bundesliga.com presents the juiciest statistics to have emerged from Matchday 34 in the top flight...
FC Bayern München were the first and last team to score this season courtesy of ’s Matchday 1 hit against Borussia Mönchengladbach and ’s last-gasp winner against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon. The Peruvian's effort represents Bayern's 17th goal from the bench this season and equals SV Werder Bremen's super-sub strike rate of 2006/07.
Stuttgart have never finished a season with fewer points than their 2013/14 tally (32) and never lost more games (18), yet they somehow still managed to stay in Germany’s top tier, unlike the 18 other sides that went down with the same number of points since the introduction of three-point rule in 1995/96. The Swabians also conceded 20 goals and surrendered 18 points during the final 15 minutes of games over the course of the campaign.
bagged his fifth brace of the campaign in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin, netting his first free kick in 131 Bundesliga appearances and finishing the season with at least 20 goals under his belt for the third year running. For their part, Hertha enjoyed a fine run during the Hinrunde, collecting 28 points, but only managed a further 13 after the winter break, with only HSV faring any worse.
FC Schalke 04 celebrated their best ever Rückrunde (36 points) return after Saturday’s 4-1 victory against Nürnberg, with the relegated Franconians now without a win on Schalke soil in 20 years. In the game itself, Julian Draxler snapped a 1305-minute goalless run, spanning over half a year, with the Royal Blues' third of the afternoon.
netted his 15th goal of the campaign in Saturday's 3-2 win over Hamburg to draw level in the club's season-record annals with Germany international Andre Schürrle. Die Null-Fünfer amassed a club-high 29 points during the second half of the campaign and qualified for a European tournament for only the third time in their history (2005 and 2011).