FOOTBALL - The following are some key facts and figures on a selected assortment of matches in the Bundesliga this weekend. The matches we have looked into are Schalke 04 - Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen - 1. FC Nürnberg and Bayern München - Borussia Dortmund.
Schalke 04 - Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday 01 December, 15:30 CET)
> In January 1967, Gladbach handed Schalke their biggest Bundesliga defeat to date: 11-0. This is the second biggest result in Bundesliga history, only topped by Gladbach’s 12-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in April 1978.
> Schalke went winless in three consecutive Bundesliga outings (2-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen, 1-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt, 3-1 at Hamburger SV) for the first time since April 2012. Last longer run without a win: April-August 2011 (1 draw, 5 losses).
> Gladbach have lost only four Bundesliga matches this season. Only Bayern München (1), Borussia Dortmund (2) and Bayer Leverkusen (3) fewer.
Bayer Leverkusen - 1. FC Nürnberg (Saturday 01 December, 15:30 CET)
> Leverkusen have not scored in their last two home matches against Nürnberg (W0, D1, L1). This has never happened before in back-to-back encounters against them at Leverkusen.
> Leverkusen have not lost a home match with the coaching duo Sascha Lewandowski/Sami Hyypiä in charge. They took over from Robin Dutt after Leverkusen’s last home loss to date (0-2 against SC Freiburg on March 31, 2012) and remained unbeaten in nine straight.
> Only twice in their last 57 Bundesliga matches, Nürnberg managed to score four goals: against Schalke (4-1) in April 2012 and against Hoffenheim (4-2) on Wednesday.
Bayern München - Borussia Dortmund (Saturday 01 December, 18:30 CET)
> This season’s Super Cup win broke a five-match losing streak for Bayern against Dortmund (4 league losses, 1 DFB-Pokal final defeat).
> Bayern have been crowned Herbstmeister after 14 matchrounds, which makes them the fastest in Bundesliga history. This is the 18th Herbstmeisterschaft for Bayern, who went on to become league champions in 14 of the past 17. However, last season Bayern finished second behind Dortmund after becoming Herbstmeister.
> Dortmund have won less than half of their away matches in the Bundesliga this season (W3, D3, L1). However, they went unbeaten in the last five and won the last three.