Kimmich sets new record

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In his first 50 games in the tournament, Joshua Kimmich set a Champions League record for most wins as Bayern Munich defeated Lazio on Tuesday.

In the first leg of their last-16 tie, the Bundesliga giants won a 4-1 away victory, with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane, and the own goal of Francesco Acerbi giving them an insurmountable lead with just 47 minutes being played.

Two minutes later, Joaquin Correa pulled a goal back for the home side.

It is the 38th time in the Champions League that Kimmich has been on the winning side, more than any other player in their first 50 games.

In the European competition, Kimmich scored 10 goals and endured a meager five defeats.

During his first year with the club, Kimmich’s Champions League career started when he came off the bench to play the final 15 minutes in a 3-0 victory at Olympiacos in September 2015.

He soon flourished for the Bavarian side into a first-team regular and assisted them on two occasions to the semi-finals before finally winning the competition last season.

For Hansi Flick’s hand, the German international remains a vital player, but injury has limited him to only 25 appearances this season in all competitions.

As 17-year-old Jamal Musiala became the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League and the youngest to find the net for a German club, Kimmich was not the only Bayern player to set new records in Tuesday’s comfortable victory.

On Saturday, Bayern returned to Bundesliga play, facing Koln at home and then hosting rival Borussia Dortmund a week later. On March 17, the second leg will be played against Lazio.

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