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25 Apr 2018 by TSZ

A Breakdown Of Thomas Muller's Champions League Goals

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Be it at club or international level, Thomas Muller has a knack of scoring in cup competitions and the Champions League is no different. The Bayern Munich forward currently has 42 UCL strikes to his name, all of which came for the Bavarian giants.

Here is a rundown of how he has scored those goals:

BY SEASON

2008/09 1
2009/10 2
2010/11 3
2011/12 2
2012/13 8
2013/14 5
2014/15 7
2015/16 8
2016/17 3
2017/18 3
  • Muller has found the net in the last ten editions of the Champions League, with his highest tally in a single season being the eight he scored in both the 2012/13 and 2015/16 campaigns.

BY ROUND

Group Stage 22
Round of 16 11
Quarter-final4
Semi-final 4
Final 1
  • The German international has scored in every round of the competition, including an impressive tally of 11 goals in Round of 16 matches.

BY PITCH AREA

Penalty Area 20
6 Yard Box 17
Outside Penalty Area 5
  • Muller has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, with over 40% of his UCL goals coming from within the 6 yard box.

METHOD OF GOALS

Right 30
Head 5
Left 7
  • The 28-year-old's favoured right foot has accounted for over 70% of his Champions League strikes.

TYPE OF GOALS

Open Play 35
Direct FK 0
Penalty 7
  • Muller has been trusted with penalty-taking duties throughout his career and he has dispatched seven times from the spot in the Champions League.

BY HALF

1st Half 19
2nd Half 23
1st Half ET 0
2nd Half ET 0
  • The forward has been marginally more successful in the second half of UCL matches, with 23 goals coming after the break as opposed to 19 in the first half.

BY MINUTE

1–15 3
16–30 8
31–45 7
46–60 5
61–75 5
76–90 14
91-105 0
106-120 0
  • What is particularly noticeable here is that Muller has a tendency to score late on in games, with exactly a third of his goals coming between the 76th and 90th minute (including injury time).

NATIONS SCORED AGAINST

England 9
Italy 6
Spain 5
Russia 4
Portugal 3
Ukraine 3
Greece 3
Israel 2
Turkey 2
Romania 1
Switzerland 1
France 1
Netherlands 1
Scotland 1
  • Clubs hailing from 14 different nations have been on the receiving end of a Thomas Muller goal in the Champions League, with English sides his most frequent victims (nine goals conceded).

TEAMS SCORED AGAINST

Arsenal 5
Barcelona 4
Juventus 3
CSKA Moscow 3
Olympiacos 3
Maccabi Haifa 2
Roma 2
Manchester City 2
Shakhtar Donetsk 2
Besiktas 2
Sporting Clube de Portugal 1
CFR Cluj 1
Internazionale Milano 1
Basel 1
Chelsea 1
Lille 1
Valencia 1
BATE Borisov 1
Manchester United 1
Porto 1
Benfica 1
Rostov 1
PSV 1
Celtic 1
  • Muller has breached the net of 24 different outfits in Europe's premier club competition, with Arsenal having the unfortunate distinction of conceding the most goals to the German (five).

GOALKEEPERS SCORED AGAINST

Petr Čech 3
Gianluigi Buffon 3
Victor Valdes 3
Igor Akinfeev 3
Roberto 3
Nir Davidovitch 2
Wojciech Szczesny 2
Joe Hart 2
Andriy Pyatov 2
Fabrico 2
Rui Patrício 1
Julio Sergio 1
Eduard Stancioiu 1
Julio Cesar 1
Yann Sommer 1
Mickael Landreau 1
Vicente Guatia 1
Andrei Harbunou 1
David de Gea 1
Morgan De Sanctis 1
Fabiano 1
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen 1
Ederson 1
Soslan Dzhanaev 1
Jeroen Zoet 1
David Ospina 1
Craig Gordon 1
  • Muller has scored past 27 different goalkeepers in his Champions League career, and he has scored at least three times against five different stoppers.

TOP ASSISTERS

Dante 3
David Alaba 3
Mario Gomez 2
Daniel Van Buyten 2
Arjen Robben 2
Bastian Schweinstiger 2
Thiago Alcantara 2
Kingsley Coman 2
Andreas Ottl 1
Hamit Altintop 1
Toni Kroos 1
Mario Mandzukic 1
Franck Ribery 1
Philipp Lahm 1
Guti 1
Douglas Costa 1
Thomas Muller 1
Javi Martinez 1
Robert Lewandowski 1
Joshua Kimmich 1
  • Dante and David Alaba have each assisted Thomas Muller three times in the Champions League, more than any other player.
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