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It’s Haaland vs Lewandowski as Der Klassiker fever grips Europe

Dortmund against Bayern or Haaland against Robert Lewandowski. This is the topmost fixture in Europe this weekend as Der Klassiker, the biggest fiesta in German football holds tomorrow.

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 06, 2021 shows Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrating scoring the 2-0 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany. – Lionel Messi appears to be the favourite to succeed himself and win a seventh Ballon d’Or on November 29, 2021 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, where only Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema appear to be able to prevent this consecration. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Dortmund against Bayern or Haaland against Robert Lewandowski. This is the topmost fixture in Europe this weekend as Der Klassiker, the biggest fiesta in German football holds tomorrow.

There are a number of football matches that grab worldwide attention whenever they are played. Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich is one of those.

The action will be live and in HD on StarTimes World Football channel at 6.30 p.m. And certainly, in Germany, it gets no bigger than Der Klassiker, especially if it is – as it is this time again – a top-of-the-table clash that will allow the home side to climb above Bayern with a victory.

Going into the game, Bayern is on 31 points – one ahead of their rivals.

Both Dortmund and Bayern achieved morale-boosting victories last weekend – Bayern struggling at home to a 1-0 victory against Arminia Bielefeld, while Dortmund won 3-1 at Wolfsburg.

The most important aspect of the Dortmund victory though, was the return of Erling Haaland, who played his first game since September 19, having missed more than a month after injuring his hip flexor.

With Haaland back in action, Der Klassiker is not only a match-up between the two top clubs in Germany, it is also a match-up between the two best strikers in Germany and possibly even currently in the world.

Despite playing in just seven matches, Haaland has found the back of the net 10 times this season, while Lewandowski has scored 14 goals from 13 matches.

Last year, Lewandowski topped the scorer charts with a sensational 41 goals from 29 matches, while Haaland was the third top scorer with 27 goals from 28 matches.