Incredible Kimmich secures quintuple for Bayern | The Daily Star
03:28 AM, October 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:55 AM, October 01, 2020

Incredible Kimmich secures quintuple for Bayern

Joshua Kimmich put his stamp on the DFL-Supercup with an incredible 82nd-minute winner that saw Bayern Munich prevail 3-2 against a surging Borussia Dortmund, ensuring the Bavarians could boast about a quintuple.

Kimmich snatched the ball in midfield and played a one-two with Robert Lewandowski before seeing his initial effort blocked by Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz. However, Kimmich quite literally jumped on the rebound, flicking it acrobatically with his leg while going to ground.

Bayern, eager to bounce back from Sunday's shock 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim which snapped their 32-game unbeaten run, quickly raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Corentin Tolisso in the 18th minute and Thomas Mueller in the 32nd.

But Dortmund battled back with a goal from Julian Brandt before Thomas Meunier missed a golden chance to level with only Manuel Neuer to beat but the defender sent his shot well over the bar.

Erling Haaland did better in the 55th minute and should have scored again when he was sent through. Neuer stood his ground, however, to deny the Norwegian and Kimmich snatched the winner.

"It was not that easy especially in the second half. We led 2-0 but then made our own life difficult," said Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who took over in November and has enjoyed a sensational 10 months in charge.

"What counts is that we won the game. Everything else we will need to do better on Sunday (against Hertha)," he added.

Bayern have also won the German league and Cup double, the Champions League and the European Super Cup this year.

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