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Thomas Müller grabbed his 100th UCL cap on Wednesday

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The Bavarian walked into Estádio da Luz to kick the ball for the 100th time in the UCL; what makes it more beautiful is that after all these years, the color of his shirt still remains the same. The Raumdeuter is a true Bavarian.

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Bayern Munich's Champions League group stage match against S.L Benfica on Wednesday was one of the best matches that the Bavarians have played in a while for many reasons; not the least of which included zero injuries for squad and the debut goal for Renato Sanches with Bayern Munich. Those two aspects of the game made the day a lot more brighter for many Bayern fans.

Most importantly, however, Thomas Müller played his 100th Champions League match on Wednesday as Bayern took home three points. The Bavarian came on for Javi Martinez in the 88th minute. Even though Kovač didn't add Müller in the starting XI it was sure that he would be coming in to claim his 100th cap before the final whistle.

Müller is now the third most-capped (UCL) German international. Former Bayern players Philipp Lahm (112) and Oliver Kahn (103) ranks first and second respectively. Since both of them are retired, Müller could most definitely seize the first position in the near future.

Other active Bayern players on the list are Manuel Neuer (92 appearance) and Jerome Boateng (64 appearances).