Despite a humbling defeat in Der Klassiker on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund can take some comfort in their exceptional home form in recent seasons.
Not since the enigmatic Jurgen Klopp was shouting instructions on the touchline have they tasted defeat at the Westfalenstadion, a run that now stretches back 735 days.
FACT: Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten at home in the league for over 2 years. — SPORF (@Sporf) April 8, 2017
Absolute fortress. pic.twitter.com/l3r105NxGj
That defeat, perhaps unsurprisingly, came against Bayern Munich in April 2015, former striker Robert Lewandowski scoring the only goal.
Since then, though, Dortmund have played at home in the league 34 times and no side has been able to emerge from there victorious. Thomas Tuchel has guided BVB to 28 wins in that time, and it is a record that has gone somewhat under the radar.
Away from home, Dortmund have lost six games, hence the considerable 18 point gap between them and Bayern at the top of the league. But at the Signal Iduna Park, Tuchel's side have been imperious, defeating Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern earlier this season, as well as edging to a 1-0 victory over second placed RB Leipzig.
Dortmund will be hoping to translate their dominance on their own patch into more consistency on the road, however, particularly if they hope to challenge Bayern for the title in the near future.
Next to visit the Westfalenstadion are Monaco in what is likely to be an enthralling Champions League quarter-final first leg.