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.
League leaders FC Bayern München appear on course to lift the Bundesliga Meisterschale for a record-breaking fourth time in a row…
The story so far
Having finished ten points ahead of runners-up VfL Wolfsburg in 2014/15, it is perhaps unsurprising that Pep Guardiola’s side set the Bundesliga pace 12 games into the new campaign. The manner in which the record titleholders have continued to add to their collection of milestones and best-marks, though, has been nothing short of astonishing.
Since chalking up the biggest opening-day victory in Bundesliga history against Hamburger SV in August, the Bavarians have gone on to become the first German top-flight team ever to win their opening nine games, record their 1000th Bundesliga victory (against 1. FC Köln on Matchday 12), and topple several other records along the way.
- No other Bundesliga team has collected 34 points from a possible 36 at the beginning of a season.The record champions have scored the most and conceded the fewest goals in the Bundesliga in 2015/16.Bayern have created more clear-cut chances (38) than any other side, while also conceding the fewest in the league (four).On average, Guardiola’s charges have enjoyed 68 per cent possession this season, far more than any other top flight club.
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Most memorable quote
"He could have scored seven tonight. We have to be critical of that and remind him of the chances he missed. It's unacceptable!"
Philipp Lahm after Lewandowski's record-breaking five-goal haul against Wolfsburg.