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Halftime Report: No Score, But Lots of Action

45 minutes remain in one of the most fast-paced Der Klasikers in recent memory

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After 45 minutes of end-to-end action at the Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are notted at 0-0.

But don't let the scoreline deceive you. There has been enough action in this game for an entire season, and both teams have had incredible chances.

The best chance from either side came in the 29th minute. With Bayern on a counter attack, Douglas Costa took a through ball and went for a one-on-one against Dortmund keeper Roman Burki. Coming off his line, Burki made himself a big, cutting down the angle and forcing Costa to shoot the ball sooner than he would've liked. The shot was turned aside by Burki to keep the game scoreless.

Early in the match, Thomas Muller found a loose ball at the top of the area after Burki was unable to make a diving punch on a cross. Muller settled the ball, but shot high of the empty net.

Dortmund also had their fair share of chances. The most dangerous one came on a counter-attack where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent in a low cross finding Marco Reus 12 yards from goal. Reus had trouble controlling the pass and Joshua Kimmich knocked the ball away to safety as Reus moved to shoot it.

Aubameyang also had an early chance himself, streaking past Kimmich on a counter and shooting straight at Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer who punched it to safety.

Statistically speaking, Bayern won the first half, seeing 57.5% of possession and unleashing eight shot attempts, two of which were on target. Munich completed 325 passes for an 85.2% completion rate.

Dortmund is winning the match defensively, making nine tackles and 14 clearances. BVB have also intercepted 23 Munich passes.

Discipline-wise, both teams have committed seven fouls and received one yellow card.