bundesliga.com rounds up the main talking points to have emerged from the midweek medley we like to call Englische Woche...
There were no surprises at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night as FC Bayern München beat SC Paderborn 07 4-0. Mario Götze (two), Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller grabbed the goals, with Pep Guardiola's men moving to the Bundesliga summit for the first time this season as a result; something, by the way, the record German champions didn't manage until Matchday 8 in 2013/14.
It's only taken them in excess of 630 minutes, but FC Schalke 04 were finally able to celebrate their first win of the season in all competitions on Matchday 5, and bang in time for this weekend's Revierderby against Borussia Dortmund at that. Second-half goals from Max Meyer, Roman Neustädter and Tranquillo Barnetta saw off the challenge of SV Werder Bremen, who remain one of four sides still to record a league win in 2014/15.
Look up 'irrepressible' in the Bundesliga dictionary and all you'll find is a jubilant-looking mugshot of 1.FSV Mainz 05 striker . German football's all-time leading Japanese goalscorer was on target for the fifth game on the spin in Tuesday's 2-2 home draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, cementing his place atop the 2014/15 scorers' chart, having already hit a third of his 15-goal haul from the previous campaign.
opened his Bundesliga account for his new club at the fourth time of asking in BVB's enthralling 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday night. 2013/14's leading Serie A marksman was on target with five minutes left on the clock at the Signal Iduna Park to spare his side what could otherwise have been a second defeat on the bounce and third of the season.
Hamburger SV remain without a win in the Bundesliga since beating Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 4 April. The northerners had high hopes of getting off the mark against Gladbach following last weekend's goalless draw at home to FC Bayern, but Max Kruse's solitary strike was enough to leave Josef Zinnbauer's men not just in the relegation zone, but bottom of the standings as the only team in the top flight still to register a single goal.