Dortmund recorded their biggest win over their fiercest rivals since 1966 with a crushing 6-0 victory over Schalke in the Revierderby, a result which puts the club five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Dortmund had five corners during the course of the match, and scored directly from four of them with two apiece for centre-backs Mats Hummels and Felipe Santana.
Marcel Schmelzer swept the hosts in front after just five minutes when Hummels flicked a header to the far post that Schalke failed to deal with. Less than ten minutes later and Ivan Perisic floated a free-kick towards the penalty spot where Santana headed home completely unmarked. As the visitors started to find some shape, another corner was met at the near post by Hummels who guided his header home for 3-0.
With Schalke losing their heads and giving away free-kicks in the final third, Dortmund lapped up every opportunity to pump the ball into the box. A fourth goal came five minutes before the break when Julian Koch – who had a tremendous game at right-back – drilled a low cross in that Perisic slotted home at the second attempt.
In first-half stoppage time, Joël Matip dawdled in his own area before grappling Perisic to the ground and giving away a penalty. Hildebrand saved well to push it round his left-hand post, but with Schalke unfocused at the restart, Perisic whipped it in to Santana who powered home a fifth.
A five-goal lead at half-time in a top-of-the-table clash usually means you can take your foot off the gas a little, and naturally Dortmund did after the break. Schalke didn’t threaten once, despite Santana hacking a loose ball clear inside the six-yard box. Mats Hummels eventually completed the six-goal stuffing by heading home from another corner with a quarter of an hour to play.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND 6-0 FC SCHALKE 04 Schmelzer 6 Santana 14, 45 Hummels 22, 77 Perisic 41 Att: 80,720 Bundesliga, Signal Iduna Park. Dry 8°C. Referee: W. Stark
BORUSSIA DORTMUND | FC SCHALKE 04 1. Roman Weidenfeller 7.3 | 34. Timo Hildebrand 5.7 22. Julian Koch 8.5 | 14. K.Papadopoulos [Y] 5.0² 15. Felipe Santana [Y] 9.2 | 32. Joël Matip 5.6 5. Mats Hummels (c) * 9.4 | 4. Benedikt Höwedes (c) 4.6 3. Marcel Schmelzer 9.1 | 3. Sergio Escudero 6.1 6. Sven Bender [Y] 8.5 | 33. Roman Neustädter 6.8 8. Ilkay Gündogan 8.1¹ | 10. Lewis Holtby 6.7 11. Marco Reus 8.4 | 27. Tranquillo Barnetta 5.0³ 24. Ivan Perisic 9.0² | 11. Ibrahim Afellay 5.5¹ 19. Kevin Großkreutz 7.6 | 31. Julian Draxler 5.3 23. Julian Schieber 7.3³ | 25. Klaas-J.Huntelaar [Y] 5.5 ------------------------------- ------------------------------- 20. Mitchell Langerak . | 1. Ralf Fährmann . 4. Neven Subotic . | 6. Tim Hoogland . 7. Viktor Fischer 7.0³ | 7. José Manuel Jurado . 14. Taye Taiwo . | 20. Teemu Pukki 6.8³ 18. Moritz Leitner . | 21. Christoph Metzelder . 26. Dennis Praet 7.0¹ | 22. Atsuto Uchida [Y] 6.0¹ 28. Kostas Katsouranis 7.0² | 28. Christoph Moritz 6.4²
Match Report by @realtimeFM:
“A draw is on the cards in this game as I can see Dortmund and Schalke cancelling each other our. Robert Lewandowski and Jefferson Farfán will both be missed by their respective sides.” – Ung Sokunthea, European Football Express.
 It’s the biggest match in Bundesliga this season, and it’s the table-topping hosts that get us underway. BVB have made four changes from the midweek win at Hamburg: Weidenfeller in goal, captain Hummels at centre-back, and Perisic and Großkreutz in the midfield.
 Marco Reus feeds a ball through to Julian Koch who hits the near post from ten yards out but he’s marginally offside.
 It’s been all Dortmund in the opening moments, and Julian Schieber has a close-range shot pushed over the bar by Timo Hildebrand. Reus, pulling the strings early on, picks Schieber out with a fine pass.
 1-0 DORTMUND! The hosts take the lead from the corner. Gündogan curls it into the near post where Hummels flicks it towards the back post, Schalke don’t clear and Marcel Schmelzer sweeps it home from six yards out.
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 FC Schalke (Marcel Schmelzer 6′)
 Seven goals from corners for BVB this season, a league high. Julian Koch is receiving treatment on the sideline after a coming-together with Julian Draxler, but he looks like he’ll be able to continue.
 Marco Reus gets on the end of a Schmelzer cross and it drops a foot wide. From the goal-kick, Huntelaar gets a stern talking to from the referee after he goes in heavy on Hummels.
 Ivan Perisic skims the top of the bar with a free-kick from thirty yards out.
 2-0 DORTMUND! Out of nothing, BVB have doubled their lead! Matip gievs away a free-kick thirty-five yards out which Perisic whips in towards the six-yard box. Felipe Santana makes a run from the penalty spot totally unmarked and heads home his second goal of the season.
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 2-0 FC Schalke (Felipe Santana 14′)
 Stunning start from the hosts. Roman Weidenfeller hasn’t even touched the ball yet, but as I type, Julian Koch plays the ball back to him.
 Schalke’s indiscipline may well be their undoing, giving away fouls in their half and letting Dortmund pump the ball into the box. Schieber has a header saved well.
 Julian Schieber again escapes the attention of the away centre-backs and gets onto a Reus through-ball. His low shot is well saved, but falls to Perisic on the edge of the box. He can’t get his chip on target.
 Corner BVB. Perisic good work down the left, cross deflected wide.
 3-0 DORTMUND! Captain Mats Hummels peels away from his man and meets Gündogan’s delivery at the near post to head home. Signal Iduna Park is bouncing!
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Schalke (Mats Hummels 22′)
 Sven Bender could be in trouble here. Barnetta is tripped as he races onto a through ball from Draxler. Not sure there was anyone covering as Schalke countered quickly.
 Sven Bender cautioned. Free-kick 25 yards out hit straight into the wall by Barnetta.
 Schalke starting to come alive now, Draxler getting by Koch down the left, but the visitors haven’t managed a shot at goal yet.
 Great challenge by Sven Bender on Barnetta in front of the benches, winning the ball fairly but firmly. Barnetta gets gingerly to his feet.
 Dortmund get the ball forwards quickly as a Schalke atack breaks down, Schieber has a 40 yard run towards goal, forced wide by the attentions of Escudero. He finds Reus behind him whose shot is deflected back towards Perisic who heads straight at Hildebrand.
 Third corner for Dortmund. Can they…?
 No. Matip heads away at the near post and Neustadter clears when Großkreutz playsti back towards Gündogan.
 Schalke have their first shot on target, Weidenfeller saving low from Draxler but play has been pulled back for an offside.
 Much like a rugby frontline, BVB work the ball across the field from right to left as they go forward. Großkreutz curls a shot from 20 yards a yard wide of the far post.
 Kyriakos Papadopolous is cautioned for a foul on Kevin Großkreutz. Foul count is now 9-3 to Schalke. One booking each.
 4-0 DORTMUND! It’s a case of pinball inside the six yard box but it’s Ivan Perisic who wheels away in celebration. Reus and Gündogan exchange passes outside the area before finding Julian Koch unmarked. He drills it low into the goal area, Perisic stabs it against the post, Schalke don’t clear and he pokes it home at the second attempt.
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 4-0 FC Schalke (Ivan Perisic 41′)
 Two additional minutes will be added on.
[45+2] PENALTY! Joel Matip dwells on a ball inside the area and gets caught napping by Perisic who wins it off him then gets hauled back by the defender. Perisic will take it himself…
[45+2] SAVED! Ivan Perisic puts it towards the ‘keeper’s left but Timo Hildebrand guesses correctly and palms it round the post.
[45+3] 5-0 DORTMUND! Ivan Perisic whips the corner towards the near post and Felipe Santana powers a header past Hildebrand. Who needs penalties?!
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 5-0 FC Schalke (Felipe Santana 45′)
[45+4] There’s the half-time whistle and no one could have predicted this. Dortmund haven’t given Schalke a sniff, are five-up with four from set-pieces, have missed a penalty and are battering their fiercest of rivals.
Half-Time: Borussia Dortmund 5-0 FC Schalke (Bundesliga)
[HT] Bundesliga Scores: Fürth 0-1 Köln, Hannover 2-1 Stuttgart, Leverkusen 0-1 Nürnberg (Pekhart scored and sent-off), Mainz 0-1 Hamburg, Wolfsburg 0-0 Münchengladbach (Hosts down to ten men).
[HT] Substitute¹ for Schalke: Atsuto Uchida replaces Ibrahi Afellay (5.5).
 We’re back underway here after that incredible first-half. How do Schalke come out after that? I wouldn’t have liked to have been in their dressing room at half-time.
 Ilkay Gündogan looks in some discomfort after a late challenge in the centre circle. Atsuto Uchida has been cautioned. Dennis Praet has been sent back out to continue his warm-up.
 Massive penalty appeal from the hosts. Uchida appears to block Großkreutz’s cross with an arm. Lewis Holtby fouls Mats Hummels, then Ivan Perisic in the space of thirty seconds. Foul count (17-5) shooting up for the visitors, totally rattled by Dortmund’s cool performance.
 Substitution¹ for Dortmund: Dennis Praet replaces Ilkay Gündogan (8.1).
 Schalke have nine men forward at a free-kick which Holtby smashes into the wall. BVB clear and it’s 4-on-1 as Julian Koch brings the ball forwards over halfway. Neustadter gets back to challenge Reus.
 Double Substitution for Dortmund: Kostas Katsouranis² and Viktor Fischer³ come on for Ivan Perisic (9.0) and Julian Schieber (7.3). Another two assists for Perisic today, he leads the league on those.
 Elsewhere, Fürth have equalised against Köln. Hamburg now 2-1 up at Mainz. Leverkusen have equalised against 10-man Nürnberg.
 Julian Koch against gets behind the left-back and fires a shot at Hildebrand. Combination of goalkeeper and post keep it out.
 Schalke have their first half-chance of the game. Draxler whips a low cross intowards the six-yard box. Huntelaar gets a touch to beat Weidenfeller but Santana clears it away as it bounces towards goal.
 Barnetta trips Schmelzer a yard outside the area. Dangerous territory here, Hildebrand sets up a three-man wall. Dennis Praet takes it but it’s always bending wide.
 Wolfsburg have gone 1-0 up against 3rd-place Gladbach. Bas Dost the scorer.
 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is late on Santana and joins two team mates in Wolfgang Stark’s notebook.
 Wolfsburg have doubled their lead, Bas Dost has a brace now.
 Schalke win a couple of corners after good work down the right. Both end up headed behind. Hummels heads away the third and BVB counter.
 Substitution³ for Schalke: Christoph Moritz replaces Tranquillo Barnetta (5.0) on the right wing.
 6-0 DORTMUND! Five corners have been converted into four goals for the hosts. Dennis Praet whips it in towards the near post and Mats Hummels flicks a header home for his second and Dortmund’s sixth.
GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 6-0 FC Schalke (Mats Hummels 77′)
 Ten minutes to go here, can Dortmund keep a clean sheet? Schalke have had ONE shot all afternoon. All signs point to yes.
 Attendance announced as 80,720. Unsurprisingly, a full house.
 Felipe Santana is cautioned for a cynical tip on Huntelaar. Sven Bender played a sloppy ball in towards Praet, and Schalke were getting the ball forwards quickly after intercepting. One of those you that take for the team.
 Dortmund will finish the match with ten men. Sven Bender has been stretchered off, not immediately apparent what happened.
 Two additional minutes will be added on.
[FT] There’s the final whistle. Wow. Bragging rights firmly handed back to Dortmund after they were humbled here in April. So hard to pick a man-of-the-match, but Dortmund’s captain Mats Hummels deserves the plaudits this afternoon.
Full-Time: Borussia Dortmund 6-0 FC Schalke (Bundesliga)
In his fifteen competitive match at the club, manager Grayson Surman has arguably overseen his most stunning and important of victories. A derby match against your rivals at home, that last time out finished 3-0 to the visitors, with the added spice of the sides being first and second.
Today will go down in club folklore, and gives the squad a massive boost ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League tie at Juventus – a game that can see safe passage through to the First Knockout Round.
News about Sven Bender is refreshing. Nothing serious, just a dead leg, and the midfielder should be fit for midweek, as will Andreas Beck. Though after Julian Koch’s great performance today, he isn’t guaranteed a start by any means.