Canadian Davies wins in his Bayern Munich start
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Canadian international Alphonso Davies’ debut for Bayern Munich came with a trophy.
The 18-year-old hoisted the Telekom Cup in a sea of confetti 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, slotting it into the middle of the goal.
James Rodriguez, Brazil’s Thiago and Leon Goretzka also scored in the shootout for
Davies started on the left side of midfield and showed some nice early touches, at one point taking a pass and flicking it past a defender.
Davies went down late in the game on Andreas Poulsen’s challenge but no penalty was given.
“Red suits you, @AlphonsoDavies,” Bayern tweeted.
Davies joined Bayern from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Major League Soccer record-breaking US$22-million transfer deal that will see him play for the German side through 2023. The deal was consummated in July but Davies finished out the MLS season with Vancouver before joining Bayern in January.