bundesliga.com brings you the statistical skinny from Matchday 28...
was on target twice for FC Bayern against 1899 Hoffenheim, netting his 32nd brace in his Bundesliga career. The Peru veteran is also a highly potent finisher in terms of efficiency, his five strikes this term coming at one goal every 80 minutes, compared to every 103 minutes for strike partner Mario Mandzukic. Unfortunately for Bayern, his efforts weren't enough to give the Reds a victory, as Hoffenheim forced a 3-3 draw at the Allianz, ending Bayern’s 19-game winning run.
was the man of the moment in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win at VfB Stuttgart, the Germany international notching the third hat-trick of his Bundesliga career. Stuttgart, meanwhile, again displayed a seemingly chronic inability to defend a lead, as they contrived to lose the game despite opening up a two-goal advantage. The Swabians have now dropped 28 points from winning positions this season, having drawn five games and lost six. But for those lost points, VfB would be, wait for it… 4th, in the UEFA Champions League places.
FC Schalke 04 have now won their last six home games against Hertha Berlin without conceding a single goal after the 2-0 victory on Friday evening; only three times in league history has a club managed such a record against another. Schalke are also on a run of eight wins in eleven games, and were briefly ahead of local rivals Dortmund in the table this weekend. Hertha, meanwhile, have lost their last four league games, the first time that coach Jos Luhukay has presided over such a run since taking charge in May 2012.
If you're in amongst it at the bottom of the league, SC Freiburg are the team to emulate when it comes to getting the job done against your rivals. Following their 3-2 win over 1. FC Nürnberg, die Breisgauer are now unbeaten in their last four games, collecting ten points, with all of them coming against a direct relegation rival; they recorded wins over Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and a draw against Hamburger SV and are now 14th, five points ahead of the relegation play-off spot.
What Mirko Slomka would give to guide a team to an away win in the Bundesliga again... The Hamburger SV boss saw his side go down to a 3-1 reverse at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday, making it three defeats in his three games on the road as HSV's new coach. The 46-year-old also lost his last nine away games at previous club Hannover 96, meaning he now has an unwanted record of twelve uninterrupted away losses as a Bundesliga coach.