Muller Surpasses De Bruyne To Set New Bundesliga Assists Record

Thomas Muller plays as a forward for Bayern Munich (image via Bundesliga)

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has set a single-season record for assists in the Bundesliga with his 21st of the season, surpassing the previous mark, which was set by Kevin De Bruyne.

Going into the final day of the 2019-20 campaign, Muller was on par with the De Bryune who chalked up 20 assists in the 2014-15 season while playing for Wolfsburg.

Before four minutes of the match had elapsed, Muller had set up winger Kingsley Coman to open the scoring.

The 30-year-old, who was a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, has featured in all but one league fixture for Hansi Flick’s side this season, missing the recent 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach due to suspension.

Thomas Muller (image via ESPN)

Previously, his highest tally of assists in a top-flight season had been 16 in the 2017-18 season, although he has hit double figures in all but one of the seasons in which he has been a regular in the starting XI.

While he has produced more assists than ever before, his goal scoring record has dropped, with seven scored in the Bundesliga this term. Indeed, his first goal did not arrive until the final day of November, when he found the net in a 2-1 loss to Leverkusen.

Muller has not scored double figures in a Bundesliga season since 2015-16, when he hit a personal best of 20, coincidentally recording a career-low of seven assists.

The forward’s form has helped Bayern to secure another German title, while they retain an interest in the Champions League, which will be finished in August in a mini-tournament that will be played in Lisbon. 

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