Champions League

Thomas Muller: Player Rating and Performance v Barcelona

The World Cup winner was in scintillating form for Bayern as they reached the semi-final of the Champions League

11:00am on Saturday 15th August 2020
Martin Macdonald

Bayern emphatically progressed to the last four of the Champions League after a 8-2 demolition of Barcelona, with Thomas Muller playing a starring role in the comprehensive victory.

Barca were never allowed to get going, as Bayern took a 4-1 lead before half time, with the Blaugrana toiling in attack and woeful in defence.

What was Muller's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

The 30-year-old naturally complimented the role as Robert Lewandowski as the main striker, and terrorised the fractured Barcelona defence with his movement.

⚽ ⏱️ 4' Just four minutes into proceedings, Muller gave Bayern the lead. After receiving the ball from his Polish team-mate, he sends an awkward, bouncing left-footed strike into the bottom corner, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen apparently caught cold between the sticks.

⚽ ⏱️ 31' After the half-hour mark, he certainly played the centre-forward role, as he expertly held his run in the middle of the box before darting to the front post to turn home after a cross from Joshua Kimmich. Clement Lenglet was simply not a match for his veteran work inside the box.

Not long after, Muller had a cracking opportunity to grab his hat-trick, but failed to get the ball out of his feet and ended up stabbing a strike wide.

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A ⏱️ 85'' Five minuted before time, he helped heaped further misery on Barca by assisting the seventh goal with a pass to Philppe Coutinho.

On the night, Muller touched the ball 47 times, completed a remarkable 32/36 passes, and won half his duels.

He sent 23 passes into the final third, which was the third-most of any player so far in this round of Champions League fixtures.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week


Bayern destroyed Chelsea 4-1 in their previous match in the last-16. Muller didn't play too much of a part, earning a 6.1 FC Rating.

His sensational performance against Barcelona earned him a 10.0 FC Rating

🗝️ Key Stats

Muller match stats

FC Rating10🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches In Box6
On Target2
Final Third Passes23

What Next?

Next up, Bayern face the winner of Manchester City versus Lyon.

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