bundesliga.com reviews the standout inter-matchday statistics ahead of the next round of action in Germany's top flight...
FC Bayern's 6-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg was their 16th straight victory in the Bundesliga – a new outright best-mark. It was the fourth game in a row the men from Munich had won by four goals or more, also a unique sequence in the history of the German top flight. With 72 all-told at the end of Matchday 24, Pep Guardiola's free-scoring troops are on course to top the club's own long-standing record of 101 goals for the season, set by Gerd Müller and Co way back in 1971/72.
By remaining 24 games unbeaten since the start of the campaign, Bayern have meanwhile pulled level with Bayer 04 Leverkusen's record start from 2009/10 – and have the chance to claim it for themselves against Bayer at the Allianz Arena this weekend. That 6-1 defeat meanwhile marked a less welcome milestone for Wolfsburg, being their heaviest home loss to date in the Bundesliga. Coming on top of a 6-2 drubbing at Hoffenheim, it was also the first time the Wolves had been hit for six in two consecutive games.
Bayer 04's Bernd Leno saved his fourth successive penalty in the league when he kept out Szabolcs Huszti's early effort at Hannover 96. That has never been topped in the Bundesliga – and with five spot-kicks foiled over the campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old Leverkusen custodian is now just one shy of Thomas Zander's season record of six for 1860 Munich in 1979/80.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's hat-trick in the 4-0 win against Hoffenheim took him up to 54 Bundesliga goals for FC Schalke 04 – and past Olaf Thon to claim fourth place on the Royal Blues' all-time individual scoring chart. The Dutchman has scored seven goals in nine top-flight outings so far this season.
Borussia Mönchengladbach's 2-1 home loss to FC Augsburg stretched their current winless streak to nine games (five draws and four defeats) – the longest run head coach Lucien Favre has had to endure either with the Foals or in his previous Bundesliga post at Hertha Berlin.
Despite finally ending an eight-game losing stretch with a 2-2 draw against Eintracht Braunschweig, VfB Stuttgart conceded at least two goals for the twelfth game running. The Swabians have not managed a single clean sheet in any of their last 17 league outings, and have actually shipped two goals or more in each of their last twelve.
fired Hertha Berlin 1-0 in front for the seventh time in the current campaign in their eventual 1-1 draw at 1. FSV Mainz 05. In the same match, South Korean left back Joo-Ho Park earned his first penalty in the Bundesliga for the hosts. Maxim Choupo-Moting slotted it away to seal a share of the points.