Cana­dian teen Davies a win­ner in Bay­ern de­but

The Hamilton Spectator - - Sports -

DUES­SEL­DORF, GER­MANY — Cana­dian in­ter­na­tional Alphonso Davies’ de­but for Bay­ern Mu­nich came with a tro­phy. The 18-year-old hoisted the Telekom Cup on Sun­day after help­ing the Ger­man soc­cer pow­er­house to a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Borus­sia Moenchenglad­bach in the fi­nal of the four-team com­pe­ti­tion held dur­ing the Bun­desliga’s win­ter break. The tour­na­ment for­mat fea­tured a 45-minute half, fol­lowed by penal­ties if needed. Bay­ern’s Mats Hum­mels scor­ing the win­ning penalty. James Ro­driguez, Brazil’s Thi­ago and Leon Goret­zka also scored in the shootout for Bay­ern. Davies started on the left side of mid­field and showed some nice early touches. Bay­ern won the tour­na­ment with­out scor­ing a goal in reg­u­la­tion. Davies has made nine ap­pear­ances for Canada with three goals and four as­sists. He was 15 when he made his Ma­jor League Soc­cer de­but.

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