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!
Marco Fabian outshone Mexico international teammate Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez as Eintracht Frankfurt recorded a 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Commerzbank Arena on Matchday 3. Fabian had a big hand in the opening goal, before breaking his Bundesliga duck to cancel out an equaliser from Chicharito - who also missed a late penalty - and seal the win.
Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's Fabian-inspired win against Leverkusen on Matchday 3: