Canadian Alfonso Davis looked dangerous on Wednesday after recovering from injury as defending champion Bayern Minh Munich beat Locomotive Moscow 2-0 in a Champions League Group A match.
The 20-year-old from Edmonton was knocked out on October 24 after breaking his ankle ligaments in Bayern’s 5-0 win over Inrat Frankfurt. He twisted his ankle in an ugly manner just 55 seconds after kickoff in the Bundesliga match at Minnick’s Allianz Arena.
Davis came close to scoring the game’s first goal in the 39th minute on Wednesday when he met Thomas Mueller with a low cross through traffic. But Mueller’s shot went wide.
In the 57th, Davis knocked out Serge Ganabri with another perfect pass. There were two cracks on the German international’s goal but it was stopped by Gilhoram, the Brazilian-born Russian goalkeeper of the locomotive.
Davis Douglas was also involved in the formation of the Costa Corner, which was opened by Byron Sule in the 63rd minute.
The young Canadian gave way to French international Lucas Hernandez in the 69th minute. Cameroon international Eric Maxim Chopo-Moting scored another goal for Bayern in the 80th minute.
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The game was Davis’ 10th match in the Champions League, the fourth among Canadians in that category. Baskets midfielder Atiba Hutchinson leads the 19 Champions League, followed by Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Milan Borjan (14) and retired Tomz Radjinski (12).
Davis, who has won 17 caps for Canada with five goals, has become the face of Canadian football overseas alongside women’s captain Christine Sinclair. On Tuesday, he was nominated alongside Toronto Star’s Lou Marsh Trophy co-winner Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duverne-Tardiff.
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Davis joined Bayern from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the then-MLS ਐਮ 22 million transfer record. The deal was struck in July 2018 but Davis ended the MLS season before joining Bayern in January 2019.
Since then, he has turned his back on his speed and ability to make attacks from fullbacks.
Bayern (5-0-1) have already qualified for the Naka stage of the European Club Championship. Locomotive (0-3-3) finished below the group.
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