Champions League

Champions League final Man of the Match: Joshua Kimmich

The German assisted the only goal of the match and was key in other areas as Bayern won European football's top prize

 
10:16am on Monday 24th August 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Bayern Munich won the Champions League on Sunday after a narrow 1-0 victory against Paris Saint-Germain, with Kingsley Coman scoring the solitary goal after a cross from Joshua Kimmich.

Goals were predicted before the game, but it turned out to be a much cagier affair, but with Bayern dominating in terms of control of the ball.

What was Kimmich's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

No player was utterly fantastic on the evening, but the German was excellent in just about every area.

Throughout the first hour, the game was crying out for a moment of quality to break the deadlock, and it came in the 59th minute.

A ⏱️ 59' Thiago, who was also one of the best players on the night, finds a bit of space in midfield to flash a pass into the feet of Kimmich, who subsequently slides a pass down the right for Serge Gnabry. After a touch inside the box from Robert Lewandowski, the ball comes back to Kimmich, who clips a gorgeous cross to the back post for Coman to nod home.

Kimmich provided the key moment of quality, but in order to gauge his contribution, we need to look at a few of his performance metrics from the evening.

PSG 0-1 Bayern: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

He had more touches of the ball than anyone else on the night with 96, and completed a superb 50/59 passes, with 22 of them being sent into the final third.

Only Thiago sent more passes into the final third with 25.

Defensively, he won 8/12 duels and made seven ball recoveries.

Three Bayern players sent the most crosses in with five, with Thomas Muller and Coman joining Kimmich at the top of that list.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

DECLINE

As good as Kimmich was to earn his 7.8 FC Rating for the final to make him man of the match, it was actually a decline from his previous outing.

In the semi final, he was fantastic and scored a 8.7 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Kimmich match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating7.8🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Assists1
Crosses5
Touches96#Rank #1
Duels Won8
Final Third Passes22

What Next?

Glory.

And a holiday.

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