In a near-impossible position, the German international managed to find a gap, control the ball on his chest and engineer space; all before producing an audacious overhead kick which left Lilies' keeper Christian Mathenia - and the watching world - in a state of awe.
It was a 17th goal of the season for the 26-year-old, who, along with Robert Lewandowski, is scoring goals for fun at present. Following the final whistle, Müller discussed the acrobatic effort from his perspective as well as the welcome return of Franck Ribery.
'I couldn't have done it any other way'
Question: Thomas Müller, was your second goal an overhead kick or a goal of a completely new style?
Thomas Müller: It was a goal scored from a position of having my back to the opposition goalkeeper, perhaps slightly sideways. I couldn't have done it any other way which is why it looks so acrobatic.
Question: What grade would you give yourself for that goal?
Müller: At the end of the day it wasn't a well-executed move. The fact that we managed to produce a goal out of that situation was really good. However, I'm not about rating my goals. It's just nice to score a nice goal for once [laughs].
'I play golf'
Question: Robert Lewandowski does kickboxing and yoga to work on his movement. What do you do?
Müller: Nothing special. I play golf, basketball and ice hockey.
Question: How did you feel about the first half?
Müller: Not that good because we went in at the break 1-0 down. We didn't play poorly and perhaps had more goalscoring chances than we had thought we would, but we didn't make use of those opportunities. That was frustrating.
Ribery's welcome return
Question: You shared a few words with Christian Mathenia. What was that about?
Müller: I told him that they should keep playing as ugly as they have so far. He then told me that he thought some of my goals were pretty ugly, so I said that perhaps I should play for Darmstadt.
Question: What did you make of Franck Ribery’s comeback?
Müller: He hasn't lost an ounce of quality. We had already seen that in Mönchengladbach when he made a brief comeback shortly before the winter break. Now he’s just got to stay fit and he'll be able to help us further.