Bundesliga's booming: Spectacular strikes, goal-hungry frontmen and a whole host of exciting trends. The Bundesliga is once again on the record hunt this season
BVB are unbeaten in their last 19 encounters (15 wins, four draws). They suffered their last defeat against Hannover 96 on 18th September 2011 in a 2-1 loss. They still have some way to go though before they crack the all-time record set in 1982/83 by Hamburger SV who went 36 matches without losing
2,092 corners after 25 Matchdays is the lowest figure of the last two decades. However 75 goals
The money-makers: The top goalscorers list this season is mightily impressive. Five strikers have scored 16 goals or more (Gomez (pictured), Huntelaar, Podolski, Lewandowski, Pizarro). The last time forwards had this much success in front of goal was 35 years ago during the 1976/77 season
New attendance record: On average 44,751 fans have witnessed Bundesliga matches this season. The current record for a full term stands at 42,653. Matchday 25 also ushered in the 10 millionth spectator (total of 10,069,086) - the 10 million mark has never before been broken this early.
Fair play: 7,176 fouls have been awarded so far this season - since data collection came into play only last season had less after Matchday 25. The highest figure ever recorded came during the 2001/02 campaign when 9,381 infringements had been committed at this stage of a season
Midfield motors: The 4-5-1 formation is growing in popularity and has resulted in 43 per cent of goals this season being scored by midfielders, the equal highest percentage in the last 20 years alongside the 1994/95 campaign. BVB lead the league with 31 goals from their marathon men in the middle
Familiar faces: After the return of Otto Rehhagel, the second oldest head coach in the history of the Bundesliga, more and more former Bundesliga players are making impact from the bench. The Hertha BSC boss has now made a league-leading 1,024 Bundesliga appearances as a player and head coach
Jupp Heynckes comes in as a close second with 968 appearances.
Sure-fire spot-kick takers: 87 per cent of penalties this season have found the back of the net (47 of 54). If the Bundesliga penalty takers were to maintain this ratio they would set a new record. In none of the 48 Bundesliga seasons so far have more than 84 per cent of penalties been scored