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Here comes the Mueller Man
We are running out of superlatives for Thomas Mueller after a magnificent opening hat-trick against Portugal and the precious winner against the U.S.
The Bayern Munich attacker has now fired a goal a game in nine World Cup outings. Only the Brazilian legend Pele can match this scoring rate, having also notched nine times in his first nine matches in the tournament.
At the ripe old age of 24, Mueller is only six goals behind the all-time scoring record, which is currently jointly held by team-mate Miroslav Klose and former Brazilian striker Ronaldo.
In this form Mueller can become the first man in World Cup history to win consecutive “Golden Boots” as World Cup top scorer, following up on his breakthrough success at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.