bundesliga.com rounds up the choicest statistics to have emerged from Matchday 32 in the top flight...
He may have been a fairly unknown name before the start of the season, but he has made quite an impression of late. After excelling against Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League recently, Oliver Kirch also entered the history books after scoring the 900th goal of the current Bundesliga campaign in the 2-2 draw away to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Saturday evening. A total of 907 goals have now been scored in the season so far, nine more than the total figure in 2012/13.
took a step towards rediscovering his excellent form for FC Bayern ahead of Real Madrid CF in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday by scoring in the 5-2 home win over SV Werder Bremen, extending his unique record of never having been on the losing side when he has netted in a Bundesliga match. Bayern have won 53 and drawn two of the 55 games in which he has registered, with his goals total now at 63.
1. FSV Mainz 05 remain on course to reach Europe for only the second time in their history after beating 1. FC Nürnberg 2-0 at the Coface Arena, with Shinji Okazaki once again single-handedly leading the charge. Following his opener against der Club, he has now scored 14 times this term - more often than in three full seasons at previous club VfB Stuttgart - to break the record for goals scored in a single campaign by a Japanese player in Germany’s top flight, surpassing Shinji Kagawa.
Leverkusen maintained their push for a Champions League finish with a hard-fought point against Dortmund, but defender Roberto Hilbert will not want to be reminded of his mistake in the 2-2 draw. The former German international was penalised for a handball that allowed Marco Reus to equalise from the penalty spot, the fifth spot-kick that he alone has conceded this season, more than any other top-flight player in the last 20 years. Bayer have, as a team, given away eight penalties in 2013/14.
Borussia Mönchengladbach's 1-0 win at FC Schalke 04 ensured that, to all intents and purposes, the Foals will play in the UEFA Europa League next season. Not only did the Foals register their first win in Gelsenkirchen for 22 years, but Lucien Favre's side also achieved a first in the Bundesliga, conceding just one foul in the entire match - Raul Brouwers in the 90th minute - something no other side has managed to achieve since data started being collected.