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The great Der Klassiker

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The German Bundesliga offers some extremely attractive football matches. Fans can sign up to 1xBet in order to start wagering on all its exciting contests. One of the most attractive matches in the country and the continent is the so-called Der Klassiker. This is a German phrase that means “The Classic” in English.

Currently, Der Klassiker refers to the contest between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. They are the most successful German teams of the 21st century. However, prior to Borussia Dortmund, other teams that have had a close rivalry with Bayern Munich have been:

FC Schalke 04;
1. FC Nürnberg;
and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

It should be noted that this rivalry started only in the beginnings of the 2000s. It can be argued that Jürgen Klopp was the manager responsible for turning Dortmund into a German powerhouse. Both of these squads play a highly attractive form of football, and 1xBet is the best place to wager on them.

Recent beginnings
Curiously, the first time that these two teams played against each other was on the 16th of October 1965. Dortmund won the match 2-0. Also, the first German team that won an European football competition wasn’t Bayern Munich or Borussia Mönchengladback. Instead, it was Borussia Dortmund, who won the 1965-1966 European Cup Winners’ Cup. You can access 1xBet mobile in order to wager on any of these two amazing football squads.

However, by the 1970s, Bayern Munich would start to show who was the dominant team in Germany. In a match in 1971 that probably most Dortmund fans would prefer to forget, Bayern Munich destroyed their rivals 11-1. It should be noted that 7 years later, on the 29th of April 1978, Dortmund suffered their worst defeat ever. On that day, they were beaten 12-0 by Borussia Mönchengladbach, who at that time were seen as Bayern Munich’s biggest rivals.

Borussia Dortmund started to recover after those painful defeats. By the 1990s, they started to become a serious challenger to Bayern Munich’s Dominance. In fact, they won the 1994-95 and 1995-96 Bundesliga. However, what’s even more celebrated by Dortmund fans, was the fact that their team claimed the 1996-97 UEFA Champions League title.

That event took place on the 28th of May 1997, and the Germans faced Juventus. Dortmund won 3-1, with goals scored by Lars Ricken and Karl-Heinz Riedle. The only goal for the Italians came from Alessandro Del Piero.

However, the result wasn’t the only thing celebrated by the Germans. It should be noted that this venue that hosted the contest was the Olympiastadion in Munich. This was the home venue of Bayern Münich before the construction of the Allianz Arena. Of course, all such finals can be wagered on at the mobile 1xBet website.