Bayern Munich have Joshua Kimmich to thank for sealing their 13th successive Champions League win along with his beautiful improvised winner.
The 25-year-old utility man has been hailed because the German giants’ new Philipp Lahm, following his sensible transition from midfield to reliable right-back.
And, like Lahm, Kimmich additionally seems to have a penchant for scoring high quality targets, as he confirmed throughout Bayern’s 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday night time.
Bayern lifted the European Cup final season with a 100 per cent file, successful each sport they performed, and so they have continued their utter dominance with back-to-back wins to open their title defence.
They have been made to work for that 13th straight European win, although, as a spirited Lokamotiv facet pushed them to the restrict.
Bayern crafted a advantageous opener as Leon Goretzka headed dwelling after some beautiful build-up play from Corentin Tolisso and Benjamin Pavard.
However the holders missed a sequence of possibilities to increase their lead and the Russians made them pay with a 70th minute equaliser from Aleksei Miranchuk.
It arrange a uncommon nervous end for Hansi Flick’s facet, and who higher than cool-as-a-cucumber Kimmich to fireside of their winner – and in advantageous type too.
Kimmich gained Bayern’s Objective of the Month award for September along with his decided successful purpose towards Borussia Dortmund to win the German Supercup.
And he could nicely simply win it once more – though has some competitors from Robert Lewandowski – after his beautiful little bit of ability and composure towards Lokomotiv.
Controlling the ball on the surface of the field, the midfielder-cum-defender teed himself up, flicked the ball within the air and swivelled 180 levels, earlier than thumping in a volley from 20 yards out – prefer it was nothing.
Simply have a look at that celebration, the celebration makes it.
What an thrilling participant this man is, and what a workforce that is.
They is probably not flying excessive at dwelling – Bayern are second within the Bundesliga desk after 5 video games – nevertheless it seems it could take some efficiency to beat them in Europe this season.