Our own Kai Dambach was on-hand and fully credentialed for Saturday’s Revierderby, which hosts Borussia Dortmund blow a 4-0 first half lead, only to draw the match 4-4 after a furious Schalke second half come-back.
Kai was on-hand before, during, and after the match—camera in hand.
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The Revierderby is incredibly tense, and requires riot police, especially to keep home and away fans separated.
The police horses have to be protected as well.
Christian Pulisic getting focused for the upcoming match.
Remembering a Revierderby in recent memory, a BVB flag waver dons a Batman mask.
FC Schalke 04 fans turn their backs and flip off everyone around them while “You’ll Never Walk Alone” blared over the stadium loudspeakers.
The south stand, commonly known as The Yellow Wall, put up a banner and lit smoke bombs before the match.
Dortmund gets ready for the game in front of the (very) Yellow Wall.
If Jimi Hendrix was a Dortmund fan, one of his songs would have a different sound.
Aubameyang and Dortmund fans flip out after his goal gets the scoring started in Dortmund.
Aubameyang tries a shot in the box in the first half.
All in blue watch in horror as Stambouli accidentally puts it in his own net and doubles Dortmund’s lead.
Schalke 04 goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann heard the Dortmund goal song a lot in the first half.
Aubameyang and Götze, brothers arm-in-arm, brothers in scoring goals.
Dortmund fans had quite the party in the first half, but that would soon change in the second half.
Sokratis makes an acrobatic clearance in the second half.
The game starts to unravel for Dortmund, as Sokratis and Toprak raise their arms in frustration after a play.
Schalke 04’s Amine Harit charges ahead past Christian Pulisic.
Schalke 04’s Leon Goretzka can’t believe a call didn’t go his way.
Daniel Caligiuri’s shot catches everyone’s attention as it sails in. Just before 90 minutes were up, Schalke were only down one goal.
Tensions are always high during the Revierderby. The ref gave out 10 yellow cards in the game, including two to Aubameyang.
Schalke 04’s Naldo gets up high on the corner to head in the tying goal.
Schalke 04 players run over to celebrate the goal with their fans.
Schalke 04 players thank their fans for their support to the end. Some players tried to go past the barricades to celebrate with their fans, but were denied by crowd control.
Schalke 04 fans taunted the Yellow Wall after the match, begging for a response.
One fan on the Yellow Wall looks for answers after the match.
Peter Bosz is still with Dortmund, but not for much longer if this keeps up.
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