bundesliga.com has gathered up the best of the weekend's talking points into handy bite-sized chunks...
Japanese stars and took centre stage in the Revierderby between Schalke and Dortmund on Saturday, and it was the former who was celebrating come the final whistle thanks to the Royal Blues' 2-1 triumph. As well as marking the first time Kagawa had lost to BVB's bitter rivals, the result allowed Schalke to level the head-to-head balance between the sides: both have now won 30 Bundesliga matches against each other, with 25 draws.
That FC Bayern have been below par this term is no great secret, but the fact that they are neverthless top of the table is in large part down to . The 22-year-old has scored four of the Bavarians' 11 goals so far - including the opener against 1. FC Köln on Saturday - and furthermore, whenever he has scored in the Bundesliga his team have never lost, posting a record of 27 wins and four defeats.
Most of the headlines this weekend have understandably dealt with Schalke's Revierderby win over Dortmund and Bayern extending their lead at the top, which has allowed Gladbach moving up to second in the standings to almost go unnoticed following their victory over Paderborn. Lucien Favre's Foals are unbeaten in ten matches in all competitions this season and emerged from a tricky englische Woche with seven points from a possible nine.
On Matchday 5 VfL Wolfsburg's impressive run of scoring in consecutive Bundesliga games ended on 30 with their 1-0 defeat to Hertha. That left Leverkusen as the league's most consistent scorers on 16 successive games, but their streak was also halted, this time on Saturday by SC Freiburg. All of which leaves Schalke as the only team to have scored in every league match in 2014/15, taking their tally of hitting the target in consecutive matches to eight.
Hamburg finally scored for the first time this season but they are now nevertheless the holders of an unwanted Bundesliga record. 's strike (pictured) to make it 1-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday ended HSV's 507-minute goal drought, the longest such spell at the start of a Bundesliga campaign, 'beating' VfL Bochum's misfiring stint of 474 minutes at the beginning of the 1979/80 season.