The 2016/17 season is off to a flying start, with two Bundesliga new boys in particular showing a sensational nose for goal. Here’s the Matchday 1 Stat-attack.
Joel Pohjanpalo (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) and Bobby Wood (Hamburger SV) both made their first-ever shot on goal in the Bundesliga count as they got off the mark in the top-flight at the first time of asking. VfL Wolfsburg’s Daniel Didavi also scored with his first shot for his new club.
Eintracht Frankfurt have won four of their five Bundesliga home games under Niko Kovac.
FC Bayern München’s 6-0 win over SV Werder Bremen equalled the record for the highest-scoring encounter on the opening day. In 1974, Kickers Offenbach also romped to a 6-0 victory…over Bayern!
The reigning champions are yet to taste defeat since the official season opener was introduced (12 wins and three draws for the champions in 15 matches). And the team holding the trophy has managed to win the last eight in a row.
For the record 12th time it was a Bayern player who scored the first goal of the season. Xavi Alonso was the man who opened the scoring this time.
Andre Hahn’s match-winning strike for Borussia Mönchengladbach against Bayer 04 Leverkusen was goal number 2,800 in the Bundesliga for the Foals.