Hamburger SV may still be in a perilous position in the Bundesliga table, but they have Nicolai Müller to thank that they are no longer in the automatic relegation places.
As the league's only ever-present club, the threat of relegation carries more weight in Hamburg than at any other side. Müller helped soothe those worries somewhat with a virtuoso display against a tough Schalke outfit, scoring an excellent opener before laying on the pass for team-mate Bobby Wood to net a vital second en route to a 2-1 victory - and third win in their last four outings.
Top Facts - Nicolai Müller
- Müller is Hamburg's leading scorer this season with four goals.The midfielder also has two assists so far in 2016/17.The 29-year-old sprinted more often (47 times) than any other player on the pitch against Schalke.