New record: Müller sets Bayern on their way to victory

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Bayern had to be patient against Hertha Berlin. They had run up vainly against the rock of Berlin's defence for an hour when Thomas Müller broke the deadlock. The 30-year-old put the German record champions ahead, setting Bayern on their way in the ultimately clear-cut 4-0 victory.

Müller sets the ball rolling

"Matches like this one are often goalless after 80 minutes. The pressure rises because you still need a goal. Thank God we achieved it earlier," said Müller, whose third goal this term set Bayern on their way to victory and made history. The 2014 world champion is the first player to score in 12 consecutive years.

Thomas Müller breaks the deadlock, scoring Bayern's first goal on the hour mark.

But Müller had not had enough. After goals by Robert Lewandowski and Thiago, he invited Ivan Perišić to round off the scoring. Müller set another record along the way. It was his 12th assist so far this campaign. No other player has reached this mark so early since detailed data collection began in 2004/05.

Müller has been involved in a whopping 11 goals in his last eight Bundesliga matches, scoring three and setting up eight. The number shows how crucial he is for FC Bayern. The forward worked for his team in Berlin, setting up five shots, the highest number of all players. But Müller does not want to confine himself to assists: "It's most fun to score myself. It's been a very nice day for me and the team," he said before departure, smiling.

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