From RB Leipzig's unexpected title tilt to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's pace-setting pursuit of the Torjägerkanone, the first half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign has produced thrills and spills by the bucketload.
Not a single round of fixtures went by without something worthy of the highlight reel, which made our mid-season task of selecting the standout encounter from Matchdays 1 through 16 all the more difficult - but we got there in the end!
Ousman Manneh scored his first Bundesliga goal as SV Werder Bremen edged out Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the tune of 2-1 on Matchday 7. It was a milestone moment in more ways than one for the 19-year-old Gambian striker, who had fled his homeland just two years earlier, before settling in Bremen as a refugee.
Watch: Relive Ousman Manneh's first ever Bundesliga goal: