Cologne - Eight Matchdays down, 26 to go. The 53rd Bundesliga season is in full swing and already a different picture is being painted to the previous campaign.

In the first feature of a nine-part series, turns the spotlight on clubs' and players' record-breaking feats...

MATCHDAY 1: Big opening win

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FC Bayern München's 5-0 hammering of Hamburger SV in the 2015/16 curtain raiser was the biggest victory in an official opening match in Bundesliga history.

MATCHDAY 2: Nine seconds

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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim took an unexpected lead at home to Bayern, with striker Kevin Volland taking advantage of a defensive lapse to score after just nine seconds. It was the 48,683rd goal in Bundesliga history - and the joint-quickest of them all. Nevertheless, Bayern fought back to win 2-1.

MATCHDAY 3: Muto's double

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Yoshinori Muto struck twice for 1. FSV Mainz 05 in a 3-0 triumph over Hannover 96. It was only the striker's third outing for the club, meaning he scored a brace at an earlier stage in his Bundesliga career than any other Japanese player before him.

MATCHDAY 4: Four in a row

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Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfB Stuttgart fans look away now: both clubs lost the opening four matches of a Bundesliga season for the first time ever. Alexander Zorniger (pictured, l.) became the first coach in Stuttgart's history not to have a single point on the board after four Matchdays.

MATCHDAY 5: Ingolstadt's delight

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FC Ingolstadt 04's 1-0 victory away to SV Werder Bremen was an historic occasion, as the Bavarians became the first promoted club ever to win their first three top-flight matches on the road. Furthermore, they did so without conceding a single goal.

MATCHDAY 6: LewanGOALski shines

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With Bayern 1-0 down at home to VfL Wolfsburg, Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to hit five goals en route to a 5-1 victory. Not only that, he did so in record time, scoring the quickest hat-trick (four minutes), the quickest four-goal haul (six minutes) and the quickest five-goal haul (nine minutes) in Bundesliga history.

MATCHDAY 7: Schalke on the up

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Thanks to a 1-0 victory away to Hamburg, Schalke moved on to 16 points and consolidated third place in the table. Only once have the Royal Blues ever had a greater points tally at this stage of a season: in 1971 they won six and lost one of their opening seven games.

MATCHDAY 8: Unstoppable sharpshooters


Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the first player ever to find the net in eight successive league matches at the start of a campaign after scoring in BVB's 5-1 Klassiker defeat to Bayern. Lewandowski took his tally to 12 for the season in that match, a total only two players have ever managed after eight rounds of matches: Gerd Müller (1968/69) and Christian Müller (1965/65)