From RB Leipzig's unexpected title tilt to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's pace-setting pursuit of the Torjägerkanone, the first half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign has produced thrills and spills by the bucketload.
Not a single round of fixtures went by without something worthy of the highlight reel, which made our mid-season task of selecting the standout encounter from Matchdays 1 through 16 all the more difficult - but we got there in the end!
Two of the Bundesliga's true heavyweights went head to head on Matchday 11 as Borussia Dortmund welcomed rivals FC Bayern München to the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in Der Klassiker. The contest's defining moment came as early as the 11th minute, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal to give Thomas Tuchel his first win over Bayern as BVB head coach and inflict a first Bundesliga defeat on opposite number Carlo Ancelotti in the process.
Watch: Relive Der Klassiker at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Matchday 11: