Mark Lovell looks at the talking points ahead of the Bundesliga's standout fixture as Bayern Munich travel to Gelsenkirchen to play Schalke 04 at the weekend.
Keller in crisis
The heat is on for Schalke and coach Jens Keller. Schalke were bundled out of the DFB-Pokal by third-division Dynamo Dresden and a sloppy opening league defeat to Hannover increased the pressure on Keller. Respected German weekly Sport Bild has claimed that Keller is even thinking of throwing in the towel.
Can Keller survi...
Borussia Monchengladbach youngster Sinan Kurt remains hopeful Bayern Munich will reach an agreement to sign him before the close of the transfer window.
Kurt, who turned 18 in July, is eager to make the move to Bavaria, but the Bundesliga champions have so far offered only 500,000 euros upfront for his signature and The Foals have been unwilling to sell.
The attacker, who was this week called into the Germany under-19 squad, has been likened to Borussia Dortmu...
Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund are both hoping to pick up their first points of the season when they clash at the Augsburg Arena on Friday night.
While the hosts started the season with defeat in Hoffenheim, Dortmund uncharacteristically threw away the points with a 2-0 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen on the opening day of the season.
Dortmund will be looking to make a statement before the rest of the league are in action this weekend by maintaining coach Jurgen Klopp's record of never having f...