Created on 18-03-2021 at 01:35 AM
"Let's go! Let's go!" echoed loudly and clearly around the Allianz Arena as referee István Kovács blew the whistle for FC Bayern's Round of 16 second leg against Lazio. Joshua Kimmich drove his colleagues forward from the first minute. He did not want to leave any doubts as to who would enter the last eight. "We wanted to show that we want to win every game. That's in our DNA," the FCB no.6 then affirmed after the highly deserved 2-1 victory, which secured Bayern's passage into the last eight.
Man of the Match
In addition to this success, Kimmich also received a personal accolade. The German international was named Man of the Match by UEFA - and rightly so! Once again, he was the driving force in Bayern's midfield. The 26-year-old intercepted numerous balls from the opponents and threw himself incessantly into duels with the Italians. He won back possession for Bayern ten times - more than anyone else - and had the best successful tackling percentage (88.9%) of all the players who started the game.
Kimmich happy after convincing win
In addition, he organised and directed his teammates loudly again and again and got involved going forward. Kimmich created the most goalscoring chances (4) for the Munich side and thus played a major role in their well-deserved quarter-final berth. "We played with aplomb, especially in the first half, we didn't allow much. It wasn't a brilliant performance, but with the first leg in our pocket, we did quite well," the player surmised this evening in the Allianz Arena, satisfied.
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