Borussia Dortmund claimed their fourth straight victory (combined goal difference in those four games: 18-5) and extended their unbeaten run to 10 competitive matches this season. Lucien Favre has now won each of his first four home league games, a feat only previously achieved by one BVB coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld.
Historic super subs: For the first time in Bundesliga history, Borussia Dortmund's substitutes scored four goals in a single match. Only Bayern have scored more substitute goals in a match: in September 2015, when Robert Lewandowski found the net five times from the bench against Wolfsburg.
Best bench: BVB have a set a new Bundesliga record: their substitutes have scored nine goals in the opening seven matches (four against Augsburg alone). Never before has a team in the division scored as many goals from the bench in their first seven matches as Borussia Dortmund this term.
Historic goal-getter: Paco Alcácer has scored six Bundesliga goals in only 81 minutes on the pitch – unprecedented in Bundesliga history. Additionally, the Spaniard is the first substitute to score a hat-trick in the German top-flight since Leverkusen's Joel Pohjanpalo in September 2016. The last Dortmund player to achieve this feat was Norbert Dickel over 30 years ago, in a home game against Hannover on 13 September 1988.
Pure entertainment: The first seven Borussia Dortmund matches this season have produced a total of 31 goals – significantly more than any other team. And that includes a 0-0 draw with Hannover. BVB are providing pure entertainment and have won all five competitive home games this season, scoring 21 goals in the process!
Landmark occasion: Roman Bürki was making his 100th Bundesliga appearance for BVB.
Comeback kings: It is the third time this season – after Leipzig and Leverkusen – that BVB have won after conceding the first goal. Against Augsburg they even trailed twice.
Dream duo: Three of the six Bundesliga goals scored by Paco Alcácer have been set up by Jadon Sancho. The Bundesliga has a new dream duo.
Youthful team: The Black & Yellows began the match with their youngest starting XI (average age: 23.5) in almost seven years (November 2011). The FCA starting XI was more than four years older – and more experienced, too: combined Bundesliga appearances 950-630. (cr)