With little to gain in the Bundesliga and their places in the Champions League final already confirmed, both Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp and Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes rang the changes for Saturday’s head-to-head at the Westfalenstadion.
Given the squad shake-ups and a desire to avoid injury, Der Klassiker often took on the feel of a training match. Although, with neither side much keen on pulling out of a challenge, the encounter in Dortmund had a rather nasty edge to it.
Even so, there was plenty to glean from the 90 minutes, especially with such a high-profile re-match just three weeks away.
Following are six things we learned from Saturday’s match, and each of them will no doubt come into play as both managers prepare for the Wembley final on May 25.