FC Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund: 5 key players in Revierderby

Schalke 04, Salif Sane (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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2. Amine Harit

Always. Literally always. Amine Harit has become the centerpiece of this FC Schalke team all over again after suffering last year with the rest of his teammates. Nowadays, Harit leads the club in just about everything. So as long as he can stay healthy (fingers crossed), he will continue to be the inspiration that this attack needs to get through opposing defenses.

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The problem that Harit often runs into is needing someone to finish off attacking moves. Harit himself has a suave finish in his back pocket, but he can’t be relied upon to be our top goal scorer, even though he currently is.

A creator is only as good as the strikers he feeds, and right now, Harit is having to serve in both roles. Which just ramps up his value to the club and his importance in every single match. The fact that this is a Revierderby does nothing to his key status. It just puts a bigger spotlight on him, a spotlight that he should be used to at this point.

Dortmund have proven to be an incredibly susceptible defense, so Harit should find plenty of joy driving into their teeth and doing the things that he does so well. So get ready to see him shred some black and yellow.

And while we’re on the topic of shredding. Let’s get to No. 1.