Cologne - The 2015/16 Bundesliga season is slowly starting to take shape with Matchday 5 seeing significant strides made in one direction, and slides in the other.
bundesliga.com has ten things you need to know about Matchday 5...
1) Leading by example
For the first time in Bundesliga history, two clubs have won their opening five games of the season. Borussia Dortmund still lead the way at the top of the standings on goal difference after beating Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0 in Matchday 5's final fixture, a day after defending champions FC Bayern München got the better of promoted SV Darmstadt 98 by the same scoreline.
2) Imperious Bayern
FC Bayern may not have been in their usual star-studded format when they paid SV Darmstadt 98 a visit, yet the end result was certainly discernible as a normal day at the office for Pep Guardiola's staff. They have made it five out of five this season and are already showing that imperious look which has distinguished them in recent seasons as the team to beat.
3) Rule Bavaria
You do not have to travel far within Bavaria to find another club making strides, and making history. FC Ingolstadt 04 won their third successive away game this season, thus becoming the first newly-promoted side ever to win on their first three away ventures in the Bundesliga. With ten points from their first five games, they are also a quarter of the way to their target of 40 for the season – a figure deemed sufficient to be sure of avoiding relegation.
4) Modeste by name, ruthless by nature
Anthony Modeste is his name, but the 1. FC Köln forward is anything but a modest player. The Frenchman has netted seven goals in six competitive outings for the Rhineland outfit this season, finding the boots of last season's Billy Goats' favourite Anthony Ujah actually too small for his burgeoning reputation. Scoring the winning goal in a derby will only enhance his appeal among Köln fans too.
5) Misery for Mönchengladbach
That 1-0 win for Köln piled further misery on Borussia Mönchengladbach, who remain winless and without a single point yet this season. Being voted the Bundesliga's Coach of the Year for 2014/15 appears to have put a jinx on Lucien Favre, who handed in his resignation on Sunday evening after four-and-a-half years at the club.
6) Wolves grinding
Wolfsburg are still working their way up through the lower gears after grinding out a 2-0 win over stubborn Hertha Berlin. It is a measure of the Wolves' new-found status that opponents are tightening up against them, but Dieter Hecking's men have so far managed to cope. Their 25th game in a row without losing at the VW-Arena was further proof that the Wolfpack are ready and willing to fight for the title this season.
7) Majestic Malli
When Shinji Okazaki was sold this summer, Mainz fans may have been rather concerned that only Yoshinori Muto was brought it. Fears that their attack was going to be weaker have proved unfounded, with coach Martin Schmidt delving into his box of tricks and pulling out Yunus Malli. A midfielder by trade, he is thriving in a more advanced position and has now scored his side's last five goals, thanks to his first ever hat-trick on Matchday 5.
8) In-Sane Stuttgart
26-10 shots on goal, 292-230 passes and 6-5 corners, but crucially 0-1 in terms of goals. That is the story of VfB Stuttgart's defeat at home to FC Schalke 04 and also a reflection of the luckless Swabians' season so far. Like Borussia Mönchengladbach, they have now lost their first five games of the season, while with 13 conceded, including Leroy Sane's (pictured) strike for Schalke, they now have the leakiest defence in the top flight.
9) Flying Fährmann
Schalke's slender 1-0 victory gives the Royal Blues their first set of back-to-back Bundesliga wins this calendar year. Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann had a big hand in the Matchday 5 triumph, the 26-year-old custodian pulling off a career-best and season-high nine saves over the course of 90 or so thrilling minutes at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
10) BVB blazing a trail
Dortmund's 3-0 win over Leverkusen means Thomas Tuchel's men have now won all 11 of their competitive outings so far in 2015/16. With five wins, 18 goals for and three against, no Bundesliga team has ever made such a flying start to a season.