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It took Joao Cancelo just 17 minutes to record a stunning assist for Bayern Munich

Nasir Jabbar

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It took Joao Cancelo just 17 minutes to record a stunning assist for Bayern Munich

Joao Cancelo wasted no time in making an impact on his Bayern Munich debut as he registered a stunning assist.

Cancelo joined the German giants on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola.

A day after completing his move to the Bundesliga outfit, he was handed his first start in their DFB-Pokal cup clash against Mainz on Wednesday.

And he took just 17 minutes to influence the game as he set up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with a glorious assist.


The Portuguese international received the ball on the right wing and brilliantly created an opening.

He swung in a delightful ball into the box, with Choupo-Moting producing a tidy finish at the back post.

Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane made it 2-0 then 3-0 before the break, with Alphonso Davies completing the scoring in the 83rd minute.


Speaking after the 4-0 cup victory, Musiala praised Cancelo, saying: "He fits in really well - he's technically good. His crosses are exceptional."

Julian Nagelsmann added: "Joao played a very good game. He was very creative, played some great passes and crosses and also made very good deep runs.

"He was playing under one of the best managers in the world. I just told him to play his game and not to think too much."

Bayern fans will be hoping it's the first of many goal involvements for Cancelo following his January switch from Man City.


The club have the option to buy the 28-year-old for £61.5 million in the summer.


It comes after Cancelo was growing frustrated with the lack of minutes for the Blues before and after the 2022 World Cup.

He only played a full game on two occasions since his red card against Fulham last November.


He's said to have been vocal about his frustrations and became disruptive to the rest of the Man City squad, according to reports.

As a result, the Premier League side were happy to let him move on following his attitude towards Guardiola and the team.

Featured Image Credit: DFB

Topics: Joao Cancelo, Bayern Munich, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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