Thomas Müller’s opening goal in FC Bayern München’s 2-0 home win over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 14 was noteworthy for a number of reasons. explores the statistical significance of the 26-year-old’s 13th Bundesliga goal of the current campaign.

  • Müller has never scored more than his current tally of 13 Bundesliga goals in a single season.
  • The Bayern forward’s opener was the Bavarian giants’ 2,300rd Bundesliga goal on home soil.
  • He has now scored in each of his last five competitive outings for Bayern, taking his astonishing personal haul to 20 goals in 21 outings in all competitions in 2015/16.
  • The Germany international in now Bayern’s tenth all-time leading goalscorer on 84, one behind Lothar Matthäus (85).
  • Bayern have won their last 47 Bundesliga outings on the spin in which Müller has been on the scoresheet.

Thomas Müller became the youngest man to reach 50 UEFA Champions League wins last week

Two other statistical gems to emerge from Bayern's victory...

  • Xabi Alonso enjoyed 172 touches of the ball, setting a new season record in the process.
  • Pep Guardiola has never lost a game as Bayern coach in the first half of a season.