Cologne – The first so-called 'English Week' is here with midweek Bundesliga action in the form of Matchday 6.
While you may still be digesting Matchday 5's big stories, it is time to turn your attention to the next round of action with five things to keep an eye out for this week.
1) Dortmund in record chase
With five wins from five in the league (11 out of 11 in all competitions) and 18 goals scored to three conceded, no club in Bundesliga history have ever made as good a start to a season as Borussia Dortmund. They head to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim this Wednesday looking to keep their excellent run going and to edge closer to the longest winning streak at the start of a season: the record of seven games is held by both FC Bayern München and 1. FSV Mainz 05.
2) Bayern seek Wolfsburg revenge
Bayern are matching Dortmund stride for stride this term too and will not want to be the first to stumble when they host VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday night. Never before have two clubs won their first five matches of a season, although unlike Dortmund, Bayern have lost a game this season – against the Wolves. Defeat in the DFL Supercup in August is the only blot on Pep Guardiola's men's copybook this term and they will be out to avenge that defeat by putting the ball in Dortmund's court on Tuesday.
3) Unbeaten Wolves out to upset Bayern - again
Thanks to that Supercup win, Wolfsburg are the only other German club, besides Dortmund, still to boast an unbeaten record this season, having also won on their UEFA Champions League debut and in the first round of the DFB Cup. Speaking of the DFB Cup, Wolfsburg host Bayern in round two next month with the top two sides in the Bundesliga last season then set to meet for the third time already this season.
4) Favre-less Gladbach
For the first time since February 2011, Borussia Mönchengladbach go into a fixture without Lucien Favre on their bench this Wednesday. Andre Schubert will lead the Foals out for their game against FC Augsburg after Lucien Favre resigned at the weekend. "I'm absolutely distraught that the time with such a fantastic coach is over," said sporting director Max Eberl. "But now we must look forwards." That means trying to pick up the first points of the season, at the sixth attempt.
5) Home comforts for Ingolstadt?
FC Ingolstadt 04 have been making waves in this, their first Bundesliga season. With ten points from five games, they are already a quarter of the way to the target they set themselves for the season. However, nine of those points have come away from home (with the Bavarians becoming the first newcomers ever to win their first three straight away matches in the Bundesliga) and their challenge will be to try to post their first home win of the season when they entertain Hamburger SV on Wednesday.