It was a relatively cut and dried affair in the first half, with BVB dominating the shot statistics (14-2). That was followed by an end-to-end second period with the home side edging the shot count (11-9). The match facts.
Goalscoring chances galore: In total, this lively encounter produced 36 shots at goal (23-13 in BVB’s favour) and 23 corners (12-11 to TSG). The last time the latter tally was reached in the Bundesliga was in November 2009, when there were 24 corners in a game between Wolfsburg and Nuremberg.
Table-toppers: Borussia Dortmund have taken over pole position in the table for one night at least. The last time BVB were top after a full round of matches was three and a half years ago (August 2019); the last time in the second half of a season was almost four years ago (March 2019).
Winning streak: The Black & Yellows have won their first nine competitive matches in a calendar year for the first time ever. Five of the nine victories have been by a one-goal margin.
Match-winner: Julian Brandt scored for the fourth Bundesliga game in a row. He has never previously scored eight goals after 22 matches (previous best was five). He only needs one goal to equal his personal best for a season (nine goals). Brandt covered the greatest distance for BVB (11.7 kilometres) and completed the most sprints on the pitch (39).
Dead balls: Borussia Dortmund had only scored three set-piece goals by the winter break; since then, they have five.