the far post

33' That goal has really put some life into Dortmund here and they have their tails up now

GOAL FOR DORTMUND

28' Oh my word, what a fantastic goal from Erling Haaland.

A lovely move sees Brandt slip the ball down the side for Thorgan Hazard, who's brilliant delivery is tucked home by the Norwegian striker.

Chance for Schalke

26' A mix-up in the Dortmund box sees Caligiuri latch onto the lose ball but he can't put his effort past Burki in the Dortmund goal

24' Julian Brandt whips a lovely ball into the area but Haaland's effort hits the side netting

Free-kick to Dortmund

23' Hazard shows some nice touches in and around the box and is hauled down by Serdar but Hakimi's effort is deflected out for a corner

20' Dortmund having a good spell of possession here but are lacking that cutting edge

15' Guerreiro weaves his way through the Schalke back-line but his effort is well blocked by Sane

12' Hakimi finds his way down the right hand-side for Dortmund but he can't find his man at the far post and Schalke clear away

Free-kick

6' The free-kick comes to nothing.

Free-kick to Schalke

6' Lovely piece of trickery from Harit as he wins Schalke a free-kick right on the edge of the Dortmund area.

We are underway!

1' We are underway at Signal-Iduna Park!

10 minutes away from kick-off

Only 10 minutes away from kick-off at Signal Iduna Park.

Kick-off 30 minutes away

We are around half an hour away from the Bundesliga bringing us back into action after a long two-month hiatus.

Sancho on the bench, Reyna gets his first start

Jadon Sancho will be a miss for Dortmund today as he is only fit enough for the bench, this gives 17-year-old sensation Giovanni Reyna a chance to impress on his first start for the Black and Yellow.

Schalke 04 XI

Schubert, Kenny, Todibo, Nastasic, Sane, Oczipka, McKennie, Serdar, Caligiuri, Harit, Raman

Borussia Dortmund XI

Burki, Akanji, Hummels, Pizczeck, Hakimi, Guerreiro, Delaney, Dahoud, Hazard, Brandt, Haaland Hazard comes in for Reyna last minute.

We are around 5 minutes away from team news!

Historical matchup

Arguably the most famous encounter between the pair came on May 12th 2007.

Goals from Alexander Frei and Ebi Smolarek meant that Dortmund would run out 2-0 winners at Signal Iduna Park, a result which would stop their Revier counterparts from winning the Bundesliga title. 

Previous meeting

The two have already met once this season in the reverse fixture at the VELTINS-Arena. It was a stalemate that day on what was a tightly contested affair as neither side could find a way through. 

Welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04. My name is Tom Rodgers and I'll be taking you through all the pre-match build-up including team news as well as providing updates of the game itself. 

Jurgen Klopp's message to former club

Speaking to DAZN, BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said that Liverpool manager and former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp had been in touch with him:

"Jurgen has texted me a few times that he will be watching TV at the weekend and everyone is happy that the game will start again.

"In England in particular, clubs are clinging to the fact that the Premier League can also start again soon.

"We owe the fact that we are in such a position in Germany to the population, who behaved in such a disciplined manner. And the politicians who are very careful with the situation.

"That is the reason why Germany is one of the best countries in the world to have come through this crisis."

Borussia Dortmund: Injury Update

For Borussia Dortmund, Axel Witsel and Emre Can will join Dan-Axel Zagadou and Marco Reus on the bench through injury, Lucien Favre has confirmed.

Will Håland get back to his previous form?

Before the Bundesliga was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no more talked-about player than Erling Håland.

 

 

The young Norweigan joined Borussia Dortmund in January, and has been stellar ever since. On top-form before the break, will he carry on what he started in today’s game against Schalke?

 

Here’s the best of Håland’s season so far:

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This weekend's fixtures

The Revierderby may be the main match attracting interest from this weekend’s Bundesliga fixtures, but there are many more games going on.

Saturday 16th May:

  • 14:30 BST - Borussia Dortmund - Schalke
  • 14:30 BST - RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
  • 14:30 BST - TSG Hoffenheim - Hertha Berlin
  • 14:30 BST - Fortuna Düsseldorf - SC Paderborn
  • 14:30 BST - Augsburg - VfL Wolsburg
  • 17:30 BST - Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Monchengladbach

Sunday 17th May:

  • 14:30 BST - 1. FC Köln - 1. FSV Mainz 05
  • 17:00 BST - Union Berlin - FC Bayern München

Monday 18th May:

  • 19:30 BST - Werder Bremen - Bayer Leverkusen

Each match this weekend will be available to watch on BT Sport, and VAVEL UK will have LIVE minute-by-minute updates for every game this weekend.

Full match preview

To read a full preview of today’s match, including team news, players to watch, and predicted lineups, check out Tom Sleeman’s article here

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Current Bundesliga table

A glance at the table shows how important today’s game is for both of the sides in their respective seasons.

 

The top-half of the division has split into two distinct packs, one aiming for Champions League, and one for Europa League. Dortmund are at the top-end of the former, and can’t afford to drop any points in the title charge.

 

 

Schalke however, currently sit in sixth, a position that would see them enter into next year’s Europa League at the qualifying stages. However, it is a hotly-contested place, with Hoffenheim, Freiburg and Wolfsburg all within only two points.

Incredibly competitive Bundesliga season

This year’s Bundesliga campaign has been one of the most exciting to watch from the point of view of a neutral.

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig have all held the top spot at some point this season, the first time that four teams have done so since 2014/15.

BVB are currently second in the table, only four points behind Bayern with a game against the Bavarians still to play. Could this year be the one where Dortmund finally lift the Bundesliga trophy?

Ghost games not without controversy

Today's game will be the first-ever Bundesliga Revierderby to be played behind closed doors.

Although many around the world have been supportive of the return of football, it has divided opinion between supporters.

An opinion poll from German outlet Sportschau yesterday revealed that only 31% of the public in the country supported the return of the league, with 56% opposing it.

Game day!

It's matchday, with Dortmund vs Schalke kicking off this afternoon!

Here's a reminder of what happened last time the two met:

Schalke are unbeaten in the past two Revierderby games, despite BVB being the side who are higher in the table. Could the royal blues see success in the Signal-Iduna park today?

Get up to speed with your Revierderby knowledge

Ahead of the big game in Dortmund tomorrow, Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae has created a video explaining why the Revierderby is seen as the biggest game in all of German football

Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04.

"It's an extremely tough time for all of us" - David Wagner

Schalke manager David Wagner spoke about how all teams are going into this weekend's game without much preparation:

All the teams are going into this weekend without much preparation time, so we all have to simply accept it,” said Wagner, who, just like his team, cannot wait for the restart of the division after a break of more than two-and-a-half months.

It’s an extremely tough time for all of us – both professionally and privately. The lads have made the best out of the situation, though

Michael Zorc on returning to football

Speaking to the press via a virtual conference, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc spoke about how the club has adapted to the return of football:

"[It has been] a difficult period when we didn't know whether and how things would continue. Since the schedule has been set, and since it's been possible to do football-specific training again, you can see that the joy has returned to the team.

"There is now a clear focus on our objective: to get off to a successful re-start at home to Schalke"

How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 Live TV and Stream

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Schalke 04: Predicted Lineup

Schubert; Kenny, Todibo, Nastasic, Oczipka; Caligiuri, McKennie, Serdar, Harit; Burgstaller, Raman

Borussia Dortmund: Predicted Lineup

Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Brandt, Delaney, Guerreiro; Sancho, Hazard – Haaland

Schalke 04: Team News

The Royal Blues from Gelsenkirchen will not have Ozan Kabak, Omar Mascarell, and Benjamin Stambouli on Saturday as they are all injured and will be unavailable to play.

 

Jonjoe Kenny, Weston McKinnie, and Daniel Caligiuri are all one booking away from receiving a suspension, having had four already,

Borussia Dortmund: Team News

For Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel, and Emre Can are all unavailable to play in Saturday's game and are due to return to the pitch in Late may.

Schalke aim to secure Europa League

Whilst Borussia Dortmund are competing for the Bundesliga title, their rivals in Gelsenkirchen are aiming for Europa League football next year.

They currently sit in sixth place, which would allow them to enter in the qualifying stage of the competition. However, Wolsburg, Freiburg and Hoffenheim are all within two points of Die Königsblauen.

Schalke were victorious in the previous game in Dortmund, four-two winners at the Signal-Iduna Park.

Dortmund in title chase

This season, Borussia Dortmund have put up one of their best challenges for the Bundesliga title, spearheaded by a front-three of Thorgan Hazard, Erling Håland and Jadon Sancho.

They currently sit four points behind Bayern Munich, with a game against the Bavarians still due to be played on the 26th May. A win against Schalke on Saturday is crucial for Lucien Favre's side keeping up their challenge to win the title for the first time since 2011/12.

First derby without fans

Saturday's game at the Westfalenstadion is only the second Bundesliga game in history that will be played behind closed doors, and the first Revierderby where it will happen.

The first 'ghost game' happened shortly before the Bundesliga was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Mönchengladbach and Köln playing out a 2-1 win for the foals.

Kick-off time

Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 will be played at the Signal-Iduna Park, in Dortmund, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled for 14:30 BST.

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