There are two major derby matches in European football tonight. The national derby in La Liga is definitely more popular. The Italian media "Gazzetta dello Sport" commented: "Infighting Barcelona VS Crisis Real Madrid, whoever loses is ready for the coffin." The 97 Ruhr derby has not paid enough attention, but the smell of gunpowder is certainly enough. This is recognized as the "mother of derby" in European football, and the official website of the Bundesliga rated it as "one of the most intense competition in the history of world football."
In addition to the historical hostility between the two sides, including the fans, the title of the mother of Derby is for a reason. No Derby has such a rare situation as Dortmund VS Schalke that dog bites, players are bitten and injured.
Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen are on the banks of the Ruhr River, less than 20 miles apart, and a drive of about 25 minutes. Both cities have been centers of German coal and steel production for generations. The German said: “The more united the people in these two cities, the more divided, because there are a group of working-class fans who love football.” When religious, economic, and political differences meet, Derby is particularly pure and has no middle ground. Either Dot Yellow or Schalke Blue, the people of the Ruhr must choose one side. Fanatic fans on both sides even refused to name the other club, refused to pronounce it, and replaced it with derogatory titles.
Since the first Ruhr Derby Schalke won 4-2 in 1925, Schalke maintained his 18-year rule and played exaggerated scores such as 10-0 (still a score record) and 9-0. In the 1946/47 West Germany Western Division finals, Dortmund's 3-2 victory was considered a turning point in the confrontation between the two teams. Now Dortmund has the upper hand in the Derby record: 34 wins and 32 losses.
自从第一位鲁尔·德比·沙尔克（Ruhr Derby Schalke）在1925年以4比2赢得比赛以来，沙尔克始终保持18年的统治地位，并发挥了夸张的得分，例如10-0（仍然是得分记录）和9-0。在1946/47年的西德西部分区决赛中，多特蒙德3-2的胜利被认为是两队对抗的转折点。现在多特蒙德在德比战绩上占据上风：34胜32负。
The most controversial match between the two teams was in September 1969 at the Rote Erde Stadium in Dortmund. More than 40,000 fans attended the match. In the first half, Schalke led 1-0, and the home team Hans Pirkner was sent off. This caused strong dissatisfaction among the home fans and rushed into the stadium to demonstrate a small-scale riot. The Dort police actually dispatched police dogs to expel the fans in an attempt to stabilize the situation, but a police dog named Rex, who tended to be the home team, bit the shoulder of Schalke defender Friedel Rausch (Friedel Rausch), Schal Ged Neuzer, another player from Grams, was also bitten in the thigh. A few years later, Roush told the "Le Monde" that the dog bite mark on his shoulder still exists. A few days after he was bitten, he had to sleep on his stomach. It was uncomfortable to sleep for a few nights.
两队之间最有争议的比赛是1969年9月在多特蒙德的罗特艾德球场。超过40,000名粉丝参加了比赛。上半场，沙尔克以1-0领先，主队汉斯·皮尔克纳（Hans Pirkner）被罚下场。这引起了主场球迷的强烈不满，并冲进体育场展示了一次小规模的骚乱。 Dort警察实际上派出警犬驱逐球迷，以试图稳定局势，但倾向于作为主队的名叫Rex的警犬咬住了沙尔克后卫后卫Friedel Rausch（Friedel Rausch），Shal Ged Neuzer的肩膀，另一位来自Grams的球员也被咬在大腿上。几年后，鲁什告诉《世界报》，他肩膀上的狗咬痕仍然存在。被咬后的几天，他不得不在肚子上睡觉。睡了几个晚上很不舒服。
Surprisingly, Roush also finished the game, playing full 90 minutes (the game ended 1-1 and Dortmund really evened), after the team doctor injected him and his teammates with tetanus. After the game, Dortmund apologized and compensated Roush with 500 German marks about 290 US dollars and sent a bouquet of flowers to express condolences.