Alphonso Davies put his versatility on full display at the weekend as he featured as a left back and right winger in Bayern Munich’s dominating win over Mainz. His impressive performance was capped off by his first Bundesliga goal as he slotted home the rebound from Robert Lewandowski’s point blank effort.
Unfortunately, the young Canadian international picked up a minor knock that will keep him out of CONCACAF Nations League qualifying with his country. According to Canadian soccer insider John Molinaro (via MLSsoccer.com), Davies is one of three changes to the squad for Sunday’s match.
Will Johnson (concussion), Scott Arfield (quad) out for #canMNT. Alphonso Davies also out with what sounds like a minor injury - Bayern medical staff still examining him, and they have to talk with Canada Soccer. But Davies will not be released to play in Sunday’s game.— John Molinaro (@JohnMolinaro) March 18, 2019
Molinaro went on to explain that the former Vancouver Whitecaps prospect picked up the knock during the celebration of his historic goal, although it is not believed to be too serious. The injury gods have made Davies feel right at home in the Bavarian capital, as he joins the illustrious club of athletes injured in moments of jubilation.
Let’s take another look at the Canadian’s first goal of many in the red and white.
ALPHONSO DAVIES!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 17, 2019
The 18 year-old Canadian scores his first goal for Bayern and becomes the youngest scorer for Bayern since Roque Santa Cruz in 1999 pic.twitter.com/54AC6Jg5Sr
Get well soon, Phonzie!