Celebration Thomas Müller

Müller's "typical poacher's goals" in Bayern's victory

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The fans at the Allianz Arena have celebrated moments like these on numerous occasions, but they will never get enough of them. Thomas Müller proved his nose for goal once again in the top clash against Borussia Dortmund, popping up in the right place at the right time twice. The native Bavarian netted in his trademark way after 17 and 22 minutes, setting Bayern on their way to victory in the crucial match against the Ruhr valley outfit.

Thomas Müller, FC Bayern, Borussia Dortmund
In the right place at the right time: Thomas Müller netting Bayern's second goal.

"Be where a forward has to be"

"They were typical poacher's goals, I was where I had to be", the Germany international commented on his brace within six minutes that set Bayern on their way to victory. Müller directed Matthijs de Ligt's header over the line with his hip before being on hand to mop up when Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel parried a shot.

"In a game like this you hope to get many situations when you can help the team. I had a few good moments in front of goal," added Müller, whose commitment stood for Bayern's performance on Saturday. "We were extremely hard-working," the 33-year-old forward said after Bayern had often been a step quicker than their opponents.

Thomas Müller, celebration, goal, FC Bayern
The fans at the Allianz Arena saw Müller celebrate two goals on Saturday.

Bayern's number 25 bagged his 25th Bundesliga brace, more than any other active Bundesliga pro. After netting twice against Dortmund in October 2015 and September 2019, he rounded off his third brace against the Ruhr valley outfit. Only Robert Lewandowski (eight times) and legend Gerd Müller (four times) netted more than one goal in Der Klassiker.

"It's always a good feeling to add your name to the scoresheet and hear your name, in Der Klassiker in particular", said Müller, who refused to descend into euphoria like a true leader. "On Tuesday the next knockout match awaits us, so we must recover well and listen to the coach," Müller said three days before the DFB Cup last eight match against SC Freiburg. The victory over Dortmund "gives us a good feeling, but that won't help us on Tuesday, when it starts from scratch again." But Müller will be looking to preserve the elation with more goals.

The facts on the victory over Dortmund:

Müller took part in a fans Q&A during the international break:

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