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 Borussia Mönchengladbach under the microscope.
The story so far
After the most successful season in recent years, Borussia Mönchengladbach understandably began the campaign with high hopes, but five straight defeats to start the season soon saw any lofty aims redefined. Lucien Favre's resignation nevertheless came as a surprise, but the Swiss could not be talked out of his decision to depart.
What was a moment of concern, as the man who had guided the Foals through their most successful era since the 1970s walked away, actually became the turning point of the season. Under Andre Schubert, Gladbach embarked on a six-game winning streak. A draw with FC Ingolstadt 04 ended that run, but the unbeaten record continued until Matchday 16 and a 5-0 defeat to Bayer 04 Leverkusen which, as heavy as it was, will not wipe away the reality of a resurgent Gladbach side heading into 2016.
- Not team has had more different goalscorers in this season's Bundesliga than Gladbach (12).
- Only FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have scored more goals than the Foals.
- Gladbach have scored a league-high seven goals from through balls.
Much like his side, Lars Stindl began the 2015/16 campaign slowly. A summer signing from Hannover 96, the attacking midfielder struggled to adapt under Lucien Favre. The arrival of Andre Schubert as head coach, however, served to revitalise Stindl. Four of the the 27-year-old's five top-flight goals this campaign have come since Schubert's appointment, while he netted a further three in the UEFA Champions League and scored in each round of the DFB Cup before the Foals were knocked out by SV Werder Bremen in the third round.
Trace the ups and downs of Gladbach'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.
Watch how Gladbach became the only Bundesliga side to beat FC Bayern München so far in 2015/16, with a 3-1 victory on Matchday 15.