Sadio Mane has rediscovered his form in time for the classic – and is eagerly awaiting his first Bundesliga game in Dortmund.

Bayern Munich superstar Sadio Mane has rediscovered his form in time for the classic – and is eagerly anticipating his first Bundesliga guest appearance in Dortmund. “I know the ‘Yellow Wall’ and I know it’s something special. Everyone knows the stadium in Dortmund, it’s one of the best in the world. To play it is fantastic,” Mane said ahead of Saturday’s top game.

“Everyone wants to play this game, we are all looking forward to it, it will certainly be exciting and difficult,” added the goal scorer, who was voted “Man of the Match” in Bayern’s 5-0 win over Viktoria Pilsen in the Champions League. The Senegalese had scored his seventh goal in 13 competitive games for the record champions against the Czech champions.

Like Mane, his teammates are also looking forward to the classic. “We are on a par with Dortmund. This is the highlight game for the fans,” said captain Manuel Neuer. Leon Goretzka said Bayern is “absolutely” ready for the clash: “This is always the most important game for us in the Bundesliga, a prestige duel. We are really hot and will give full throttle.”

CEO Hasan Salihamidzic expects “a nice game for all German football fans” between the fourth-placed team and the third-placed team with the same points and emphasized: “Now everyone can show what they’ve got.