It is Christmas come early for Bundesliga fans as bundesliga.com looks back at some of the broken records from the Hinrunde, the first half of the season. After you have seen our selection, tell us about your favourite record of the 2015/16 campaign to date via our Twitter account: @Bundesliga_EN #BL2015
Lewandowski's famous five
Where to begin breaking down the achievement of FC Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski against VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 6? With the Reds trailing the Wolves 1-0 at the interval, Lewandowski came off the bench to single-handedly blow the visitors away, scoring no fewer than five goals in nine crazy minutes. The feat earned the Pole all manner of Bundesliga best-marks, as well as Guinness World Record awards for the fastest hat-trick, four-goal and five-goal hauls and the most goals by a substitute in any Bundesliga game.
Enjoy Lewandowski's five-goal salvo again below:
Tuchel’s record-breaking start
A year-long break from the game apparently did Thomas Tuchel the world of good when he pitched up at Borussia Dortmund back in the summer. After a successful pre-season in Asia, BVB took no time at all to find their form under the new coach, winning their first 11 matches in all competitions. That streak included five wins in a row to start the Bundesliga season, a club record and the best start to a campaign by any incoming BVB boss.
Enjoy the highlights of Dortmund's 3-0 win over Leverkusen on MD5:
Muto in Mainz
The departure of Shinji Okazaki in the summer was a hefty blow to 1. FSV Mainz 05, so it was lucky for them that they had a ready-made replacement in another Japan starlet, Yoshinori Muto. Signed from FC Tokyo, the 23-year-old has been an instant hit, scoring seven times in his first 14 league appearances. Moreover, after 11 matches he had struck more goals than any other Japanese player in Bundesliga history and is only the second Samurai Blue player to score a German top-flight hat-trick, a feat that not even Okazaki or a certain Shinji Kagawa have achieved.