Joshua Kimmich (August 5, 2022)- Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
The first goal making its way into the top three is the excellent free kick scored by Joshua Kimmich against Eintracht Frankfurt. To set the scene, it was the opening match for the 22/23 Bundesliga season, and Frankfurt was hosting the reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern. Just inside five minutes, Bayern was awarded a freekick approximately 35 yards away from the goal.
In what seemed to be a great opportunity to deliver a cross into the box, Kimmich opted to go the glory, catching everyone on the field and the goalkeeper by surprise. Kimmich often prefers pin-point deliveries instead of unleashing shots at the goal. The ball ricocheted off of both goalposts before finding its way into the back of the net.
It was a work of great precision and awareness shown by one of Bayern’s consistent players throughout the year. Not only was this a world-class goal scored from a great distance, but it was the opening goal for the 2022/23 Bundesliga season. It was the perfect way to start Bayern’s Bundesliga title defense.
The incredible scenes from the stadium were what made this goal so spectacular. Not only was every single player caught by surprise, but the stadium was filled with smoke from the Frankfurt fans, so many people couldn’t even see the shot that was taken by Kimmich. All you could see initially was Kimmich firing the shot and then darting away in celebration. A memorable goal to start the campaign for Bayern.