bundesliga.com has compiled some of the most interesting stats to emerge from the opening weekend of the 2013/14 campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the undoubted star of the Matchday 1 show. Borussia Dortmund's new Gabon international became only the sixth player to bag a hat-trick on his top-flight debut, in the 4-0 win at FC Augsburg. The other members of that elite club are Engelbert Kraus (for TSV 1860 Munich), Olaf Marschall (Dynamo Dresden), Martin Fenin (Eintracht Frankfurt), Adhemar and Hermann Ohlicher (both VfB Stuttgart).
Hertha Berlin carved out their own little slice of Bundesliga history with a 6-1 home victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, becoming the first freshly-promoted team ever to score six goals on the opening matchday of the season.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen picked up this season where they left off the last, a 3-1 home victory over SC Freiburg making it six top-flight wins in a row for the Werkself. Another at Stuttgart this weekend would see them level the club record of seven straight successes, dating back to autumn 2001.
On past form, Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling looks odds-on to find the back of the net on that trip to Stuttgart. Kießling has scored in every one of his last eight games against VfB, and 12 times all-told. That's the second-longest streak of its kind in the league's history, topped only by Klaus Fischer's nine-game goal run for 1860 Munich and Schalke 04 between 1969 and '74 - also against Stuttgart.
FC Bayern Munich maintained an impressive sequence of their own carried over from last season. The 3-1 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach leaves the champions now unbeaten in 26 Bundesliga outings (22 wins, four draws). One more game without defeat would see them equal the club record of 27, set in 1987/88 and again the following season under Jupp Heynckes.
Borussia Dortmund matched their best Bundesliga start with a 4-0 win at Augsburg. In 1994, BVB opened their campaign with the same scoreline against 1860 Munich and went on to end that season as champions.
Sami Allagui maintained his remarkable opening-day scoring record, bagging a brace for promoted Hertha Berlin against Frankfurt. That makes it six years in a row that the German-born Tunisia international has hit the net on Matchday 1 - thrice each in the Bundesliga and Division 2.
Jürgen Klopp is on the brink of a centenary after the win at Augsburg - the Dortmund supremo has racked up 99 wins in 171 games as a Bundesliga coach.
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski is set to turn out for the 100th time in the German top flight against Eintracht Braunschweig this weekend. The Polish frontman has scored 55 goals in his 99 appearances to date.
So far, so good for Heung Min Son at Bayer Leverkusen. The South Korean summer signing has scored in each of his competitive outings thus far - at Lippstadt in the DFB Cup and in the league opener against Freiburg.
Hajime Hosogai has made an equally bright start at Hertha. In his first Bundesliga starting appearance of 2013, the Japan international signed from Leverkusen played an instrumental midfield role for the newly-promoted side in their historic (see above) 6-1 victory over Frankfurt.