The eight reds shown, one eighth of the tally distributed in the whole of last season, was a record, and there was - like at all the best parties - a stripper.
"It was his longest sprint of the game," Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben suggested cheekily of Franck Ribery's bare-chested dash for the bench to celebrate after opening the scoring in the 2-0 win over Nuremberg last Saturday.
"I had so much adrenalin in my veins. I was emotional after my goal," said the man himself, who had pulled his shirt off almost before the ball had flown beyond Raphael Schaefer and who could well be the UEFA Best Player in Europe by Thursday evening.
The 30-year-old, who told L'Equipe over the summer he had had the "best season of my career" in 2012/13, would be a worthy winner after a king-sized contribution to the treble, and it looks as if he's determined to surpass himself in the current campaign, which is great news for Bayern and Pep Guardiola.
Though Mario Goetze will undoubtedly play more of a role than in the largely colourless displays - illuminated by only flashes of the €37 million (£32m) talent he possesses - in his first Bayern appearance last weekend and against Freiburg on Tuesday, the youngster may still - for this season at least - play Mark Webber to Ribery's Sebastian Vettel.
Xherdan Shaqiri - to continue the metaphor - will remain the team's test driver for the left-flank berth, fit only to replace his 30-year-old superior when a pit-stop is required as it was in Freiburg with Pep having one eye on the European Super Cup.
Not that the former Galatasaray and Marseille attacking midfielder's 'package' is showing signs of wear and tear.
The Freiburg game, in which Ribery made a late cameo appearance, marked the 34th successive match in which Bayern have not lost with the Frenchman in the team - 30 of which have been wins - though he is so much than a talisman. In that run, he has been involved, on average, in almost a goal a game (12 goals, 20 assists). His rare, and beautifully-executed, headed goal to finally break down Nuremberg at the Allianz Arena last Saturday was his 54th in 160 league games since 2007. With 80 assists dolloped on top, that is a hearty serving for even the greediest of critics.
Those stats only look likely to be embellished further with Ribery on arguably his best run of form since his wunderbar first season in Germany, even if one cloud remains on his otherwise Côte d-Azur-esque horizon.
'Diese Brust macht Bayern Lust' ('This chest gives Bayern desire') was BILD's headline accompanying Ribery's semi-naked goal celebration after the Nuremberg game, but in addition to the promise suggested by another top-rate display, it also served as a reminder of the chest that almost derailed - and may still force an unscheduled stop in - the Frenchman's career.
The pneumatically-enhanced charms of Zahia Dehar, a former high-maintenance and - when Ribery was allegedly 'involved' with her - underage escort girl, undoubtedly contributed to his dip in form in the 2009/10 season, even though maintaining the level shown in 2007/08 was always going to be a major challenge. How much did the stress of his extra-marital engagements and subsequent police probe play in the ill-advised tackle on Lisandro Lopez which cost him his place in the 2010 Champions League final and - perhaps - Bayern the European title?
Though Ribery seems to have put Miss Dehar behind him, he still has a court case in front of him. A hearing into the case takes place in January next year, with a potential three-year jail sentence hanging over him, his brother-in-law and Karim Benzema. How will that affect him and - given his importance to the team - Bayern?