Created on 31-12-2009 at 00:00 AM
After an eventful campaign to date, Bayern have reached the midpoint of the Bundesliga season two points off leaders Bayer Leverkusen, and one behind surprise package Schalke. When FCB restart their quest for the title at home to Hoffenheim on 15 January, coach Louis van Gaal and his men will seek to continue their recent encouraging progress, with the ultimate goal of lifting the championship shield in May.
However, Bayern have already shown the form of champions in a number of key areas so far this term. To round off the calendar year, fcbayern.de has dug into the facts and stats thrown up by the 2009-10 campaign, uncovering a number of intriguing and positive trends.