Few were more surprised than Philipp Lahm (l.) after the Bayern captain scored his first-ever Bundesliga brace against Bremen
Few were more surprised than Philipp Lahm (l.) after the Bayern captain scored his first-ever Bundesliga brace against Bremen

Matchday 8 Statistical Review

Cologne - Now that international duties are on the back burner, the Bundesliga returned in spectacular fashion, offering up a veritable feast of goalscoring goodness and memorable moments on Matchday 8.

With historical feats and unbeaten streaks dominating proceedings, bundesliga.com is on hand to round up the most eye-catching facts and stats from another pulsating round of action in Germany’s top flight.

32 - The Bundesliga is back to its free-scoring best and, having set a new season record with 27 goals scored on Matchday 7, Germany’s top-flight sides raised the bench mark once again, with no less than 32 efforts nestling in the onion bag this weekend.

0 - Bremen failed to register a single shot on goal in their 6-0 loss to FC Bayern, a feat no other Bundesliga side has achieved since official data began being collected in 1993/94.

51 - For the first time in their 51-year Bundesliga history, Bremen have gone the of a campaign without victory. Never before have the Green-Whites had so few points on the board at this stage of a season.

8 - Eight games into the season and 1. FSV Mainz 05 have, for the first time ever, managed to avoid defeat up until this stage of the season (three wins, five draws).

4 - Never before in Bundesliga history have Borussia Mönchenglnadbach conceded so few goals until Matchday 8. The Foals and new No1 Yann Sommer have let just four strikes past them in the current campaign.

7 - FC Schalke 04’s 2-0 victory at the Veltins Arena on Saturday evening was their seventh successive home win over Hertha Berlin. More impressively, the Royal Blues haven’t conceded once during that time, setting this streak apart from all others currently in play between two top-flight sides.

13 - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s opener in the win at home to Hertha was his 13th goal in 2014, moving him level with Robert Lewandowski at the top of the goalscoring charts for the current calendar year.

1,500 - Kevin Vogt put an end to 1. FC Köln’s run of 310 minutes without a goal at the RheinEnergieStadion, scoring the Billy Goats' 1,500th Bundesliga goal on home soil with his effort in the 40th minute of the 2-1 defeat of Borussia Dortmund.

8 - Including those scored in their incredible three-goal comeback against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, eight of the nine goals VfB Stuttgart have scored this season have been registered in the second half.

34 - The last time Stuttgart managed to overturn a three-goal deficit came in the 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund on 27 September 1980 - a good 34 years ago!