Cologne - FC Bayern München's season of records can be expanded upon on Matchday 10, when Germany's other representatives in Europe return to action mainly with plenty of confidence in the tank.
bundesliga.com presents a guide to what promises to be another enchanting weekend of Bundesliga action...
Next milestone for Bayern
Not satisfied with breaking their own league record of consecutive wins from the start of a season (nine), FC Bayern München can become the first club to reach a significant milestone this weekend, with win number 1000 in the Bundesliga beckoning. Pep Guardiola's men can go into quadruple figures for the number of wins by beating 1. FC Köln this Saturday, although the Billy Goats will be out to spoil the party at the Allianz Arena and become the first side to poke a stick in the spokes of the Bavarian club's relentlessly rotating wheel.
Borussia face Schalke in heavyweight tussle
After snatching a point off last season's beaten UEFA Champions League finalists Juventus in midweek, Borussia Mönchengladbach – who had either won or lost all of their games this season prior to Wednesday – host FC Schalke 04 in an intriguing meeting between two of the Bundesliga's in-form teams. The Foals have won their last four under Andre Schubert, while the Royal Blues have taken maximum points from five of their last six league matches. They also picked up a point in Europe this week and will head to the BORUSSIA-PARK in optimistic mood for the game which will bring the curtain down on Matchday 10 in some style.
European heroes clash
Flying the flag for the Bundesliga with plenty of pride in the Europa League this week were both Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg, who picked up maximum points. For Augsburg, their 1-0 at AZ Alkmaar was their first ever win on the continent and a timely boost having slipped to the foot of the table last weekend. Dortmund have plenty more European wins on their CV, yet a 3-1 victory over Qäbälä and more importantly the hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which sealed it was a statement of their intent, with the Gabon striker hoping to get back on the scoring trail domestically after failing to find the back of the net for the first time all season on Matchday 9.
Wolfsburg's worrying wanders
VfL Wolfsburg moved to the top of their Champions League group by beating PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night, in the comfort of the Volkswagen Arena. Once they set foot out of their own four walls, however, it has been a different story entirely this season, and a story they hope to amend in its next chapter at SV Darmstadt 98. Aside from a DFB Cup victory at Stuttgarter Kickers, the Wolves have been tame on their travels, picking up just two points (in Cologne and Ingolstadt) from a possible 12. That is something they will be keen to rectify in Darmstadt against a side who appear to be suffering from the opposite syndrome: unbeaten away from home, but with just one win in front of their own fans.
Good fo(u)r morale
Four goals were only enough for a point against AS Roma in the Champions League, but it was at least proof that Bayer 04 Leverkusen do know where the back of the net lies. Buoyed by those goals, and also by the result in view of the two-goal gap they were able to close, die Werkself will be seeking a similar bounty when they host VfB Stuttgart, after drawing a blank at Hamburger SV last time out. A return to the top four could be the reward for Roger Schmidt's men if they manage to shore up their defence at the same time.