bundesliga.com reviews the pertinent inter-matchday statistics ahead of the next round of action in Germany's top flight...
FC Bayern pulled level with their own all-time Bundesliga best-mark of 15 wins in a row with a 5-1 demolition of FC Schalke 04 last Saturday. In contrast to the current run however, the previous one in 2005 was spread over two seasons. Another maximum haul at VfL Wolfsburg this weekend and Bayern will be in uncharted territory.
The men from Munich did secure one outright record against Schalke by scoring at least two goals for the 15th game running to knock BVB off the top spot they had held since their own 14-game free-scoring streak came to an end in December 1995. Bayern also remain on course to become the first team ever to finish a campaign with a 100 per cent home record. Schalke (1971/72), they themselves ('72/73) and Wolfsburg (2008/09) have all come close, managing to win 16 of their 17 games on home turf.
Arjen Robben accounted for three of Bayern's five goals against Schalke – the Dutch forward's fourth hat-trick in the Bundesliga. It was also the Gelsenkirchen outfit's seventh straight loss against their Bavarian rivals. The 30-year-old has now scored ten goals in 18 league appearances so far this season, whilst laying on four assists.
had seven attempts on the 1. FSV Mainz 05 goal, a division high at the weekend which also equalled the South Korea international's personal Bundesliga record. Not that it helped either him or Bayer 04 Leverkusen, as they went down 1-0 at home.
Mirko Slomka lost his final nine away games in charge of Hannover 96 and the 1-0 defeat at SV Werder Bremen took that unwelcome sequence into double figures for the new Hamburger SV coach. The fixture also represented Bremen's 100th Bundesliga meeting with northern rivals Hamburg and 50th on home turf, which resulted in their 25th home win.
Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 home victory over 1. FC Nürnberg was their 112th Bundesliga win under Jürgen Klopp, who thus overtook the old club record held by Ottmar Hitzfeld. In the same match, BVB keeper Roman Weidenfeller kept his 100th clean sheet in what was his 311th top-flight outing all-told, while Ragnar Klavan's 55th-minute leveller for FC Augsburg in their 1-1 home draw with Hannover 96 was the first goal ever netted by an Estonian national in the Bundesliga.
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