Cana­dian Davies wins in his Bay­ern Mu­nich start

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Sports -

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.

Alphonso Davies

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