The Story of the last Revierderby
The restart of the Bundesliga on Saturday has stolen the headlines throughout the last couple of weeks, but what is even more exciting is that the restart will be opened up by the 96th Bundesliga Revierderby.
The heated derby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund has been one of the games of the season of the Bundesliga for plenty of years.
The two rivals are currently both at the top end of the table, with Schalke challenging for a place in the UEFA Europa League, whilst Dortmund are chasing the title.
Earlier on in October 2019, the two sides met at a packed out Veltins Arena and played out a nil-nil draw. This was eleventh time in its history that the Revierderby ended goalless.
Despite it being goalless, the game was very exciting, with Schalke's goalkeeper, Alexander Nubel shining due to the array of chances that Dortmund had.
Rabbi Matondo had the most chances for Schalke, with the young Welshman troubling the Dortmund defence on numerous occasions.
Throughout the game, Schalke managed 12 shots on goal, whilst Dortmund managed eight. Sancho had half of Dortmund's shots, and would count himself unlucky not to score, with his efforts either being saved by Nubel, or just sailing past the posts.
One of the most notable performances of the match came from Schalke midfielder Omar Mascarell, who covered more ground throughout the match than any other player, covering 7.30 miles.
Whatever happens on Saturday, the Revierderby will surely bring back the feeling of excitement in football during these troubling times, even if the Signal Iduna Park will be empty.