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Thomas Muller Goals, Assist And Pick Of Jordi Alba Ahead Of Robben Goal Lift Bayern Munich (VIDEO/GIF)

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Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg against Barcelona, April 23, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg against Barcelona, April 23, 2013.

If it was a play that affected the outcome of the first leg of the Champions League semifinal between Bayern Munich and Barcelona, then Thomas Muller was likely involved. The 23-year-old Bayern striker netted two goals, assisted on another and set up a fourth with a crushing block on Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.

Here is a look at the key plays involving Muller in Bayern's 4-0 win over Barcelona at Allianz Arena in Munich. From the skillful to the brutish, Muller contributed a bit of everything in the decisive win.

WATCH: Muller Heads Bayern Munich Into Early 1-0 Lead

In the 25th minute, Muller opened the scoring with a header from close range. A gently-lofted, right-to-left cross from Arjen Robben found the head of Dante, who drove the ball across the mouth of the goal. Muller came charging in and headed the ball into the back of the net.

WATCH: Muller Assists Gomez Goal As Bayern Munich Go Up 2-0

Bayern doubled its advantage in the 49th minute when Muller set up teammate Mario Gomez. A corner kick from Robben found Muller's head on the far post. Muller headed back across the goal and Gomez came in (from an offside position, seemingly) to volley the ball home.

WATCH: Muller Levels Jordi Alba To Set Up Arjen Robben Goal For 3-0 Lead

With Robben on the ball for Bayern, Muller cleared the path for his team's third score. As Robben attempted to cut inside toward Victor Valdes' goal, Muller leveled Jordi Alba, who had been defending Robben. Robben took full advantage of the freedom, slotting home from a tight angle in the 73rd minute.

WATCH: Muller Scores Second Goal For Final 4-0 Score

Muller closed out the scoring on a celebratory night in Munich by surging into the penalty area to bang home a cross from David Alaba.

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