FC Bayern have ended the first half of the season eight points clear at the top of the standings. - © © gettyimages
FC Bayern have ended the first half of the season eight points clear at the top of the standings. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Hinrunde review: FC Bayern München

The 2015/16 Bundesliga season is now at the halfway stage, providing the ideal time to take stock of each club's progress so far. Here, bundesliga.com puts FC Bayern München under the microscope.

The story so far

Despite losing the Supercup to VfL Wolfsburg in the official season curtain-raiser, Pep Guardiola's charges have once again enjoyed an astonishing first half to the season. They sit at the Bundesliga summit over the winter break for a record fifth consecutive year, having amassed 46 points already - one more than at the same stage last season.

Furthermore, the Bavarians eased into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, where they will face Juventus in February 2016, and have also reached the DFB Cup quarter-finals. Indeed, the only blots on Bayern's copybook so far this term were a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 15, and another spate of injuries, with Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Franck Ribery, Mario Götze and Thiago, among others, all affected.

How the spider diagram works

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Top facts

    Bayern have had more shots on goal this season than any other Bundesliga club (340).They have misplaced the fewest percentage of their attempted passes in the division (11.5 per cent).Manuel Neuer and the Bayern defence have a conceded a league-low eight Bundesliga goals so far this term.

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Interactive table

Track the ups and... ups of Bayern's season so far with our interactive league table. Simply click on the + symbol at the end of each row in the standings for a comprehensive statistical overview.

Hinrunde highlight

Sit back and enjoy Bayern's awe-inspiring display against Wolfsburg in the video below.