Müller delivers against his favourite opponents

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Thomas Müller simply revels in meetings with Werder Bremen. The FC Bayern attacker proved this once again in Saturday's Bundesliga match at the Weserstadion. The 31-year-old was one of the key players that swung the game in Bayern's favour - the German record champions left Bremen as 3-1 winners after two assists from Müller.

Sumptuous build-up to set Gnabry up

For the opening goal, Müller nodded on a Kimmich corner in such a way that Leon Goretzka, who had deftly ghosted past his opposite number, had the simplest of headers to power in and make it 1-0. Bayern's number 25 then set up the goal to double Bayern's lead in style. Müller controlled a high chip from Joshua Kimmich with his chest and laid it off for Serge Gnabry, who calmly slotted home. "We had the task of winning here, and we did so. This is just another step for us. We're satisfied, with the way we won too," the attacker said.

Bremen are simply Müller's favourite opponents. The attacker has not had a hand in as many goals against any other team in the Bundesliga as against Werder. In addition to the ten goals in 23 Bundesliga games so far, he's notched up 16 assists against the men in green and white. Since detailed data collection began, no other player has accumulated as many assists against one opponent in the German top flight as Müller has against Werder.

The match report: