FC Bayern München have only failed to win the league on three of the 20 occasions they have topped the table at the winter break. - © imago / Eisenhuth
FC Bayern München have only failed to win the league on three of the 20 occasions they have topped the table at the winter break. - © imago / Eisenhuth
Bundesliga

The essentials: Matchday 16

As the first half of the season enters the home straight, the Bundesliga table really started to take shape on Matchday 16 with clubs jostling for position on the penultimate round of fixtures before the winter break.

bundesliga.com has the the stories you need to know after an intriguing weekend of football in Germany's top flight.

Bayern bounce back

Can anyone stop Aubameyang?

Leverkusen rediscover scoring touch

...Andre Schubert is human after all

Hertha reach new heights

Wolves tamed again

Bremen stop the rot

Huub works his magic

Augsburg back in the groove

Stuttgart finally find stability