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!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang went on a goal-scoring spree for Borussia Dortmund in their 5-2 victory against Hamburger SV on Matchday 10. The Gabon international striker netted an exemplary four times against the north German side at the Volksparkstadion, the first time he has ever done so in his career. The last Schwarz-Gelben player to score four in a singel game was current sporting director Michael Zorc back in 1988. Aubameyang's impressive tally brought him level with 1. FC Köln's Anthony Modeste not only in the Bundesliga scoring charts, but also as the joint-leading marksman in Europe.
Watch: Relive Aubameyang's staggering four-goal haul on Matchday 10: