RB Leipzig have reason to celebrate the best record of any promoted club at the halfway stage of the season
RB Leipzig have reason to celebrate the best record of any promoted club at the halfway stage of the season

Matchday 17 - Statistical review

With the conclusion of Matchday 17, the midway stage of the Bundesliga season has been reached, producing plenty of Hinrunde records and laying significant markers for the remainder of the campaign.

bundesliga.com has done some number crunching to bring you the best facts and figures from the final fixtures of the first half of the season, and the first round of matches in the new year.

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen won the first game of a calendar year for the first time in four years, and for the first time under Roger Schmidt, by overcoming Hertha Berlin 3-1.


FC Bayern München are the league leaders at the midway stage of the season – unofficially known as autumn champions – for the sixth season running and 22nd time in total.


For only the sixth time in the history of the Bundesliga, a team has made it through the entire first half of the campaign unbeaten. Hats off to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, who follow in the footsteps of Bayern (three times), Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hamburger SV.

Watch: Sandro Wagner on Hoffenheim's unbeaten streak:

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Bayern have won their last 27 games against sides that have just been promoted.


For the 13th season in a row, Borussia Dortmund avoided defeat in their first game back after the winter break.


Hakan Calhanoglu scored a Bundesliga brace for Bayer Leverkusen for the first time. He had once previously found the net twice in a game: for Hamburg against Eintracht Braunschweig in August 2013.


VfL Wolfsburg are now 11 games unbeaten against northern rivals Hamburg (six wins, five draws) – they have never had a longer unbeaten run against a single opponent in their Bundesliga history.


Lukasz Piszczek levelled his personal best for a single season (from 2011/12) with his fourth goal of the current campaign.


Leverkusen conceded for the sixth time following a corner this season when Hertha's Valentin Stocker poked home from close range. It was the capital club's first goal following a corner this season.


Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are the league's best two early starters: no other club have scored as many as the eight goals they have netted in the opening 15 minutes of their games.


Darmstadt's wait for a goal is now almost nine hours long (534 minutes).

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Against Köln, Mainz failed to score for the first time at home this season.


Köln have now drawn four league matches on the trot.

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Yunus Malli left Mainz for Wolfsburg in the January transfer window.