Hansi Flick’s side have booked themselves a spot in the last four competitions this season, beating Barcelona 8-2 in a thrilling meeting in Lisbon on Friday night.
Kimmich was ‘Almost Ashamed’
Bayern Munich’s star Joshua Kimmich admitted he was “almost ashamed” after scoring an incredible assist from Alphonso Davies in the Champions League semi-finals. Hansi Flick’s side have booked themselves a spot in the last four competitions this season, beating Barcelona 8-2 in a thrilling meeting in Lisbon on Friday night. Bayern were 4-1 with just 31 minutes on the clock at Estadio da Luz. As Thomas Müller came out on the verge of elimination from Barca with goals from Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry. He scored an early equalizer through an unsuccessful own goal of David Alaba. Luis Suarez’s superb effort ten minutes before the second half gave the Blaugrana hope that was brutally dotted moments later as Kimmich wedged in from close range after Davies’ scintillating run down the left-wing.
Bayern are on track to emulate Jupp Heynckes’ treble-winning team
The Canadian full-back missed Arturo Vidal before easily beating Nelson Semedo with a combination of pace and slyness, and tucked the ball down for a colleague to restore Bayern’s three-goal lead. Robert Lewandowski’s header and a late double from Barça loanee Philippe Coutinho against his parent club rounded the score as the champions of Germany played their last four showdowns against either Manchester City or Lyon. Asked to discuss Davies’ contribution to Bayern’s fifth goal, Kimmich told reporters after the match: “Incredible. I was almost ashamed of how happy I was after the goal because it was 99 percent, of course, his goal. World-class.” Flick added a beautiful splash to the box on the 19-year-old quarterback: “It’s just beautiful. He has quality. If he did it more often, it would be all the more beautiful.”
Bayern have now won 19 games on the bounce in all competitions and are on track to emulate Jupp Heynckes’ 2012-13 treble-winning team, securing the club’s sixth European Cup later this month. The showpiece event could still be a German-wide affair on 23 August, with RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain meeting in the first semi-final next Tuesday before Flick’s men take center stage a day later.