In 2008 promoted Hoffenheim went into the winter break as winter champions of the Bundesliga.
Interestingly, as December approaches this season, another promoted side, RB Leipzig seem to be making a similarly, if not higher push, and on Friday found themselves top of table.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's team of unknowns defiantly defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 away at the BayArena to go top, 3 points clear, in anticipation of the mud fight between Dortmund and Bayern on Saturday.
Leipzig opened their Bundesliga account with a win against Hoffenheim in August and remain unbeaten after 11 games (8 wins).
Interestingly, Leipzig's present Sporting Director Ralf Rangnick was the coach of Hoffenheim when they achieved their remarkable feat almost a decade ago.
Emil Forsberg has led the charge with 5 goals and 5 assists.
Things have been going well for the team, and they, like Hoffenheim in 2008, are doubtless contenders for winter champions.
But, what would be paramount in the minds of their watchers is whether they can go further than the Hoffs and do a Leicester.