Take a look at some of the most standout statistics ahead of the weekend programme:
went into FC Bayern München's home game with Hertha Berlin not having tasted defeat in any of the previous 38 Bundesliga outings he had been involved in. That had him on a level pegging with former Hamburger SV defender Holger Hieronymus' record run from the early 1980s. Ribery played through against Hertha, Bayern won 3-2 - and the UEFA Best Player in Europe for 2012/13 now has another string to his bow - 39 games unbeaten and counting...
Not unrelated to the feat of both aforementioned protagonists, FC Bayern have now gone 35 Bundesliga matches without losing, stretching back to last year - equivalent to more than an entire Bundesliga season. Should they avoid defeat this weekend at 1899 Hoffenheim (the division's current top scorers), the men from Munich will equal the 36-game unbeaten run achieved by Hamburger SV across the 1981/82 and 1983/84 seasons.
The hard-earned victory over Hertha also left FC Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola still waiting to see what it feels like to lose in the German top flight. is the best run any new coach has managed with the Munich club - Branko Zebec just made it into double figures after taking up the post way back in 1968. Guardiola, too, will thus write a new early chapter of his own in the club annals, should his charges avoid losing at Hoffenheim on Saturday.
The defending champions are certainly setting a hot pace at the top, but two sides are doing their level best to keep up with them. In fact, neither Borussia Dortmund nor Bayer Leverkusen, currently separated by goal difference alone, have ever taken 25 points from their first ten matches - club records which also make them the best second and third-placed sides at this juncture in Bundesliga history. The nine-point gap between Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach in fourth is also the largest it has ever been after Matchday 10.
has scored against 17 of the 18 clubs in the Bundesliga, current employers Bayer Leverkusen included. The one exception is of course Eintracht Braunschweig, given that the Lower Saxony outfit have just returned to the top flight for the first time in 28 years. On Matchday 11, cellar-dwellers Braunschweig host high-flying Leverkusen, giving Kießling, last season's Bundesliga top scorer, the opportunity to complete a full house.
1. FSV Mainz 05 left Braunschweig firmly rooted to the bottom of the table by ending a six-game winless streak of their own with a 2-0 home success on Matchday 10. Shinji Okazaki, signed over the summer from VfB Stuttgart, was the matchwinner with a brilliantly taken early lob and a finish on the break in the second half. It was his first double in his 72nd Bundesliga appearance, putting him in a select group of Japanese players to have bagged a Bundesliga brace - alongside Yasuhiko Okudera, Naohiro Takahara, Shinji Kagawa and, most recently, 1. FC Nürnberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake.
We take a closer look at Bayern's record-breaking Frenchman on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: