Joshua Kimmich was decisive for Bayern Munich as they continued an interesting run of DFB-Pokal semi-final appearances by beating Schalke.
Bayern Munich is into the DFB-Pokal semi-finals for an eleventh consecutive season thanks to a difficult 1-0 win at Bundesliga rivals Schalke on Tues.
David Wagner’s Schalke actually had their moments at the Veltins Arena, particularly within the half, however, Bayern was additional clinical and their superior quality told within the finish to continue the defense of their crown.
Despite having way more of the ball, Bayern was lucky to survive many first-half scares as Guido Burgstaller evidenced significantly dangerous once striking the crossbar and having a goal chalked off, however, the guests went into the break ahead because of Joshua Kimmich’s strike.
The home side was considerably less effective going forward within the last half and Bayern ought to have multiplied the advantage, however, the one-goal lead was enough to secure progression.
Schalke had the higher of the thrilling early exchanges, as Alessandro Schopf curled simply wide before Burgstaller smitten the bar so additionally had a goal disallowed for lost marginally offsides.
Bayern dominated possession, having eighty-three percent of it within the half, however, their 1st real likelihood truly came via a Schalke defender – Jean-Clair Todibo back-tracking to fulfill Kimmich’s cross and his headed clearance forced Markus Schubert into an exquisite active stop.
Schubert was helpless from the ensuing corner, however, the set-piece cleared as so much as Kimmich on the sting of the box and his effort found the bottom-left corner through a crowd of players.
Philippe Coutinho virtually extended Bayern’s lead simply past the hour, his long-range curling effort coming off the bar many minutes before Benito Raman shot tamely at Manuel Neuer once one-on-one following an exploding run from Rabbi Matondo.
Former Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka went near to an interesting goal eighteen minutes from time – his overhead-kick from about sixteen yards clipping the bar, however, Bayern wasn’t made to rue that misfortune.
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