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Bayern Munich’s full-backs are playing a game of ‘who can score the best goal’ vs Hannover

Joshua Kimmich v David Alaba is the subplot of the day...

Thwack!

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery slowing succumbing to the sands of time, Bayern Munich fans are wondering who will step up to provide the magic out wide.

Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman are the front runners at this stage, but perhaps we should all be looking a little deeper?

A defender in the loosest possible sense of the word

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A defender in the loosest possible sense of the word

The Bundesliga champions raced out of the blocks against Hannover as full-backs Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba traded impressive goals.

It was the German right-back who threw down the gauntlet after just 62 seconds.

Kimmich opted for a controlled, perfectly-placed volley from the edge of the box…

Whereas Alaba decided on a slightly different approach from a similar area of the pitch.

Namely, a UNLEASH-THE-KRAKEN-AND-OPEN-THE-GATES-OF-HELL-THUNDERF**K…

So, who have you got?

There’s plenty to be said for the subtle seduction of Kimmich’s strike.

But the glorious savagery of Alaba’s thwack can not be denied.

1-0 to the Austrian, surely?

Hit, lad

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Hit, lad

More importantly, is there a better pair of full-backs in world football?

Dani Carvajal and Marcelo have been key to Real Madrid’s European success in recent years.

Man City fans would point to the marauding pace of Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.

Though the latter’s injury problems has meant Pep Guardiola has not been able to pair the two together as much as he would like in the last year.

Joao Cancelo and Alex Sandro put Juventus in the mix, certainly.

We’ll leave it to you.

Oh by the way, Bayern won 4-0 in the end — Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski, obviously.