Kimmich crowns birthday with strong display
Joshua Kimmich and his colleagues were greeted by confetti and balloons when they returned to the team hotel after their 2-0 victory over Al Ahly. The staff wanted to congratulate FC Bayern on advancing to the FIFA Club World Cup final but also Kimmich, who turned 26 on Monday.
Kimmich present everywhere
While many people may take a well-earned break to mark the occasion, the ambitious FCB player had other plans. As so often, Bayern's No.6 was the instigator in the semi-final tie at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. The Germany international was involved in almost every attack, boasted the most passes (117, of which 106 found a teammate) and the most touches (144).
Kimmich's teammates wished him a happy birthday in the morning:
Kimmich has rewarded himself with a special birthday present, because on Thursday he will play for Bayern against Tigres UANL for the Club World Cup trophy. FCB fans can be sure of one thing: Kimmich will once again give his all to ensure that the gold confetti falls down on the Munich team after this match.
In addition to Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski also excelled against Al Ahly: