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The facts and figures

Records, streaks, Lewandowski

An amazing game crowned with amazing facts – after the 5-1 victory over Dortmund, waves the team off for the international break with some remarkable figures:

Best-ever start

Eight matches, eight victories, a goal difference of +24: FCB have equalled their own starting record set in the 2012/13 treble season. After the international break the Reds can set a new record in Bremen. A seven-point lead over the second-placed team after eight matchdays is also a first in the period since the 1995/96 season, which marked the introduction of three points for a win.

Hunger for goals

The men from Munich have scored at least two goals in each of the first eight Bundesliga matches. The German record champions are the only ones who have achieved this before, in 2012/13 and in 2003/04.

Goal beast

This run is remarkable! Robert Lewandowski scored a brace against his former club, increasing his tally in the last four fixtures to 12 goals. The Poland international has scored nine times in the last three league matches: a new record! No other Bundesliga player can boast this number in three games. In total Lewy has netted 12 goals in eight matches, equalling the record set by Cologne's Christian Müller (1964/65) and Bayern's Gerd Müller (1968/69). Needless to say, he tops the scorer rankings. In 2015 Lewandowski has scored 31 goals, more than any other Bundesliga player!

Mr Brace

Thomas Müller scored twice against Borussia. It was his third brace in this campaign. He has never achieved more than three two-goal hauls in a season so far... 26 matchdays to go.

Spanish milestones

The Bundesliga top clash with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday evening was a personal milestone for two Bayern pros. Xabi Alonso made his 50th appearance in a Bayern fixture and it was Javi Martínez' 50th match in the German top tier. Felicitaciones!

Mr Fairness

After an incredible run of 105 Bundesliga fixtures, David Alaba was booked again. The last yellow card for the Austrian dates back to August 2011, a 3-0 victory over Kaiserslautern.