Torsten Frings can expect a hostile reception when Bayern Munich visit Borussia Dortmund in the highlight of Bundesliga weekend action on Saturday (1430 BST).
Crisis-hit Borussia Dortmund start the year by entertaining Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Friday (1930 GMT) with their fans expecting a burst of pride.
VfB Stuttgart moved to the top of the Bundesliga standings with a 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday that also stretched their unbeaten league run to six games from the start of the season.
Borussia Dortmund fought back from two goals down for a 2-2 draw with neighbours Schalke 04 in the highlight of the opening Bundesliga weekend on Saturday.
Second-placed VfB Stuttgart moved closer to a Champions League spot by winning 2-1 at Hanover 96 on Saturday.
Champions Borussia Dortmund slowed down leaders Bayern Munich's march toward the Bundesliga title by beating them 1-0 on Saturday - their first domestic victory over their arch-rivals in eight years.
Borussia Dortmund's Champions League exit has completed an historic failure for German soccer.
Bayer Leverkusen coach Klaus Toppmoeller will be fighting for his job when his struggling take on champions Borussia Dortmund in the German first division on Sunday.