- Hamburg bag first win of the season.
- Records of firsts for Lewandowski, Leipzig and Hoffenheim.
- Five players scored first Bundesliga goals for their clubs.
Debut goals, record runs and finally a victory this season – this weekend the Bundesliga was full of thrills, spills and numerous firsts. bundesliga.com has summarised all the premiere moments for you from each game on Matchday 13.
Ahead of this clash on Friday night, 1. FSV Mainz 05 were searching for back-to-back wins over FC Bayern München for the first time ever after securing their first win in eight against the record champions in the last meeting in 2015/16. However, it was striker Robert Lewandowski who stole the headlines on the night as he scored his second of the game with an injury-time free-kick to become the first player in Bundesliga history to score four consecutive braces away at the same club.
This relegation six-pointer did not disappoint both in terms of action and premiere moments. It was only the third competitive meeting between SV Werder Bremen and FC Ingolstadt 04 but it brought the northern club their first-ever victory over Die Schanzer. Ingolstadt left-back Markus Suttner scored his first Bundesliga goal in his 30th appearance with a stunning free-kick on the hour mark.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s first and only competitive defeat of this season had come at the hands of 1. FC Köln in the second round of the DFB Cup, but the Sinsheim club put that loss behind them on Matchday 13 to become the first side to put four past the league’s tightest defence since Bayern over a year ago. TSG’s victory was also their first over the Billy Goats in ten top-flight games and means that Julian Nagelsmann’s side are now on a run of 14 league matches without defeat for the first time in the club’s history. Hoffenheim’s youngster Baris Atik also made his top-flight bow in this game.
This match was the first time in five and a half years that Bayer 04 Leverkusen failed to register a shot on target in the first half of a Bundesliga game but it was also the first time that Hakan Calhanoglu has scored in consecutive league games for Die Werkself. At the other end of the pitch, the SC Freiburg’s Janik Haberer grabbed his first-ever top-flight goal as the Black Forest outfit drew for the first time this campaign. There was also a first-ever Bundesliga appearance for right-back Lukas Kübler.
Marco Reus was the star for Borussia Dortmund in the Battle of the Borussias as he made his first top-flight start since the final day of last season, and the 27-year-old marked the occasion with a maiden hat-trick of assists in the Bundesliga to twice set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and then Ousmane Dembele. However, things are a lot tougher for the other Borussia as Borussia Mönchengladbach are now on a run of eight Bundesliga games without a win for the first time under coach Andre Schubert.
It was a mixed bag for VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday as they twice took the lead with Borja Mayoral and Paul Seguin both scoring their debut goals in the Bundesliga. However, it did not end well when the latter received the first competitive red card of his career shortly before the Wolves succumbed to a late penalty. This is therefore the first time ever that the Lower Saxony side have begun a Bundesliga season without a win in their opening seven home matches, although they did score two goals in a game at the Volkswagen Arena for the first time this campaign. For Hertha Berlin, this match was only the first time this season that they have conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a game.
In what was the first competitive meeting between these two sides, RB Leipzig’s amazing run continued as they remained the first promoted side to go unbeaten in the opening 13 matches of a Bundesliga campaign. Leipzig and Hoffenheim’s unbeaten runs make this the first time two teams have remained undefeated after 13 matches of a Bundesliga campaign. The Saxony club are also the first team ever to win eight consecutive Bundesliga games as a promoted team. As for FC Schalke 04, Sead Kolasinac has now scored in back-to-back top-flight matches for the first time in his career.
More firsts arrived on Sunday and the big news was that Hamburger SV secured their opening win of the campaign at the 13th attempt. The victory came courtesy of numerous other goal-scoring firsts as Michael Gregoritsch scored in consecutive Bundesliga games for the first time ever and then Matthias Ostrzolek tucked away his debut top-flight goal for a HSV side who were unchanged for the third game in a row for the first time in over four years. As for SV Darmstadt 98, this defeat was the first time they have suffered five competitive losses on the bounce since securing promotion to the third division in 2011.
Watch: Lewis Holtby reacts to Hamburg's first win of the season.
The final fixture of Matchday 13 also did not disappoint with regards to firsts. FC Augsburg were on a club-record run of three league games without conceding heading into this match but soon fell behind to Branimir Hrgota’s first strike for Eintracht Frankfurt to let in their first goal in over 300 minutes of Bundesliga action. However, the Bavarians responded after half an hour when Dong-Won Ji struck with just Augsburg’s first shot on goal.