The Bundesliga is back and the championship is just getting interesting.
With Dortmund winning comfortably on Saturday, it's now the turn of Bayern Munich to replicate the performance if they are to widen the gap between them and their rivals.
The Hans Flick side is away at Union Berlin on Sunday for Match Day 26 but how do the two teams compare ahead of the clash?
- Giants Bayern will be participating in their 1866th match in their history on Sunday; an outing that puts them levelled with Hamburg. Only Werder Bremen have contested more (1,890) in the league’s 57-year history.
- Bayern has won 31 of a possible 33 points across the last 11 matchdays, with the only blip being the 0-0 draw against RB Leipzig on Matchday 21.
- Union have won five of their last eight games at the Stadion an der Alten Försterei (D1, L2), keeping clean sheets in each of them. Their last fixture was also their first draw at home in the top flight, against Wolfsburg (2-2).
- Bayern is the first club in Bundesliga history to score at least three goals in each of their last five away league games.
- Serge Gnabry has provided four goals and three assists in the last seven league games. Under manager Hansi Flick, the 24-year-old has chipped in with an impressive nine goals and six assists.
- Union’s Sebastian Andersson has scored six headed goals this season, which is the most in the league. The last players to net more in a Bundesliga season were Stefan Kießling and Mario Mandzukic with seven each in 2013/14.
- Only two teams have scored more goals from set-pieces this season than Union’s 14. With a total of 32 goals, it means 44% have come in this manner, which is a league-high.
- Union’s captain Christopher Trimmel has provided seven assists, all of which have come from dead balls. It makes him the league’s leading provider from set-pieces.