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The versatile 26-year-old, who has registered 10 assists for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga so far this season - more than any other player in the league - was deployed in midfield against Arnar Viðarsson's side.
And of the 1053 passes that Germany made against Iceland, a total of 176 were from Joshua Kimmich as he once again orchestrated the play in central areas.
Joshua Kimmich made an incredible 176 passes in the game against Iceland; more than any player on the field. He was also the player who most created clear chances in the match (5)- LeoulPrince :crown: (@LeoulPrince7) March 25, 2021
Dictating the tempo :fire: pic.twitter.com/X5vrg3eq34
In fact, Kimmich completed more passes (91) in the first-half than Iceland did (90) in the opening 45 minutes - a quite remarkable stat as Joachim Löw's side breezed to a 3-0 victory at the MSV-Arena in Duisburg.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has scored 13 goals for club and country this season, then made it three in the second-half, but it was Kimmich's performance that got people talking.
Here's some reaction from social media.
Joshua Kimmich is the type of player you'd only truly appreciate after he retires.- Hatileux Hatidei (@Day_Daz_) March 26, 2021
Joshua Kimmich running the show for Germany once again last night...- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 26, 2021
Trying to imagine him and KDB in the same midfield pic.twitter.com/3MX1MrJ6U6
Man Joshua Kimmich is a world-class player- Torre Kong (@Juggheadie) March 26, 2021
Joshua Kimmich was a right back before but he has turned into a world class central midfielder out of no where.- Vincenzo (@syedjr_) March 26, 2021
German maestro. https://t.co/Jx5fKw0wW4
Ladies and gentlemen, Leon Goretzka Joshua Kimmich- Lord Lewy ⁹ (@fc_lewy) March 26, 2021
That's it. That's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/1R7XZ6lIFp
Should Kimmich be regarded as one of the best in world football?
It has been a quite remarkable campaign for the Rottweil-born full-back turned deep-lying midfielder, and a clip posted by Bundesliga's official YouTube channel provides a detailed, tactical analysis explaining how Kimmich has evolved into arguably the most complete player in world football right now.
He has certainly established himself as one of Bayern's most important players; thanks in part to his remarkable versatility.
Here's a look at what makes him so good. This is brilliant.
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