Joshua Kimmich admits Bayern were 'lucky' to beat Lokomotiv Moscow

Joshua Kimmich admits Bayern Munich were ‘lucky’ to come away with win over Lokomotiv Moscow after his superb strike from outside the box extends club’s winning streak to 13 games in Champions League

  • Bayern Munich beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 to continue winning streak in Europe
  • Leon Goretzka opened the scoring before Anton Miranchuk levelled things up
  • Joshua Kimmich then struck late on with a superb winner from outside the box
  • The German midfielder says Bayern were ‘lucky’ to walk away with three points 

Joshua Kimmich admits Bayern Munich were ‘lucky’ to come away with all three points against Lokomotiv Moscow after squandering numerous chances in the Russian capital.

Hansi Flick’s men took the lead early on through Leon Goretzka before Anton Miranchuk levelled things up with 20 minutes left on the clock.

The equaliser from the Russian hosts set up a tense finish before Kimmich scored the winner with a beautifully struck shot from outside the area to secure a 2-1 victory.

Joshua Kimmich admits Bayern were ‘lucky’ to beat Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday night

The reigning European champions were made to work for their win, says Kimmich, who applauded Lokomotiv for their efforts. 

‘I thought Lokomotiv had a great game,’ Kimmich told reporters.

‘They were good in transition, attacking with some fast players. It was not easy in the second half but in the end we were lucky to come out with the win.

‘[It was] a really hard-fought victory. We didn’t play badly, but we should have finished it off earlier.

‘We scored quite early on, almost from nothing, but didn’t really have a clear chance to get the second, especially after the break. 

The Bayern midfielder scored a superb winning goal from outside the area in Moscow

Kimmich celebrates after scoring the winner to help extend Bayern’s streak in Europe

‘They had some dangerous counters, but in the end we are happy to win despite not being at our best.’

Kimmich, who has either scored (two) or assisted (five) seven of Bayern’s last 15 goals in the Champions League, helped extend Bayern’s Champions League-record winning streak to 13 games with his strike. 

Kimmich made sure it didn’t matter with his shot from outside the box.

‘It’s something I’d been working on. It wasn’t really my forte as a youth as I was lacking a bit of shooting power, but lately it’s been working quite well,’ Kimmich added. 

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