"Burki stands off his line," Kimmich talks about his favorite career goal
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich scored a beautiful goal, that turned out to be the winner on Tuesday's Der Klassiker. Kimmich described his goal against Borussia Dortmund as the best of his career and he said that he was informed that Roman Burki is often found standing off his line.
The German midfielder stunned the Dortmund keeper with an accurate 20-yard chip to earn a 1-0 defeat in Der Klassiker at Signal Iduna Park. Two minutes were remaining before the conclusion of the first half when Kimmich shot the ball in the top left corner, with Burki realizing that it was too late to keep the ball out, although he got his fingertips on the ball.
Kimmich now has 27 career goals for the Bundesliga giants and his country but he rates his latest goal as his best because of the quality and its significance. “That was the best goal of my career, it was so important. We were told before the game that Burki often stands off his line,” Kimmich quoted on Bayern’s official website.
Dortmund tried their best by sending Jadon Sancho and Emre Can in the second-half but both the players failed to impact as they should have. Dortmund now have a seven-point deficit to make up to the top of the table with only six games left to play.
Current Dortmund and ex-Bayern centre-back, Mat Hummels accepted that the race is almost over. While talking to Sky Sport Germany, he said, “Sometimes games are decided by moments of genius. That was the case today. I think that all the other teams are out of the title race. Now, it’s all in the hands of Bayern.”
Hummels also revealed that Dortmund can only hope that Bayern drop some points in the remaining games so that Lucien Favre and co can capitalize.
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