Only 8 players scored more in the Champions League.
Thomas Mueller – the legend of Bavaria / photo REUTERS
German Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Mueller has scored his 48th goal in the Champions League and caught up with Andriy Shevchenko, who also has the same number of goals in the most prestigious football tournament.
Reports about it UEFA official website.
In the first quarterfinal match of the Champions League against PSG, Mueller hit the gates of French PSG, making the score 2: 2 with his magnificent header. However, this did not save his team from defeat.
For Thomas, this goal was the 48th in Champions League matches and he caught up with Shevchenko, as well as the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the list of top scorers of the tournament.
More than this trio, Alfredo Di Stefano (49), Thierry Henry (50), Rudy Van Nistelrooy (56), Karim Benzema (70), Raul (71), Robert Lewandowski (73) scored in the history of the Champions League and the European Champions Cup. ), Lionel Messi (120) and Cristiano Ronaldo (134).
Mueller is a pupil of “Bavaria” and since 2007 has always defended the colors of his home club. As a member of the Munich club, he did a treble twice: in 2013 and 2020. It will be recalled that Kilian Mbappe also recently repeated the achievements of Shevchenko, who was his childhood idol.
Bayern – PSG: results of the match
- The best player of the match according to WhoScored.com was the author of the double Kilian Mbappe (score 8.4).
- Joshua Kimmich proved himself as a playmaker in this match and created 10 clear scoring opportunities. This is the best figure at the 1/4 stage since 2011.
- Bayern lost in the Champions League for the first time since March 2019.
- Killian Mbappe has already scored his 8th goal in the current draw and thus repeated the achievements of other Frenchmen: the same number of goals were scored by Wissam Ben-Edder in the 2017/18 season and David Trezeguet in the 2001/02 season.
- The team’s return match will be held on April 13 in Paris.
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