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One of the handful of Bundesliga records to have successfully stood the test of time is FC Bayern München's incredible 101-goal tally from the 1971/72 campaign, Gerd Müller et al. Bayern's 6-1 thrashing of VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday however now leaves them on 72 and counting, a Matchday 24 interim best-mark. The legendary Bomber der Nation's contemporary namesake Thomas Müller chipped in with a brace, as did league top scorer Mario Mandzukic at his old stomping ground.
They may have huffed and puffed a bit by their own standards, but Borussia Dortmund's proved enough to extend their second-place cushion to four points over Bayer Leverkusen as the Werkself dropped points again at Hannover 96. Skipper scored the only goal against his struggling former club to ensure Borussia maintained their momentum in the league with a second straight win since their surprise Matchday 22 reverse at Hamburger SV.
Now just a point above FC Augsburg in fifth, VfL Wolfsburg have endured a wretched week. Having shipped six goals at Hoffenheim last time out, they promptly repeated the feat against FC Bayern – despite having matched the men from Munich blow for blow for a good hour. Indeed in the wake of the club's record Bundesliga defeat on home turf, VfL head coach Dieter Hecking even went as far as to say, “Over the first 65 minutes it was the best performance since I took over.”
Nobody at the club is likely to be admitting it any time soon but on current form Augsburg are on course to quite unexpectedly qualify for European football for the first time. Goals from (l.) and Tobias Werner (r.) secured the Bavarian Swabians a 2-1 win at UEFA Europa league hopefuls Borussia Mönchengladbach and lifted them above their vanquished hosts and up to sixth place in the standings. Indeed, measured on 2014 form alone, Markus Weinzierl's unheralded charges would be fourth...
A home draw with Eintracht Braunschweig may have closed out VfB Stuttgart's dismal eight-game losing streak but it was not enough to either increase the three-point gap on the bottom-place visitors or save Thomas Schneider's job. On Sunday morning, the management unveiled Huub Steven's as the club's new coach. The 60-year-old Dutch tactician brings a wealth of Bundesliga experience to the task of saving Stuttgart from the drop, most famously from his two stints in charge of Schalke.
Finally, there was some admirable fair play on display in Werder Bremen's 2-0 win at 1. FC Nürnberg. In the first half, the hosts Hiroshi Kiyotake admitted he had touched the ball last when awarded a corner kick, before Bremen's Aaron Hunt then told the referee to overturn his decision to award 28-year-old a penalty after he went down in the box. "I did look for the contact but I noticed their defender pulled out. I fought with my conscience for a moment, but I don't want to win games like that," admitted Hunt afterwards.
Relive the honesty displayed by Kiyotake and Hunt courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: