Champions League

Muller breaks German record

2016-03-18 09:02
Thomas Muller (Supplied)
Thomas Muller (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller became the most prolific German in European club competitions following his late equaliser against Juventus in a thrilling Champions League Round of 16 second leg encounter on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old scored his 35th goal in the Champions League, and in doing so overtook Gerd Müller's tally to top the list of all-time German scorers in Europe's elite competition.

Gerd Muller was a prolific striker for Bayern Munich between 1964 and 1979, scoring 398 goals in 453 appearances. He scored 34 goals from 35 games in the European Cup playing for the Bavarians.

German Top scorers in the Champions League and the European Cup:

35 - Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
34 - Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich)
27 - Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart, Bayern Munich)
17 - Michael Ballack (1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Chelsea)
16 - Dieter Hoeneß (Bayern Munich)
16 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich)
15 - Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich)
14 - Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

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