There are three games to go in what has been one of the most exciting Bundesliga seasons in years. Well, not if you're Bayern Munich, of course. However, if you take their record-breaking title-winning run out of the equation, the excitement has been nonstop.
The relegation race is coming to a boil, and several teams are still vying to find out their European fate next season. All the while, several players have been making a strong case for being the league's standout player.
Let us look, in no particular order, at five of the leading candidates in the race to be crowned the Bundesliga's best player of the 2013-14 season.