Munich - From unbeaten records to dampened birthday celebrations, the Bundesliga served up another superlative round of action on Matchday 3.

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Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern Munich, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 all picked up victories to maintain their perfect starts to the campaign. Last season’s top three have continued in the same vein of form which saw them qualify automatically for the UEFA Champions League, while Mainz’s early-season success has been built on a strong defensive unit and the pace and goalscoring ability of .

Going into Matchday 1, SV Werder Bremen had not recorded a win since February, but under head coach Robin Dutt that has all changed. Indeed, it was only on Matchday 3 that the Green-Whites conceded their first goal of the campaign in a 1-0 reverse at Borussia Dortmund.

Saturday was supposed to be Hamburger SV's big day. A giant clock was put up in the Imtech Arena to celebrate the Bundesliga's only ever-present club's 50-year stay at Germany's top table, but celebrations were cut short after Thorsten Fink's men slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin.

As if the injury to midfield starlet Thiago Alcantara was not enough of a headache, Pep Guardiola will also have to reconsider his penalty-taking options after Matchday 3. David Alaba could not convert from the spot against 1. FC Nürnberg, which meant that Bayern have now missed two of their three Bundesliga spot-kicks this season, after Thomas Müller similarly saw his penalty saved against Gladbach on the opening day.

Never before have four sides without a single point to their name had to face off as early as Matchday 3. Eintracht Frankfurt finally got their campaign up and running with a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig, who like VfB Stuttgart are still to break their duck this term. The Swabians were on the scoresheet on Sunday, but FC Augsburg held on to register their first win of 2013/14.