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Joshua Kimmich speaks out after breaking 20-year Champions League record nobody thought could be beaten

Joshua Kimmich speaks out after breaking 20-year Champions League record nobody thought could be beaten

Kimmich scored the only goal as Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Joshua Kimmich has reacted to Bayern Munich's impressive victory over Arsenal in which he helped to break a long-standing Champions League record.

Bayern progressed to the last four of the competition with a 3-2 aggregate win over the Gunners.

After the first leg at the Emirates had ended 2-2, Kimmich scored the only goal of the reverse fixture on Wednesday night to send the Bundesliga side through to the semi-finals, where they will face Real Madrid.

Speaking after the victory, Kimmich said: "Outstanding! The second half, in particular, was very, very good. We could have scored one or two more goals.

"At the end of the day, if you take both games into account, especially today, we deserve to go through. Both teams were very nervous in the first half. Nobody wanted to take any risks.

"You could tell Arsenal wanted to control the game, but were afraid of our counter-attacks. We made a very good start to the second half, with a very good chance for Leon Goretzka, and a number of dangerous attacks after that.

"We played much better in the second half and with more determination, and deserved to progress."

It was certainly a memorable night for the Germany international, who helped to break a Champions League record which had stood for 20 years.

His header was the 31st goal scored in this season's quarter-finals, breaking the previous record of 30 – set during the 2003/04 campaign.

Kimmich helped Bayern Munich beat Arsenal (Image: Getty)
Kimmich helped Bayern Munich beat Arsenal (Image: Getty)

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That season, Monaco progressed past Real Madrid via the since scrapped away goals rule after the tie ended 5-5 on aggregate.

Chelsea beat the iconic Arsenal 'Invincibles' side with a 3-2 victory over the course of two legs.

Deportivo de la Coruna ran out 5-4 winners against AC Milan while Jose Mourinho's Porto beat Lyon 4-2 on their way to winning the competition.

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & TNT Sports

Topics: Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Champions League, Joshua Kimmich, Football