Munich - In the run-up to the bulk of the Matchday 4 fixtures, we take a look at some of the most interesting statistical tidbits to emerge in the wake of last weekend's action.

The latest round of games brought with it a rather less welcome record - never before have eight players been sent off on a single matchday.

Leverkusen set a club record of their own in beating Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 - eight straight Bundesliga wins, stretching back to last season of course. Stefan Kießling notched up his 100th top-flight goal for Leverkusen in that match - as well as demonstrating his all-round forward credentials by laying on two more for team-mates.

1899 Hoffenheim are the current division top scorers with ten goals - more than they have ever managed before in the Bundesliga at the three-game mark. Nicolai Müller of 1. FSV Mainz 05 tops the individual scoring chart on four goals. He has netted in each of Mainz's last five competitive outings, going back to the end of last season (six goals in all).

Hannover 96 right back Hiroki Sakai put in a sterling shift in the 2-1 home victory over FC Schalke 04, winning 89 percent of his one-on-one tussles. Sakai's next direct opponent could well be his Japanese compatriot Shinji Okazaki, with the 96ers hosting Mainz on Saturday.

Takashi Inui was in fine fettle for Eintracht Frankfurt in their 2-0 win at Eintracht Braunschweig. His four attempts on goal were the most of any player on the pitch and he laid on another two for team-mates, as well as putting in five crosses from the left. Inui was also the game's busiest sprinter, shifting into top gear no less than 34 times.