Munich - In our latest feature, Off the Ball, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial stories to have emerged from Germany's top flight.

Today, we take a look at a pair of top-flight milestones lurking on the Matchday 10 horizon, before raising a glass to one of the Bundesliga's very own Birthday boys...

Table-topping FC Bayern München are unsurprisingly unbeaten in the Bundesliga under summer arrival Pep Guardiola, who can match Branko Zebec's ten-match unbowed start to the 1968/69 campaign with a positive result against Hertha BSC Berlin at the weekend. Before that, though, the defending European champions have a seven-game unblemished run to protect in the UEFA Champions League against Czech champions FC Viktoria Plzen.

After a Bundesliga record 174 days without a 0-0 draw, Werder Bremen and SC Freiburg caved to the pressure, playing out the first goalless stalemate of the 2013/14 campaign on Matchday 9. The fact die Breisgauer were involved in the goal glut's cessation is hardly surprising, with the south-west outfit recording more goalless draws than any other club (five) last season. Incidentally, the next 0-0 scoreline will be the 1000th in the Bundesliga's 51-year history. Who's your money on?

And finally, would you all join us in wishing VfB Stuttgart striker and Norway international Mohammed Abdellaoue a very Happy Birthday. 'Moa', as he's affectionately known, won't be able to get away with telling pals he's 21 anymore after VfB Stuttgart took to social media mouthpiece Twitter earlier today, revealing the former Hannover 96 star to be 28; or as some might say 'nearly 30'. Here's to you, Moa. Save us a piece of cake!

Rewind with all the Matchday 9 action, courtesy of the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel.