Köln - A Friday night guarantee, nuances in Bundesliga history and an exemplary debut for FC Bayern München’s new Spanish superstar were just three of the standout statistics to emerge from the second weekend of action in Germany’s top flight.
bundesliga.com takes a foray into the facts to bring you the quirkiest numbers from Matchday 2…
293 - Exactly 293 days after tearing two of his anterior cruciate ligaments in a 2-1 loss to VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 12 of last season, Serbian international centre-back Neven Subotic made his return for Borussia Dortmund.
66 Hoffenheim’s last shot in their 1-1 draw with SV Werder Bremen came in the 66th minute. Down a goal at half time, the hosts took control after the break, boasting 11 shots to 1899’s four in the second half having trailed eight to four in the first.
3 - Bundesliga top goalscorer Julian Schieber has scored as many Bundesliga goals in his first two games for Hertha Berlin as he did in the two years he spent at Borussia Dortmund.
400 - Hertha Berlin’s loss in their six-goal thriller with Bayer 04 Leverkusen was their 400th loss in the Bundesliga era.
18 - VfB Stuttgart have gone almost 18 years without picking up a win on home soil against 1. FC Köln. Their last victory over the Karneval club came on 8 September 1996 courtesy of a 4-0 win.
4 - 1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn 07 have both collected four points from their first two games of the 2014/15 campaign, a nuance in Germany’s top flight, as it is the first time in Bundesliga history that the two promoted side have remained unbeaten going into Matchday 3.
84 - At the time of being substituted on his Bundesliga debut, former Spanish international Xabi Alonso had had the most touches of any player. FC Bayern München’s new summer signing had also covered the most ground (9km) and completed 61 of his 67 attempted passes.