FC Bayern were once again the pacesetters in the first half of the 2014/15 season
FC Bayern were once again the pacesetters in the first half of the 2014/15 season

Half-term report: FC Bayern München

Munich - FC Bayern München moved to the top of the Bundesliga on Matchday 5, and they have not relinquished their position since.

After a stuttering start with two draws in their first four matches, Pep Guardiola's men have once again proven to be without equal in the Bundesliga, with only a long list of injuries littering an otherwise flawless Hinrunde.

Click here for a statistical analysis of Bayern's first half of the season

Top facts

    Bayern had more shots than any other side in the Bundesliga, with 321 efforts on goal.

    Only 13.5 per cent of their passes did not find their man - fewer than anybody else in the Bundesliga.

    FCB were particularly stingy in allowing their opponents clear-cut chances, affording them a miserly 12.

Flop facts

    No team ran less on average than Bayern, who covered only 114.5km per game.

    Only SC Paderborn scored a smaller proportion of their goals from set-pieces than Bayern (14.6 per cent).

    Gladbach were the only team to waste more of their big chances (19) compared to Bayern (17).

Best of social media

Best quote

"It’s my first one so it’s more special than it is for the other boys who are used to it by now."

after Bayern clinched the unofficial crown of autumn champions

Best game

Matchday 10: FC Bayern München 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

After struggling in the first half, Bayern really turned on the style in the second period, culminating in Arjen Robben's winning goal.

Click the video below to see highlights of that Matchday 10 encounter.