On Monday, we analyse Hiroki Sakai's prolific shots-to-goals ratio, find out why Hertha Berlin are coming up short in recent games and learn a bit more about FC Augsburg's goalscoring sensation Andre Hahn.
Prior to Matchday 11's encounter with Werder Bremen, Hannover 96 full-back (pictured) had only registered one shot in 23 Bundesliga games. At the Weserstadion on Sunday evening, the Japanese international tried his luck for the first time in over a year... and found the net from 30 yards! It may not have been enough to earn Hannover a point, but Mirko Slomka will be urging the 23-year-old to pull the trigger more often in future.
Despite Hertha Berlin's good start to the Bundesliga season, head coach Jos Luhukay may be a little concerned by his team's apparent inability to defend high balls into the box. Four of the last five goals Berlin have conceded have been headers and Luhukay admitted after the reverse to FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 11 that, "We're missing a bit of height at the back." Thankfully for the 50-year-old, defensive giants John Anthony Brooks (1.93 m) and Maik Franz (1.90 m) are set to return to the side in the not too distant future.
It's been quite a journey for FC Augsburg's goalscoring hero Andre Hahn: The 23-year-old, who has netted three times in die Fuggerstädter's last two matches, obviously hates long waits, as he was only playing for fourth-division outfit FC Oberneuland as recently as 2010. Since joining Augsburg from third-tier side Kickers Offenbach this summer, his upward rise has continued and he is now more than capable of making a name for himself in Germany's top-flight, with four goals in eleven appearances.
Sakai's strike against Bremen was just one of several spectacular goals on Matchday 11. You can enjoy the five best strikes in this video, exclusive to the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: