• Registered 41 goals in all competitions for FC Bayern München in 2011/12 as the Bavarian giants finished runners-up in three competitions; missed the opening months of the 2012/13 season following ankle surgery.
• Was a runner-up also on an individual level, to Klass Jan Huntelaar, in the German Bundesliga scoring charts, his 26-goal haul leaving him three shy of the Dutchman and two short of his winning total in 2010/11; also finished second, to Lionel Messi, in the UEFA Champions League listings, the last of his 12 goals, at home to Real Madrid CF, helping Bayern into the final.
• Made a brilliant start to UEFA EURO 2012, firing three decisive goals in the opening two games as Germany coach Joachim Löw was rewarded for selecting him ahead of Miroslav Klose.
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