Alfonso Davies can handle the top Bundesliga match between German record champions FC Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen with a lot of confidence. The 20-year-old celebrated his Canadian 4-1 win against Panama in World Cup qualification and was celebrated for his appearance in the media. “We knew we had to win this match to keep our World Cup hopes alive – we dominated in the end,” Davis said on Wednesday (local time).
Munich – Davies is “one of the best players in the world”, praised “Toronto Star”.
Davis’s highlight was the opening goal for 2–1, when his team was initially left behind. The defender played at his own pace, securing the ball after a spirited sprint. With finesse and precision, he turned his later single into an acclaimed hit. “Goals, assists and important win with Canada! Congratulations, @AlphonsoDavies,” tweeted FC Bayern on Thursday.
This will be the first World Cup participation for Canadians since 1986. The Canucks moved up to third in their group with ten points. Mexico leads with 14 points, eleven points after six from 14 matches over second-placed United States. The best of three in the group qualify for the World Cup, with the fourth taking part in the playoffs.
In the Bundesliga, Munich will continue with the top game at Leverkusen on Sunday. Thanks to a better goal difference, Bayern lead the table ahead of Workself tied on points. DPA
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