bundesliga.com brings you the statistical skinny from Matchday 29...
There was no debating where the biggest shock was on Matchday 29. It was at the SGL Arena, where FC Bayern München lost in the league for the first time since October 2012, ending a run of 53 top-flight matches unbeaten, and and failed to score for the first time in 65 Bundesliga encounters - their last blank coming at home to 1. FSV Mainz in April 2012. What's more, Bayern are now winless in their last three in all competitions - the last time that happened was in early 2011 under Louis van Gaal.
is leading the Borussia Dortmund charge at home and abroad at present. He was the best BVB player in the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid CF last Wednesday, and he continued his good form by scoring one and making another as die Schwarz-Gelben came from behind to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park. The 24-year-old has now been involved in five of the team’s last six goals, while he has also netted seven in his last ten against the Wolves.
HSV’s 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Friday night was their fifth home game undefeated under Mirko Slomka. They already have more points in this period (11) than they managed in their previous ten home encounters, and, should they survive in the Bundesliga (they are currently 16th), their home record will likely have been decisive. Bayer, meanwhile, have just one win in nine and are outside the top four for the first time this season, having also relieved Sami Hyypiä of his duties as head coach.
Wherever Borussia Mönchengladbach have a free-kick from a goalscoring position, will usually be there or thereabouts. On Saturday, the 34-year-old set Borussia on the road to victory by curling in an albeit deflected free-kick, the ninth of his Bundesliga career. The win, sealed by a Max Kruse penalty, also took Gladbach into fourth place and the final Champions League spot, ahead of Leverkusen on goal difference.
Having been bottom of the table since Matchday 3, Braunschweig have long been many people's favourite to drop into Bundesliga 2 this season. The Lions have other ideas, though. On Sunday they brushed aside local rivals Hannover 96 3-0 to win the Lower Saxon derby and are now just two points behind 16th-placed Hamburger SV. The victory also means Eintracht have 11 points from their last five home games, losing just one of their last seven.