For all the turmoil Germany's footballing superpower has endured in the early season, they're back where they expected to be all along.

FC Bayern has taken advantage of Borussia Dortmund's poor run, catching them at the Bundesliga's pinnacle in all but goal difference.

Die Roten steadied their ship a month ago to get into position and then collected seven points in their last three matches, compared to Der BVB's four.

At first glance, Dortmund may feels it's an advantage lost.

However, they'll surely keep in mind that their relative pace vis-à-vis their co-leaders will only be determined when the corresponding results against common opponents are in.

The Daily Player tracks the Bundesliga from a German perspective, so click over for more details on what's shaping up to be an entertaining race.

Things are always shaping up at Fanorama. We don't stock any t-shirts in German yet, but we do have this nifty cool hint dropper the next time you're wielding your tongs:

without a beer bb t-shirt

What's more, we've got all the variations from sweatshirt and dudettes' form-fitting T to parka.

That's right. Parka. Real men don't day hoodie. Real women do because they can do whatever the hell they want.

And we can price 'em all at $21.95 because that'll get us to happy hour and back without having to do the dishes.

So let's all be winners, here. See you at checkout.





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