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.
The story so far
Thomas Tuchel could hardly have imagined a more superlative first 100 days in the Borussia Dortmund office…
Tuchel and his troops had to report early for duty this season on account of last term's seventh-place finish, which meant they had to get through two qualifying rounds to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage. That did not matter, however, as the Westphalians marched to an 11-game winning streak in all competitions before being held at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 6.
Since a 5-1 loss at FC Bayern München on Matchday 8, Dortmund have picked up a new winning streak, winning their last seven games in all competitions up to the international break and closing to within five points of Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga, all whilst securing their berth in the last 32 of the Europa League and last 16 of the DFB Cup.
- Dortmund's attack hasn't been this strong since 1963/64, with only Bayern netting more than the 35 goals they have scored in 12 games.26 of Dortmund's goals have come from passes – more than anybody else, including Bayern.Dortmund are the most efficient side in the league, with an average of six shots needed per goal.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already found the back of the net 14 times. The last time a player achieved that in the Bundesliga after only 12 games was in 1980/81, and it was also a Dortmund player: Manfred Burgsmüller.Julian Weigl is the only Dortmund player to have appeared in all 22 of their matches so far this season.