Cologne - Robert Lewandowski broke yet more records, while the weekend brought a change in fortunes for several clubs in the bottom half of the table. Once again, the Bundesliga did not disappoint.

Allow bundesliga.com to guide you through the essential stories, facts and figures to have emerged from Matchday 7...

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1) Lewandowski equals Der Bomber

Robert Lewandowski may only have managed to score twice in ninety minutes against 1. FSV Mainz 05, but he kept the records tumbling nonetheless. In FC Bayern München's 3-0 away win, he scored his 100th and 101st Bundesliga goals, reaching the milestone faster than any other foreign player in the league's history. He also notched up his tenth goal in seven games, equalling a record held by Bayern legend Gerd "Der Bomber" Müller.

2) Bayern in fine form ahead of Der Klassiker

The record champions pulled ahead at the top of table on Matchday 7 after Borussia Dortmund dropped points. The top two face each other next Sunday in the much awaited "Klassiker", and the timing could hardly be better for Bayern. While Dortmund have dropped points in their last two league fixtures, the champions are in fine form, finding the net eight times in the same time frame

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3) Aubameyang extends scoring run

Although Dortmund were disappointed after a 2-2 draw with SV Darmstadt 98, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can reflect on a personal job well done. His brace against the Lilies means he is now on nine goals this season, having scored in the first seven Bundesliga fixtures - extending the record he set in midweek.

4) Darmstadt still defying the odds

Most people would have had Darmstadt down as relegation certainties before the season, but the promoted side continued their gutsy start to the season with a 2-2 draw in Dortmund. Dirk Schuster's men have been particularly strong on the road: they have now taken points off Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 and Dortmund on their travels. Indeed, with an eminently winnable fixture on Friday against SV Werder Bremen, Schuster will be looking to go into the international break even higher than his side's current ninth place.

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5) Gladbach's revival continues

After defeats in each of their first five games, Borussia Mönchengladbach have now won two in a row under caretaker boss Andre Schubert. Against Stuttgart, the Foals grabbed three more goals and seemed somewhat to rediscover last season's defensive resilience in a tough second half. There remains a problem with penalties, however: Matchday 7 saw them give away an eighth spot-kick in nine competitive games this season.

6) Leverkusen looking forward to Barcelona

Bayer Leverkusen put in an imperious display to claim a 3-0 away victory against Werder Bremen on Saturday afternoon. Roger Schmidt's side couldn't have wished for a better preparation for the UEFA Champions League clash with FC Barcelona on Tuesday, while news that Lionel Messi will miss the game through injury will also have been music to Leverkusen ears.

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7) Schalke on the up thanks to Sane

Andre Breitenreiter's Schalke are on the up with victories in each of the last five competitive games, most recently overcoming Hamburger SV 1-0. Youngster Leroy Sané has been the symbol not only of Schalke's good form but also the general revival under Breitenreiter: the fresh-faced 19-year-old has scored in his last three games.

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8) Hoffenheim return to winning ways

After two draws and four defeats from the first six games, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim finally claimed their first victory of the season with a 3-1 win over FC Augsburg. While the three points were undoubtedly welcomed by Markus Gisdol, the 46-year-old tactician will have been equally delighted with the return to form of Kevin Volland. The German U-21 international netted a brace and teed up the other - while his partnership with summer signing Eduardo Vargas also seemed to click.

9) Hannover secure a derby pick-me-up

Hannover 96 are still searching for their first win of the season, but despite falling to rock bottom of the standings on Matchday 7, spirits remain high among die Roten after a gutsy performance secured a 1-1 draw against local rivals Wolfsburg. It was arguably the best performance of the season from Michael Frontzeck's side.

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10) Meier can't stop scoring

Alexander Meier has now scored nine goals in ten games in a run of form stretching back into last season. After the 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt also extended their unbeaten home run to 14 games.