Roman Weidenfeller dived his way up to second on Borussia Dortmund's all-time leading appearances list
Roman Weidenfeller dived his way up to second on Borussia Dortmund's all-time leading appearances list

Matchday 9 Statistical review

Cologne - Another clean sheet without a goal conceded for Manuel Neuer, another morale-sapping defeat for Borussia Dortmund and the highest-scoring game of the season so far: Matchday 9, as you might have expected, didn't disappoint. has crunched the numbers to bring you the best statistical tales to have emerged from the latest round of German top-flight action..

67 - Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann had more touches of the ball than any of his team-mates with 67 in the 1-0 defeat at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

8 - had more than twice as many shots on goal as the entire Schalke 04 side, with his sixth effort proving to be the difference between the two sides. The 20-year-old has now scored six direct free-kicks in 41 Bundesliga appearances.

9 - With nine saves, Loris Karius set a new record for the season for stopping shots, even though 1. FSV Mainz 05 were beaten 3-0 by VfL Wolfsburg.

4 That win for the Wolves means they have now taken maximum points in their last four home games for the first time under head coach Dieter Hecking.

200 - Eintracht's Thomas Schaaf lost for the 200th time in his career (as player and coach). That career, including Saturday's game, now spans 750 matches.

6 - has scored six goals in his last six games.

3 - Defeat at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim meant SC Paderborn were beaten for only the third time this season, but that is nothing to be ashamed of - all three losses came to the teams currently occupying the top three position (Bayern, Gladbach and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

6 - Dortmund have now lost six of their first nine games of the season following the 1-0 reverse at home to Hannover 96. That figure is more than they have ever lost in a first half of a season under Jürgen Klopp.

4 - The last time Borussia lost four games in a row was in spring 2000, when Bernd Krauss was in the dugout.

420 - Hiroshi Kiyotake's match-winning free-kick was Hannover's first strike away from home this term, coming after 420 goalless minutes. The Reds' win at the Signal Iduna Park was also their first victory there in six years.

4 - FC Augsburg beat SC Freiburg 2-0 to record their third home win in a row. It was also their fourth victory of the season - more than they have ever managed after just nine matchdays.

12 - Freiburg are now winless in 12 matches, spanning two seasons. That's the longest barren streak since Christian Streich has been calling the shots as head coach (since December 2011).

5 - Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh is yet to miss from the penalty spot with his goal against Freiburg making it five out of five (three this season alone).