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
After 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 1,000 in the Bundesliga beckoning. Pep Guardiola's men can go into quadruple figures 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 this term.
Borussia face Schalke in heavyweight tussle
After snatching a point off last season's beaten UEFA Champions League finalists Juventus in midweek, Gladbach – who had either won or lost all of their games this season prior to Wednesday – host Schalke 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 Matchday 10's curtain closer.
Spotlight on Aubameyang
Flying the flag for the Bundesliga in the Europa League this week were both Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg, who both 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 were 3-1 victors over Azerbaijani side Qäbälä FC, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagging a hat-trick. The Gabonese striker also scored a treble on his Bundesliga debut back in 2013. The opposition then? Augsburg.
Wolfsburg's away day struggles
VfL Wolfsburg may be 27 league games unbeaten at home, but they have struggled on the road this season, picking up just two points (in Cologne and Ingolstadt) from a possible 12. That is something they will be keen to rectify at SV Darmstadt 98 this weekend, 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.
Floodgates open for Bayer?
Four goals were only enough for a point against AS Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, 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 deficit 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 can take maximum points.