Karim Bellarabi and Bayer 04 Leverkusen provided some of that, and we see why Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp does not necessarily have to be too downbeat by his side's 2-0 defeat. Elsewhere, there were boosts for Hamburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Shinji Okazaki.
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Only twice since Jürgen Klopp took charge of Borussia Dortmund have they lost on the opening day of the season. Saturday's 2-0 reverse to Bayer 04 Leverkusen was a case of lightning striking in the same place twice - in 2010/11, they also lost 2-0 at home to Leverkusen. That season, the Westphalians still went on to win the Bundesliga.
...one giant point for the northern Germany side. Saturday's goalless draw at 1. FC Köln was indeed Hamburger SV's first away point in the whole of 2014. They were beaten in each and every one of their eight away games during the second half of last season. It can therefore be considered a great start to the season for Mirko Slomka (pictured, l.), who himself lost every time he went away last season (for Hannover 96 and Hamburg).
FC Augsburg are perennial late starters. Saturday's defeat at 1899 Hoffenheim extended their record of never having won on the opening day of a Bundesliga season. Their first year in the top flight started with a draw, but since then, they have now lost three times on the opening day of the campaign. And next up, they host Borussia Dortmund.
Shinji Okazaki took his place at the top of an exclusive list of Japanese players to have scored in the Bundesliga with his 26th strike at the weekend. His goal in 1. FSV Mainz 05's 2-2 draw at SC Paderborn took him level with Yasuhiko Okudera at the top of that pile, and the chances are the World Cup star will move clear in the weeks to come.
Many of the fans inside the Signal Iduna Park may well have done just that on Saturday as the quickest goal in the history of the Bundesliga was scored. Karim Bellarabi etched his name in the history books with a goal after only nine seconds, bettering a record held by another Leverkusen legend Ulf Kirsten (shared with Giovane Elber) of 11 seconds. Here are the top ten quickest Bundesliga goals. Just try not to blink.
Anybody wanting a wager on who Schalke's first goalscorer of the season will be in future would be well advised to back Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The Dutchman put the Royal Blues ahead at Hannover 96 on Sunday, scoring the Gelsenkirchen club's first goal of the season for the third year in a row. He opened his account on Matchday 1 also in 2012/13 and 2013/14.
SC Paderborn lined up for their first ever Bundesliga match on Sunday with only German players in their squad. Not only did every single one of the starting XI have a German passport, but the lingua franca on the bench was also German with not one foreign player in the squad of 18. FC St Pauli were the last side 'Made in Germany' with a teutonic team in May 2011.
Thomas Schaaf celebrated his debut as coach of Eintracht Frankfurt with a win on Saturday. His last coaching debut also got off on the right foot, although you have to go back a long way to find it. 15 years have passed since Schaaf's debut as Bremen coach and his Frankfurt bow this weekend. The Eagles' fans were quite happy too after seeing their side go the entire first half of last season without a single home victory.