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A late Joshua Kimmich goal helped Bayern Munich come away with a 2:1 win from Moscow against Lokomotiv. The fixture, played at the RDS Arena, was one of the few UCL fixtures to have in-person attendance, with 8.196 fans present in the Russian capital.
Lokomotiv 1 (Miranchuk) Bayern Munich 2 (Goretzka, Kimmich)
Here are the player ratings from Bild and Kicker, two of Germany’s best known sports outlets, for comparison. A reasonably tight game, and that reflects in the ratings.
Bayern warmed up for their crunch Champions League tie against Atleti by beating Arminia Bielefeld 4:1 on the road. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski the stars of the evening for Bayern, as shown by these player ratings. Not so much for Corentin Tolisso though, with the French medio needlessly getting sent off towards the end of the game.
Real Madrid star Toni Kroos is set to earn his 100th international cap for Germany as they take on Switzerland in a crunch Nations League clash tonight.
Kroos will become the 12th Die Mannschaft player to reach that landmark, and is expected to partner Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich in midfield. Germany are two points behind Spain in their group, and if they drop points, that gap could increase to four or five points by the end of Match Day 4.
Germany’s poor run of results has seen Joachim Low come under increasing pressure at home, and he will be keen to ensure that this in a win after their 1-1 draw against the same opponents in Basel last month.