bundesliga.com undertook that challenge though, and below provide the best of the numbers to come out of a jam-packed Matchday 8.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München's 1-1 draw was viewed in many quarters as points dropped for the reigning champions. In fact, the draw was the first time in seven home games that the hosts had failed to win in the BayArena. Leverkusen's goal was hit by a man in form Sidney Sam, who has scored in all five of his side's home games this season, while Bernd Leno made eight saves and enjoyed more touches (49) than any other Bayer player.
Only twice before in their Bundesliga history have Borussia Mönchengladbach won their first four home games of the season. The last time was seven years ago. By equalling that record, they prevented Borussia Dortmund from scoring, becoming the only side to have stopped die Schwarz-Gelben since November 2012. Indeed, the loss was a double blow for Dortmund, it was their 500th defeat in league history, and ended their unbeaten run.
For the first time this season, FC Schalke 04 hit four goals in a game, and the 4-1 win over FC Augsburg was the club's highest victory this season. Contemporary success crowned a historical landmark too - this win was their 600th in Bundesliga history.
Eintracht Braunschweig's 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg, their first Bundesliga triumph since 1. June 1985, ended a run of eleven league games without a win. Things were less rosy for Dieter Hecking, however, as his side's uninspiring display was the first time he has presided over the Wolves losing two games in succession, following last week's 1-0 loss to Bayern.
Fans of action and excitement are turning in their droves to the Bundesliga, thanks also to the exploits of 1899 Hoffenheim. With 20 goals scored and 20 conceded after just eight games, they are guaranteed to provide goalmouth action. They kick-off Matchday 9 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, meaning the record 174-day period without a goalless draw is highly likely to become 175 days.
Max Kruse's goal for Borussia Mönchengladbach ended Borussia Dortmund's record of opening the scoring in 15 consecutive games. With BVB remaining without a reply, it became the first time in 31 games that they hadn’t registered on the scoresheet - 32 would have been a club record. (pictured, right) deserves much of the praise for keeping Klopp's men at bay.