The numbers paint a bleak picture as to why Borussia Dortmund will spend the winter break in the Bundesliga's relegation zone
The numbers paint a bleak picture as to why Borussia Dortmund will spend the winter break in the Bundesliga's relegation zone
Bundesliga

Matchday 17 statistical review

Cologne - When was the last time Borussia Dortmund endured such a terrible first half of the season? Which was the latest Bundesliga record to fall to the mighty FC Bayern München? And which club records have VfL Wolfsburg been breaking?

Matchday 17 provided a veritable feast of statistics, and bundesliga.com has crunched the best of those numbers into some bite-sized portions for your delectation...

5 - For the fifth time in Bundesliga history, a team has gone the first half of the season unbeaten. With 14 wins and three draws, Bayern achieved the feat for the third time, with Hamburg in 1982/83 and Leverkusen in 2009/10 also going without defeat.

34 - Wolfsburg have never before picked up so many points in the first half of a season, not even when they won the Bundesliga title in 2008/09.

6 - For the sixth time this season on Matchday 17, SC Freiburg threw away a lead, also conceding an equaliser after the 85th-minute for the fifth time. Just like against Hoffenheim on Matchday 5, they let slip a two-goal advantage against Hannover 96 in 2014's final fixture.

15 - With just 15 points, Dortmund have completed their worst Hinrunde since 1987/88.

27 - With 27 points, FC Augsburg have set a new club record after 17 games. Never before have they racked up so many points at this stage of a season.

34 - Elkin Soto's goal for 1, FSV Mainz 05 against Bayern was only the second time the Bavarians have gone behind this season. The strike also made the 34-year-old Colombian the oldest goalscorer in his club's Bundesliga history.

350 - Sebastian Kehl's 350th game for Borussia Dortmund didn't quite go according to plan, as his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to SV Werder Bremen.

4 - For the fourth time this season, Köln lost despite taking a 1-0 lead - that's twice as many times as any other team.