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Kimmich sets new record in 50th Champions League game as Bayern Munich defeat Lazio


Joshua Kimmich set a Champions League record for most wins in his first 50 games of the competition as Bayern Munich beat Lazio on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga giants claimed a 4-1 away victory in the first leg of their last 16 games, with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and an own goal from Francesco Acerbi giving them an insurmountable lead with only 47 minutes played.

Joaquin Correa struck out a goal for the home side two minutes later.

What record did Kimmich break?

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

Kimmich scored 10 goals in European competition and suffered just five defeats.

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

He quickly became a regular with the Bavarian squad’s first team and helped them advance to the semi-finals twice before finally winning the competition last season.

The Germany international remains a crucial figure for Hansi Flick’s side, but his injury has limited him to just 25 appearances in all competitions this season.

Kimmich wasn’t the only Bayern player to set new records in Tuesday’s comfortable victory at 17. Jamal Musiala became the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League and the youngest to find the net for a German club.

What future for Bayern Munich?

Bayern return to the Bundesliga on Saturday when they face Koln at home, then host rivals Borussia Dortmund a week later. The second leg against Lazio will be played on March 17.

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