Bayern Munich ‘s Thomas Müller set a new one-season Bundesliga assist record on Matchday 30 as he took his tally away for 20 in his side ‘s victory over Bayer Leverkusen. He thus edged ahead of Kevin De Bruyne’s previous best mark of 19 set for Wolfsburg in 2014/15 and matched RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg in 2016/17.
Müller had a league-leading 18 assists before kick-off at Leverkusen but teed up Leon Goretzka to give his side a 2-1 lead at the BayArena before lofting into a cross for Robert Lewandowski to net Bayern’s final goal in a 4-2 triumph.
The 30-year-old Thomas Müller has so far starred in all 30 league outings in Bayern in 2019/20. He will not be able to extend his record on Matchday 31 due to suspension,
With his 18th assist in the 5-0 thrashing of Fortuna Düsseldorf, a figure that none had ever achieved at the same stage of a season since data collection started in 1992/93, he had already set a new record in last week.
Since the new head coach took over in November 2019, Müller rediscovered his best form under Hansi Flick and had more goals (22) directly involved than any other Bayern player, scoring himself seven times and contributing 15 assists.
“I call him ‘boss,’ chef Thomas Müller. He gives you support, he gives you goals, whatever you need. He’s a huge part of the team and setting a record is an incredible achievement,” Teammate Alphonso Davies told bundesliga.com afterward.
Müller currently has four strong goals at the top of the assist charts for 2019/20, with Borussia Dortmund ‘s nearest pursuer Jadon Sancho on 16, followed by Thorgan Hazard and Christopher Nkunku (both on 13).