By Patrick Akoto
Jerome Boateng will clash with his ‘best friend’ and half-brother Kevin-Prince Boateng for the fourth time in their careers when Bayern Muncih host Schalke at the Allianz Arena in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bayern are the runaway champions in the German top-flight after taken an unassailable 19 points from 22 games.
Since his arrival from AC Milan last month, Kevin-Prince Boateng has helped lift Schalke up to four with the Ghana international adding some steel to their attacking midfield.
Bayern are the overwhelming favourite after beating their opponent 4-0 during the corresponding fixture last year.
"He's my best friend with whom I can talk about everything. I am very glad that I have him," says Jerome ahead of the game.
“"We contact each one almost every day.”
Jerome is seen as the quiet and introvert type while Kevin is regarded as the wild one.
European champions Bayern will provide an acid test of Schalke’s improved streak, but there promises to be fireworks when the Boateng brothers clash.