Cologne - Hannover 96 were one of the early-season pace-setters, and although they suffered a lull in form at the mid-way stage, they came back strongly towards the end of the Hinrunde. If that means the northerners have already put their grey patch behind them, 2015 promises to be a fruitful year for the Reds.

bundesliga.com has assessed the performance of all 18 clubs in various areas of play over the course of the Hinrunde and ranked them in positions 1-18 accordingly. The greater the surface area on the spidergram below, the better that club has statistically performed overall in 2014/15.

With Joselu looking prolific and Salif Sane strong on his return to the first-team, Hannover could well be playing host to top European opponents once again next season. Can Tayfun Korkut's men find a way back into Europe? Tell us your thoughts by interacting with the Bundesliga on Twitter.