bundesliga.com rounds up Matchday 11 in numbers...
Many clubs like to play on a Friday night, what with the floodlights and the end-of-the week feeling providing a particularly special atmosphere. Furthermore, if you win, you can sit back and watch the rest of the weekend's action in a more relaxed mood. Just ask Borussia Dortmund. Of their last 19 Friday night home encounters, they've won 13 and drawn six. Their last home defeat on a Friday night was a painful one - a 2-1 reverse to arch-rivals FC Schalke 04 in January 2004.
If any proof were needed of the power of stringing a run of results together, look no further than VfL Wolfsburg. The Wolves have now won three on the trot - a new club record since Dieter Hecking took charge in January - and a sequence that has lifted the side from 14th to fifth. One of the chief architects of that run, , has scored a goal in three consecutive games for the second time in his career - and he has only netted six in total.
1. FC Nürnberg need not get too dismayed just yet about being the first club in six years not to have won a single game after Matchday 11, following a 3-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers SC Freiburg. The last team in the same boat were FC Energie Cottbus in 2007/08, yet they still managed to stay up that season. A good sign, perhaps, for Gertjan Verbeek's men, who have drawn a whopping seven out of 11 fixtures.
Schalke had a lot to thank for as they beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 on Saturday. In his 296th Bundesliga appearance, Hildebrand made a string of crucial saves, clocking up a milestone 100th clean sheet in the process. The 34-year-old thus becomes the 17th goalkeeper in Bundesliga history to make it into treble-figures in that department.
Three costly mistakes made the villain of SC Freiburg's 3-0 defeat to Hamburger SV a week ago, but he bounced back in style at the weekend, helping Freiburg pick up their first win of the season against Nürnberg. His heroic performance in making 12 saves is unparalleled in the Bundesliga this season, and was a personal record as well.
On no other Matchday this season have the visiting teams been so successful. FC Bayern München, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Freiburg, Wolfsburg and Schalke were all successful on their travels this weekend, meaning more than half of the fixtures were won by teams on their travels. With not one draw, that means the spoils in the other four matches went to home teams Dortmund, Eintracht Braunschweig, FC Augsburg and Bremen.
See more of the weekend's goalkeeping heroics on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: