Borussia Dortmund produced a great defensive display in the 1-1 draw in Leverkusen, winning 54% of the challenges and earning themselves a point. But the home team's equaliser was fair given the balance of play, with a shot count of 22-6 and an xG of 2.3-0.9.
Point on the board: The Black & Yellows picked up a point in a Bundesliga match away to the league leader for the first time in almost 10 years; in April 2014, they won 3-0 away to FC Bayern.
Stronghold: Mats Hummels had the most touches of any BVB player (61) and was the joint-top tackler along with Julian Ryerson (17 out of 27 challenges won, 63%).
Attacking defender: Julian Ryerson scored his third goal of the season. No defender in the league has scored more often. Ryerson has netted four times in 27 Bundesliga appearances for BVB, having done so only twice in 79 games for Union.
Provider: Niclas Füllkrug now has exactly as many assists as goals (four each); only Julian Brandt at BVB has been involved in more goals (nine). Füllkrug has been involved in four goals in the last three Bundesliga games alone (two goals, two assists).
Quick goal: BVB scored with the first shot of the game and scored their earliest goal of the season.
Back in the fold: Antonios Papadopoulos played his fourth Bundesliga game (all as substitutes) and his first since November 2022. He won six of his seven challenges.