With a third of the 2015/16 season done and dusted, bundesliga.com is checking in with all 18 clubs to see where they are at after 12 matches.
For Borussia Mönchengladbach, the highs just about outweigh the lows...
The story so far
After losing their opening five matches of the campaign, Gladbach's fortunes have been transformed under the stewardship of caretaker head coach Andre Schubert. A stop-gap replacement for Lucien Favre, who resigned with the Foals propping up the rest of the standings following the Rhine derby defeat to 1. FC Köln, the Kassel native has overseen six successive wins and a draw, steering Gladbach to within a point of the coveted UEFA Champions League places.
- Gladbach made their worst ever start to a season in the club's history (five defeats).
- Only the top two - FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund - have scored more goals than Gladbach (23) after 12 matches.
- On average the Foals score with every seventh shot on goal: the third best quota in the Bundesliga.
- Gladbach boast a league-high 11 different goalscorers in their ranks.
It is no coincidence that Gladbach's revival has coincided with Brazilian forward Raffael's very own form spike. Nothing went right for the 30-year-old in the first five games of the season, but he has been reborn under Schubert, scoring five, laying on six assists and having a direct say in at least one goal per game between Matchdays 6 and 11.
Most memorable quote
"In football, you're only as good as your last win."
Andre Schubert after masterminding a 4-2 debut win over FC Augsburg on Matchday 6.
Former Hannover 96 captain Lars Stindl was originally brought in as a direct replacement in front of the back four for Christoph Kramer, but it appears playing up front in the Max Kruse role is his true calling. Indeed, the 27-year-old's tally of three goals and two assists is bettered only by strike partner Raffael.
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