A young Finnish striker grabbed the headlines on Matchday 2 as the Bundesliga returned with a bang after the international break. bundesliga.com crunches the numbers from the 2016/17 season's second round of fixtures.
Joel Pohjanpalo became the first Bayer Leverkusen player in Bundesliga history to score a hat-trick off the bench. Indeed, only Robert Lewandowski has managed a greater goal haul as a substitute, having scored five goals in just nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg last season.
Hertha Berlin have started a Bundesliga campaign with two wins for the first time in their history.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim overturned a three-goal deficit for the first time in their Bundesliga history in the 4-4 draw against 1. FSV Mainz 05. It was the first time the 05ers had thrown away such a commanding lead.
Leverkusen celebrated their fifth home victory in a row against Hamburg on Saturday – their best record against a current Bundesliga side.
1. FC Köln are now undefeated in seven Bundesliga matches - their longest run without a defeat in 15 years.
Substitutes weighed in with 11 of the 25 goals scored on Matchday 2.
Defeats to Sporting Lotte (DFB Cup), Bayern and FC Augsburg ensure SV Werder Bremen have lost their first three competitive matches of the season for the first time in 49 years.
Leipzig made it 2-2 in the 89th minute against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 1. Against Borussia Dortmund, Leipzig again managed to score in the dying embers of the game as Naby Keita made it 1-0 in the final minute of normal time.