Berlin (dpa) - Ripped Bayern, immature Dortmund, perplexed Schalke - the Bundesliga served many clichés on the ninth matchday.
With 31 goals in seven games so far, there was also a lot of entertainment.
RELEASE: The young Dortmund stars have only just been praised for their recent mature appearances, promptly they made the next slip.
The 1: 2 against the previous 18 league games without a win in Cologne left BVB coach Lucien Favre “deeply disappointed”.
Thorgan Hazard, whose connecting gate was too small, felt "not a good feeling".
The top of the club imagined the team would actually continue after three clean sheet victories in the Champions League.
But as in the 2-0 draw in Augsburg, the portly Dortmunders failed to do a supposedly mandatory task.
ERROR DEVIL: It's whining at a high level, but the many goals conceded definitely annoy the leaders of Bayern.
The Munich team has already hit 13 times, the last time the record champions were so bad under Jürgen Klinsmann twelve years ago.
"At the moment we're making too many mistakes and inviting our opponents, which means that we allow too many chances," said Leon Goretzka.
Of course, it helps that gate production runs reliably at the front.
With 31 goals after nine games, Bayern set Eintracht Frankfurt's league record from the 1974/75 season.
WORRY CASE: For FC Schalke 04 things will continue to be sticky.
After the turbulent week with personnel cuts, it was a 1: 4 in Mönchengladbach for the bottom of the league.
“It's going to be difficult,” said Steven Skrzybski after the 25th league game without a win.
After all, the slogans to hold out sit with the Schalke fans.
"We just have to go on and at some point the buck will be knocked over," said striker Mark Uth.
VOLLTREFFER: The signing of Max Kruse was considered risky, but for Union Berlin, the ex-national team quickly turned out to be a stroke of luck.
In the 3: 3 spectacle against Eintracht Frankfurt, the 32-year-old scored twice, his later equalization was a picture-perfect hit.
"I don't score goals like that often, so you can enjoy yourself and smile at goals like this," said Kruse, a connoisseur.
LATE IGNITION: Fabian Klos has earned a reputation as a goal guarantor at Arminia Bielefeld for many years.
At the age of 32, he finally scored his first goal in the Bundesliga after his qualities had recently been questioned.
"I haven't forgotten how to score goals," assured Klos.
But the connecting goal at 1: 2 in Leipzig brought the striker little satisfaction.
"I can't be really happy," said Klos.
DOWNHILL: SC Freiburg has lost the momentum of the first game days.
"We don't have luck on our side, we have to get it back," said goal scorer Vincenzo Grifo after the 1-1 draw in Augsburg.
The Breisgauer could not bring their lead to the finish, they have been without a win since mid-September.
That smells strongly of relegation battle.
SUNDAY GAMES: Bayer Leverkusen is hard to come by.
The Werkself have recently won the league five times in a row.
With another win against Hertha BSC (3.30 p.m. / Sky), second place is possible.
The ninth matchday will be concluded at 6 p.m. in Mainz, where TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will be visiting.
The numbers for Saturday:
17 - RB Leipzig also remained unbeaten in the 17th Bundesliga game against a newly promoted team.
Every other first division had lost their ninth game against a newcomer to the league.
53 - The last time Schalke started a Bundesliga season that badly was 53 years ago.
Three points after nine games are a negative record for the Royal Blues.
65 - This is how many Bundesliga victories Bayern have against VfB Stuttgart.
This is the record, the Munich team have 65 wins against Hamburger SV.
267 - That's how many days 1. FC Köln had to wait for a victory in the Bundesliga.
The team last won against Paderborn on March 6th.
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