The latter half of the banner behind the goal at the Allianz Arena in the capital city of the German state of Bavaria embodies the spirit of the rivalry involved with the Bayrisches Derby between Bayern Munich and 1.FC Nuremberg — “SIEGE FUER UNSERE STADT” — Victories For Our City.
The Bayrisches Derby is certainly one of the most interesting rivlaries in all of German football, all the more so this year since 1.FC NUREMBERG are actually ahead of their Bavarian intra-state nemesis to the south, BAYERN MUNICH, in the Bundesliga standings entering Sunday’s match at the Allianz Arena.
Before the advent of the Bundesliga to begin the 1963-64 football season in West Germany, both teams representing the two largest cities in Bavaria played in the old Oberliga Sued. In contrast to contemporary times, 1.FC Nuremberg, who were founded in May of 1900, held sway in the Bayrisches Derby with 17 wins and nine ties in 34 league meetings between the period immediatley after the Second World War and the formation of the Federal League. However, since that time, Bayern Munich, formed in February of 1900, have been dominant in the regional rivarly.
Bundesliga — Bayern Munich 31, 1.FC Nuremberg 11, tied 10
DFB Pokal — Bayern Munich 7, 1.FC Nuremberg 1
TOTAL ——– Bayern Munich 38, 1.FC Nuremberg 12, tied 10
Meanwhile, 1.FC Nuremberg has not won in Munich since the spring of 1992.
Now, perhaps more than ever, Bayern Munich need to collect all three points from the traditional Bavarian Zweikampf. Following Saturday’s action in the Bundesliga, the defending German champions stood tenth in the table with just 16 points from their first 11 games of the season. Two points ahead are 1.FC Nuremberg, seventh at the moment in the German top flight.
2010-11 Bundesliga goal-scorers
BAYERN MUNICH : Gomez 5, Mueller 2, Schweinsteiger 2, Demichelis 1, Kroos 1, Lahm 1, Tymoshchuk 1, van Buyten 1
1.FC NUREMBERG : Gundogan 4, Schieber 3, Ekici 2, Frantz 2, Hegeler 2, Pinola 2, Wolf 2