Jupp Heynckes returned for his fourth spell at the helm of Bayern Munich on Matchday 8 with the biggest opening win of any of his tenures. Elsewhere, there was also a club record for Augsburg, the end of a long unbeaten run for Borussia Dortmund and, as ever in the Bundesliga, plenty of goals! Here are some of the best numbers from the weekend’s action…


Leon Goretzka took his first ever professional penalty when he stepped up from 12 yards in Berlin – and scored. The Germany international is Schalke’s top scorer this campaign with three goals.

Watch: Goretzka on penalty practice


Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario has scored twice in three Bundesliga games.


Ante Rebic scored for Eintracht Frankfurt in Hannover for the third consecutive games His total of three goals this campaign already takes him past his tally for the whole of 2016/17 (2).


Frankfurt have won their last four competitive games against the Lower Saxony club, including three away from home.


Mainz’s Danny Latza has scored four of his six Bundesliga goals against Hamburg, including three from outside of the box.

Watch: Heynckes "a special moment for me"


5-0 was the final score in Heynckes’ return to the Bayern dugout. It was the fourth time he has taken up reins at the record champions, and the fourth time he has won his opening game in charge, but this was his biggest victory yet.


Lars Stindl has scored against Bremen in each of his last six appearances following Gladbach's 2-0 win at the Weser Stadium on Sunday.


Schalke’s total of seven goals from set pieces this season already equals their total from the whole of 2016/17.


Hannover’s run of nine home games without conceding a goal stretching back to February was ended by Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller.

Sebastien Haller (l.) broke Hannover's home resistance at the HDI Arena. © imago / Krieger


Twelve points from eight games is Augsburg’s best ever start to a Bundesliga season. They had never managed more than ten at this stage of a campaign.


VfB Stuttgart’s 2-1 win over bottom side Cologne extended their unbeaten home run in 2017 to 13 games. It is their longest such run for over ten years when they won the title in 2006/07.


Bayern extended their winning run at home to Freiburg to 14 games. The champions have also never lost to the Breisgau club in Munich (16 wins, 2 draws).


There were 40 attempts on goal in Friday’s game between Stuttgart and Cologne, which equals the record from this season. The promoted side’s total of 23 was their highest total this term.


Borussia Dortmund’s 41-game unbeaten run at home in the Bundesliga came to an end against RB Leipzig. Lasting over two and a half years, that series was the longest in the club’s history.


Hoffenheim have now reached 100 points under Julian Nagelsmann in just 56 games. Only Bayern and Dortmund have picked up more since he took over.


After winning at Bremen, Gladbach have now gone 143 matches since they last opened up a two-goal lead and went on to lose the game.

Hoffenheim reached a landmark points total under coach Julian Nagelsmann on Matchday 8. © gettyimages / Simon Hofmann/Bongarts


Hamburg scored their first goal in 458 minutes thanks to Walace’s strike at Mainz.


Bayer Leverkusen captain Lars Bender’s goal against Wolfsburg was his first since April 2016 – 533 days previously.


The number of days since Jakub Blaszczykowski last scored a Bundesliga goal: the Pole netted for Wolfsburg in the 2-2 draw at Leverkusen, almost four years after his last strike in Dortmund's 3-1 win at Schalke on 26 October 2013.

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