Bundesliga Matchday 8 by the Numbers
0 – The number in Frankfurt’s win column (still, and I’ll keep on mentioning this until Frankfurt take note and do something about it)
5 – Difference in points between 1st (Hamburg) and 11th (Bayern).
6 – Number of goalscorers Hamburg and Werder Bremen have in the top 12 (ie, those who have scored at least 4 or more goals this season)
10 – The number of yellows Bayern have as a team, the fewest in the league. This is the only good table that Bayern currently top in the Bundesliga. I can think of a few bad ones that they’d rank right near the top of, however.
11 – Goals Bayern have allowed at home so far this season (3 more than the two next closest teams, Bielefeld and Gladbach and 9(!) more than they’ve given up on the road)
19 – Goals that Bremen have surrendered so far this season. 7 of those came against teams currently ranked beneath them (11th or lower) in the table.
27 – Games that Claudio Pizarro appeared in last season for Chelsea, scoring two goals in the process. Pizarro scored twice in 3 minutes against Dortmund and raised his 10-game season total to 7.
58 – Seconds it took for Timo Konietzka of Dortmund to score his first Bundesliga goal in an eventual 3:2 triumph over Bremen on August 24th, 1963. It also happened to be the league’s first goal.
59 – Minutes it took for Dortmund’s Alexander Frei to score the first of six goals over the next half hour plus in the 2008 encounter between these two teams that ended in a 3-all draw.
99.75 and 104.5 – Goals that Hoffenheim and Bremen, respectively, will end the season with if they continue at their current pace. The only team to have actually scored more than 100 goals in a season was Bayern during the 1971/72 campaign.