Alphonso Davies Destroys Barcelona's Defence For Bayern Munich's Fifth Goal
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On a night of incredible action from start to finish, 19-year-old Alphonso Davies may have delivered the best moment of the lot, as he destroyed Barcelona's defence.
Bayern Munich absolutely battered Barca in the Champions League quarter final on Friday night, with the 8-2 scoreline only flattening the Spanish side if anything.
Before the match Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned Lionel Messi about teenage left back Davies but it was actually Barca's defenders who should have heeded the warning.
In the 62nd minute, with Bayern already leading 4-2, Davies stepped past Messi, made Arturo Vidal look silly and then embarrassed Nelson Semedo and Gerard Pique to set up Joshua Kimmich.
"He's just turned Nelson Semedo inside out! An experienced right-back... Whoops!"- Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2020
Wow, Alphonso Davies is just so difficult to stop :fire:
A magnificent assist from Bayern's rising star at left-back :raised_hands:#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/NCbOrOyaJS
On BT Sport commentator Darren Fletcher suggested the teenager, who's had his breakout year with the German champions this season, would soon be considered the best attacking full-back in the world.
Despite his young age it's easy to see how quickly he's bursting into those realms and it seems that everyone else on social media was enjoying the performance too.
Alphonso Davies as soon as Bayern get the ball pic.twitter.com/URlsgSv0UB- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 14, 2020
Nelson Samedo after a night of chasing Alphonso Davies around. pic.twitter.com/9GICuMJxry- Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 14, 2020
Alphonso Davies be like... pic.twitter.com/DVj2H8SswF- Win on Footy #FreeToPlay (@winonfooty) August 14, 2020
Trying to understand how Alphonso Davies just did that ... pic.twitter.com/6ghzQg25Rd- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 14, 2020
Alphonso Davies has registered 3 assists in the Champions League this season, no defender has registered more.- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 14, 2020
Pictured here with a fan. :camera_with_flash: pic.twitter.com/Fn5QI0wlal
I'm aboard the @AlphonsoDavies hype train. The guy is doing things I only get to see on fifa:joy:. Top talent, long may it continue :clap:- Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) August 14, 2020
Incredible. 19-year old Alphonso Davies, from Edmonton, Canada just demolished entire left hand side of Barcelona's team singlehandedly, shimmying, stutter-stepping, dispensing at least 2 wedgies along the way. Such brazen mischief, a delight to witness :flag_ca: pic.twitter.com/ENz04oPlDv- roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 14, 2020
I think it's fair to say that Alphonso Davies is already the best Canadian footballer of all time- RiZzy:red_circle: (@RiZzyUTD) August 14, 2020
If Davies was the only one that embarrassed Barca on the night then it wouldn't have been so harrowing for Messi and his teammates but as it was they were utterly awful.
The six time Ballon d'Or winner barely got a sniff and, despite levelling at 1-1 through David Alaba's own goal in the first half, they never looked even close to being on Bayern's level.
Philippe Coutinho, unwanted at the Nou Camp, scoring the final two goals just rubbed salt in the wounds of Quique Setien's side.
An incredible night and one that Alphonso Davies and Bayern will never forget, Barca will want to.
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