Germany international winger THOMAS MUELLER (left) of Bayern Munich, who won the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa two summers ago, and SC Freiburg’s Mali international attacker GARRA DEMBELE dance around the ball during the Bavarian hosts’ heavy 7-0 defeat of the visiting Baden-Wuerttemberg club in the Bundesliga match at the Allianz Arena.
The frustration was clearly evident on the face of Bayern Munich winger THOMAS MUELLER after steering his header at the far post just wide in the waning moments of the one-sided Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg on Saturday.
The fact that the Bavarians were already up by six on their way to a 7-0 rout mattered little to Mueller, who is still in search of a first goal in the new 2011/12 Bundesliga season. Bayern Munich are now five games into the domestic campaign but the 21-year-old winger has yet to write his name on the scoresheet. Mueller, it should be remembered, recorded 25 goals combined for Bayern Munich his first two terms in the German top flight.
But this is certainly one instance where the goal-scoring record does not reflect the impact that Mueller has had on the Bayern Munich attack thus far.
The tricky winger was taken down in the box by the SC Freiburg defense at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, the fourth time already this Bundesliga season that Mueller has won a penalty kick for the Bayern Munich team. The winner of the Golden Boot at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa has also issued three assists in the German top flight, as well. In other words, Mueller has directly been invovled in the production of seven goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
And that number is, indeed, very noteworthy.