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The two German powerhouses are once again battling for the Bundesliga title.

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have had some classic encounters (PA/Martin Rickett)
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have had some classic encounters (PA/Martin Rickett)

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet on Saturday in a Bundesliga title showdown that promises to add another drama-filled chapter to ‘Der Klassiker’ history.

Here, Press Association Sport examines five memorable encounters between the sides.

Bayern Munich 0 Borussia Dortmund 2, 1965

The greatest rivalry in German club football began with a bang as Bayern were comfortably beaten on home soil by two goals from Reinhold Wosab. A Bayern rookie missed a penalty – Franz Beckenbauer.

Borussia Dortmund 2 Bayern Munich 2, 1999

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Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Khan (blue shirt) was at the centre of a feisty ‘Der Klassiker’ in 1999, Toby Melville/PA

Oliver Kahn, the Bayern goalkeeper, started the fireworks in a fractious draw by executing a kung-fu kick on Stephane Chapuisat before attempting to bite Heiko Herrlich.

Borussia Dortmund 0 Bayern Munich 2, 2002

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Jens Lehmann’s red card in 2002 meant Jan Koller went in goal, Anna Gowthorpe

When Jens Lehmann was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 67th minute, Dortmund’s giant striker Jan Koller moved into goal where his early days as a keeper enabled him to prevent a heavier defeat.

Borussia Dortmund 5 Bayern Munich 2, 2012

Among the finest moments in Dortmund’s Der Klassiker history saw Jurgen Klopp oversee a stunning DFB-Pokal Cup final victory over their bitter rivals. Robert Lewandowski fired a hat-trick in a fifth successive win against Bayern.

Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2, 2013

Bayern avenged that defeat on a far grander stage – the Champions League final at Wembley that formed part of a historic treble. The first all-German European showpiece was settled by goals from Mario Mandzukic and the brilliant Arjen Robben.

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