Arnie and the Billy Goats, an eastern entry into the top-flight's record books and a Mexican who can't stop scoring were just some of the highlights that lit up the Bundesliga on Matchday 6...
Bayern and Köln gain Arnie's approval
FC Köln terminated FC Bayern München's 100 percent start to the season thanks to a predatory strike from Anthony Modeste at the Allianz Arena. And looking on from the stands on Oktoberfest weekend was none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I am 69-years-old and this was the first time I had a chance to attend a game here,” the actor and former politician explained. “It was a fantastic game… a really exciting match,” he added. Still unbeaten in 2016/17, the Billy Goats responded to going behind to Joshua Kimmich’s sixth goal in seven games for club and country and the visitors could have stolen all three points at the death in what almost turned out to be a Raw Deal for the hosts. Anyone?
Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger on his first real taste of Bundesliga football:
Delighted Leipzig make history
The Bundesliga is alive with the sound of RB Leipzig. The first team from the former East to grace Germany's top-flight since FC Energie Cottbus, Ralph Hasenhüttl's young and exciting charges entered the record books this weekend. A 2-1 victory against FC Augsburg at the Red Bull Arena meant Leipzig extended their unbeaten start to six games, a new high for Bundesliga debutants. "We'd have bitten your hand off for 12 points from six games before the start of the season," defender Marvin Compper enthused after Leipzig's players and fans celebrated in unison following Friday's win. "We also know the last games could have gone differently," midfielder Dominik Kaiser warned, the captain seeking to rein in speculation as to where all of this might end.
On-song Chicharito lifts Leverkusen
Having promised to "take the fight to Borussia Dortmund" this weekend, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez did exactly that, the Mexico international scoring Bayer 04 Leverkusen's second goal of a 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old – who has now registered six of his team's last seven competitive goals – also won the corner that eventually led to Admir Mehmedi making it 1-0 to Die Wekself. "Thankfully we beat one of the best teams in Germany," Chicharito said, adding, "We got the three points which takes us closer in the table to the top four." The Mexican has found the target in his last three games, helping Leverkusen to pick up steam following a slow start to the campaign.
Watch: Chicharito reacts to Leverkusen's impressive win over BVB:
Back in time for the number nine
Recently-departed Bayern coach Pep Guardiola instigated a tactical revolution with his tiki-taka football at FC Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, winning 14 major titles. However, as his successor Carlo Ancelotti discovered to his avail against Köln on Saturday, it seems the good ol' fashioned No9 is back with a vengeance. Modeste's equalising goal saw him become the fifth player to score five goals already in 2016/17. The other four? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chicharito, Vedad Ibisevic and Robert Lewandowski - to a man, players who lead the lines for their clubs playing on the shoulder of the last defender.
No more Royal Blues for Schalke
FC Schalke 04 finally sealed their first Bundesliga win since Markus Weinzierl was appointed as coach in June. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Breel Embolo and Leon Goretzka plundered the goals as Die Knappen roared past Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 at their Veltins Arena on Sunday. Gladbach could have gone second with a win, but the result was never in question. Schalke also beat Leipzig's sister club FC Salzburg 3-1 in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Whisper it quietly, but the Gelsenkirchen club should make the journey to FC Augsburg next Saturday with a spring in their step. Perhaps the Christian Heidel revolution is clicking into gear after all?