Joshua Kimmich mentioned Champions League holders Bayern Munich had been “fortunate” to come back away with a win after he scored decisively in a 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.
Kimmich struck within the 79th minute to clinch a record-extending 13th consecutive Champions League victory for the Bundesliga and Ecu champions, however the Bayern superstar admitted they didn’t have all of it their very own manner at RZD Enviornment.
Lokomotiv spurned a possibility to take the lead earlier than Leon Goretzka opened the scoring within the 13th minute, and the hosts did to find the online via Anton Miranchuk on Tuesday.
The equaliser arrange a disturbing end in Moscow and Kimmich’s high quality shone via as he lashed house the winner from 20 yards, earlier than praising his fighters in his post-match feedback.
“I assumed Lokomotiv had a perfect recreation,” Kimmich, who has both scored (two) or assisted (5) seven of Bayern’s ultimate 15 targets within the Champions League, instructed journalists.
“They had been excellent in transition, attacking with some speedy avid gamers. It was once no longer simple in the second one part however finally we had been fortunate to come back out with the win.
“[It was] a truly hard-fought victory. We didn’t play badly, however we will have to have completed it off previous.
“We scored relatively early on, nearly from not anything, however didn’t truly have a transparent likelihood to get the second one, particularly after the damage. That they had some bad counters, however finally we’re glad to win in spite of no longer being at our easiest.”
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Bayern’s opening purpose got here courtesy of a neat piece of play by which Corentin Tolisso performed a chipped move to Benjamin Pavard, whose volleyed go was once prompt into the online through Goretzka.
Head trainer Hansi Flick praised Bayern’s software of an method they’d ready at the coaching flooring.
“It’s a technique that we attempt to damage down groups that sit down deep and shield,” Flick mentioned of his aspect’s first purpose.
“It labored neatly a couple of times and got here off sensationally for the purpose.
“It was once a hard-fought win, gritty in the event you like. Moscow did neatly, they defended very deep and labored with the lengthy balls, which harm us one or two instances.
“However total, I believe we will say the 2-1 win was once deserved, although it wasn’t as transparent as we’d was hoping for.”
Bayern stay unbeaten of their ultimate 14 away Ecu video games – in Ecu Cup/Champions League historical past simplest Manchester United (16) have long gone longer with out defeat at the highway.