'Doing a Pekhart'
What a start: New Nuremberg frontman Tomas Pekhart scored the only goal of the game on his Bundesliga debut at Hertha BSC Berlin on Matchday 1 and followed that up with another in the 2-1 loss to Hannover 96
Morten Rasmussen made an equally bright start to his Bundesliga career at Mainz 05 last season, netting in the 2-0 opening-day victory over VfB Stuttgart and the follow-up 4-3 win at Wolfsburg. It was not to last however - in January the Danish striker moved on to Aalborg
Luca Toni's celebratory 'ear-twister' became a very familiar sight to fans of the German game following his switch from AC Fiorentina to Bayern Munich, starting with the first two games of his debut 2007-08 season. In all, the Italian frontman found the net 38 times in 56 outings for the record champs
Werder Bremen had high hopes of Hugo Almeida, not least after the Portuguese striker opened 2006-07 with a goal in each of his first two games. That proved something of a false dawn however and after latterly making more appearances off the bench than from the start, he moved to Besiktas in January 2011
Borussia Dortmund's big-money signing Marcio Amoroso got off to an even better start in 2001-02, notching three goals in his first two Bundesliga games for the Yellow-Blacks. 15 more over the rest of the season played no little part in BVB's title success that year
Free-kick specialist Vasile Miriuta scored goals number one and two for Bundesliga newbies Energie Cottbus in 2000-01. His season total of 15 is still a club record for the top flight
Back in 1996 Ruggiero Rizzitelli became the first Italian player to moved from Serie A to the Bundesliga and promptly scored in each of his first two games for FC Bayern. In the 43 Bundesliga appearances that followed however, Rizzitelli could only add a further ten
... current VfB sporting director Fredi Bobic, who really set the gold standard for Bundesliga debutants, hitting the net in each of the five opening games of 1994/95. Two down and three to go then this season for Nuremberg's Tomas Pekhart...
Paulo Sergio was one Brazilian who certainly had no problems adapting to life in the Bundesliga. His career at Leverkusen began in1993-94 with a goal in each of the opening two rounds of Bundesliga action
Three years earlier, Bayer's then-sporting director Reiner Calmund really picked a winner with the acquistion of Ulf Kirsten. Two goals in two games at the start of 1990/91 were only a taster for the 180 to follow before Kirsten hung up his boots in 2003
EURO 96 winner Stefan Kuntz was another goalgetter who wasted no time showing what he was capable of, netting in both of VfL Bochum's opening games back in 1983-84. In all, Kuntz would finish up with 179 goals in 449 Bundesliga outings
Fritz Walter (l.) started out in the top flight with Waldhof Mannheim in 1981. In 348 Bundesliga games for them and VfB Stuttgart he banged in 157 goals
1954 World Cup hero Helmut Rahn only tasted one season of Bundesliga action. He started it with two goals in two games for Meidericher SV, adding five more over the rest of the campaign
Another member of the World Cup class of 54, midfielder Max Morlock, turned out 21 times (eight goals) for 1. FC Nuremberg in 1963-64, the first-ever season of the Bundesliga