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We’ve been spoiled by great wing-backs this season… but Bayern’s Alphonso Davies is something else

London isn’t blue, white or red. It’s German.

Bayern Munich have run Chelsea absolutely ragged this evening, with goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski putting the Bundesliga leaders in a commanding three-goal lead in their Champions League round of 16 tie.

But the real star of the night is undoubtedly their young wing-back Alphonso Davies, who ran the show at Stamford Bridge.


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Man of the moment

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Man of the moment

The 19-year-old showed off his blistering pace, unbelievable strength and his keen eye for an attacking pass with an all action display against the Blues this evening, and he might just be the best left-sided wing-back in the world right now.

That certainly takes some doing, especially when you consider how awesome Andrew Robertson has been for Liverpool.

Too quick for Andreas Christensen

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Too quick for Andreas Christensen

Born in a refugee camp in Ghana when his parents fled the Second Liberian Civil War, Davies grew up in Canada – a country with very little footballing pedigree – before his meteoric rise through the ranks at Vancouver Whitecaps lead to him moving to Bayern last year.

And tonight’s performance hasn’t just been a one off either, with the wonderkid making 31 appearances in all competitions this season; seemingly nailing down the left-back position and currently boasting the second-best WhoScored rating out of all Bayern’s players, with only top-scorer Lewandowski edging him.

His set-up for Bayern’s third goal against Chelsea on the 76th minute was perhaps his best moment of the game, as he used his pace and determination to beat Mason Mount and Jorginho to a loose ball before muscling past Andreas Christensen and Reece James to run through on goal.

Then, with just Antonio Rudiger left to beat in the Chelsea box, the Canadian effortlessly squared the ball to a welcoming Lewandowski to wrap up the win for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side.

And the scary thing is, he’s only just getting started.


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