Here's a look at some of the most interesting inter-matchday facts and figures...
FC Bayern München are rapidly honing in on yet another Bundesliga best mark: the 2-0 Bavarian derby success at 1. FC Nürnberg was their 12th win on the trot, a sequence topped only three times before in the Bundesliga and invariably by Bayern themselves. 15 wins in a row is the all-time record, established under Felix Magath in 2005. This time last year, the men from Munich were in the process of setting a new one-season best by winning the first 14 games after the winter break.
Bayern have scored at least twice in each of their 12 latest victories. Borussia Mönchengladbach are the only other side to have bagged two goals or more 12 games running in the top flight, back in 1987. A couple more at home to SC Freiburg this weekend and the defending champs would have another outright statistical best in the bag.
has featured in ten Bundesliga games for FC Bayern so far – and won the lot. Robert Kovac, Isaac Vorsah and Dominik Kohr are the only other players to have made a flawless double-digit start to their top-flight career. Kohr, on loan at Augsburg from Leverkusen, is in direct competition with Thiago for a new stand-alone best-mark and with the Bavarian Swabians already having mustered a club record nine season victories, the contest is perhaps not quite as one-sided as it might appear at first glance.
Thiago's Spanish compatriot and FC Bayern clubmate Javi Martinez has meanwhile carved out a slice of Bundesliga history of his own by becoming the first player to finish on the winning side 19 times running.
On the brink of his 300th Bundesliga appearance, can lay claim to some impressive statistics alongside his 121 goals. The Bayer frontman has been involved in 9,395 one-on-one situations in those outings, an absolute top-mark in the division over the past 20 years. He has also played a part in each of the last 106 matchdays, the longest current unbroken sequence of any player – and the longest ever for a centre forward.
Be it at Leverkusen or his former employers Hamburger SV, a goal from Heung-Min Son has been a guarantee of victory 13 times in a row now in the Bundesliga, while Leverkusen have won 14 of their first 20 games this season, a new club record.
Borussia Dortmund's 5-1 thumping of Werder Bremen was their 110th top-flight victory under Jürgen Klopp, leaving him one shy of club record holder Ottmar Hitzfeld. The current Swiss national team boss had 208 games in charge of BVB, however, compared to Klopp's 190 so far. The win at Bremen was Dortmund's fourth of the season in which they scored five goals or more – a division best, with even FC Bayern only managing it twice.
Werder will be hoping for an in their next home game this weekend and statistically, at any rate, the omens are good. Visitors Borussia Mönchengladbach have not won any of their last 23 Bundesliga outings at the Weserstadion (17 defeats and six draws). The last time they did emerge triumphant there, in March 1987, it was in high style, with an on-the-road club record 7-1 victory.