Hansi Flick’s side may have claimed all three points by full-time but it was a match that demanded the very best from the German champions. The visitors made Bayern work for their three points.
Kimmich put his side in front just 32 minutes into Saturday’s game when the German international picked out the head of Jerome Boateng from the corner flag to float the ball into the top left corner.
The cross was Kimmich’s tenth assist of the season, putting him above Bayern colleague Thoams Muller in the club’s own assist table and any other player in the German Bundesliga. Not bad for a player that has missed six of Bayern’s 19 league games to date through injury.
When we compare Kimmich’s playmaking to the very best across Europe, we find that the midfielder is not only one of the best creators of goals in absolute terms, but when we consider the rate at which Kimmich is creating these assists we find he’s actually the very best among Europe’s top leagues.
The best playmakers in Europe this season
|Player||Team||Assists per 90|
|De Bruyne||Manchester City||0.64|