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Nov 8, 2015 at 2.30pm UK at ​Signal Iduna Park
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
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SchalkeSchalke 04
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Thomas Tuchel: 'Dortmund must keep cool against Schalke'

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel says that staying cool will be the key to victory in the first Ruhr derby of the season against Schalke on Sunday.

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has said that his side must keep their cool if they are to emerge victorious from the first Ruhr derby of the season against Schalke 04 on Sunday.

The 2011-12 Bundesliga champions sit second in the league table before Saturday's fixtures on the back of four successive wins in all competitions, and are six points ahead of their rivals as they welcome them to Signal Iduna Park.

It will be the first Ruhr derby for Tuchel and Breitenreiter, and whereas the Schalke boss hyped up the importance of the occasion, the Dortmund manager knows that not getting carried away with the emotion of the occasion will be vital for his side in front of their own fans.

"We need calm so that we can soak up the special atmosphere tomorrow," Tuchel told reporters. "We expect the atmosphere to be even more tense than usual, and we have to keep our cool. It is important for us not to get carried away.

"We are going to miss Marco Reus [who is sidelined with an adductor injury], but we are ready to play without him."

Victory could move Dortmund eight points clear of third-placed Wolfsburg if Die Wolfe lose at Mainz 05 on Saturday.


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Schalke's head coach Andre Breitenreiter looks on prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match VfB Stuttgart vs FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, southern Germany on September 20, 2015
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund18143145182745
2Bayern Munich18123339192039
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach18113437181936
4RB Leipzig1894531181331
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1893637241330
6Wolfsburg188462824428
7Hertha Berlin187652928127
8Hoffenheim186753326725
9Werder Bremen187472929025
10Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187382630-424
11Mainz 05186662024-424
12Schalke 04Schalke186392225-321
13Freiburg185672228-621
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf186392134-1321
15Augsburg183692631-515
16Stuttgart1842121438-2414
17Hannover1825111736-1911
18Nuremberg1825111541-2611

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