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!
After suffering a surprise defeat to FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 14, RB Leipzig were quick to return to what they know best on Matchday 15, recording a 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin. Timo Werner netted his ninth goal of the campaign before captain Willi Orban headed home, temporarily taking them top of the table ahead of FC Bayern München.
Watch: Recap Leipzig's victory over Hertha: