Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored his tenth Bundesliga goal in eight games at FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 17. - © imago / Bernd Müller
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored his tenth Bundesliga goal in eight games at FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 17. - © imago / Bernd Müller
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Chicharito: the Bundesliga's best-ever late arrival

Given that Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez appears to break a new record every week, it will hardly come as a surprise that the Mexican superstar's matchwinning strike in Bayer 04 Leverkusen's 1-0 win over FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 17 wrote a new chapter in the Bundesliga history books.

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It was a goal which brought statistical confirmation to what many will already have suspected: Chicharito is now the best-ever Bundesliga striker to join a club after 31 July.

Accordingly, bundesliga.com has rounded up a selection of other statistical quirks to emerge from Leverkusen's win in Ingolstadt...

Some other statistical gems to come out of Leverkusen's win...

    Die Werkself have won all eight Bundesliga games in which they have taken the lead this season.Despite an up-and-down Hinrunde, Roger Schmidt's troops have only one fewer point (27) than at the same stage last season, when they went on to finish fourth.The only chance created by Karim Bellarabi on Matchday 17 resulted in Chicharito's winning goal.