Munich - With the first half of the 2012/13 season over and the winter break offering the chance for a breather, bundesliga.com reflects on the happenings thus far.

From FC Bayern Munich's record-breaking start, Eintracht Frankfurt's seamless return to the top-flight and Juan Arango's penchant for scoring long-range stunners, we've got the best of the action covered.

Player of the season so far: Thomas Müller

Newcomer of the season so far: Eintracht Frankfurt

Returner of the season so far: Rafael van der Vaart

Shock of the season so far: Boris Vukcevic

Comeback of the season so far: Rene Adler

Signing of the season so far: Dante

Goal(s) of the season so far: Juan Arango

Coach of the season so far: Jupp Heynckes

Goalscorer of the season so far: Stefan Kießling

Quotes of the season so far