Just how dominant has runaway leader Borussia Dortmund been thus far in the German Bundesliga? Here's one account of its 3-1 away thrashing of Leverkusen last weekend:
"Borussia under [head coach] Juergen Klopp are to space what Takeru Kobayashi is to hot dogs: they eat it up until the opposition is blue on the face and going down with cramps."
After Dortmund destroyed Bayer with three goals within six minutes shortly after halftime, team president Reinhard Ruball said, "I've never seen anything like it in my life."
With a 12-point lead that looks unassailable, Dortmund is the top team, and the top story, as the Bundesliga resumes play after its winter break.