The Canadian men’s national team needed a draw or a win to win their group and keep the qualifying dream alive. The Canadians delivered with standout performances from Lille’s Jonathan David and Bayern Munich wonderkid Alphonso Davies. Delivering yet another impressive performance, Davies continues to excel on both a league and national team level.
Davies broke the ice by scoring the opening and game-winning goal in the 37th minute for the Canadians. Davies didn’t stop there as he was the key player for Canada in their offensive build-ups playing in a wing-back role. He later provided two great assists to David, to seal the win and their advancement to the next stage of the competition.
Alphonso Davies with a goal in style as Canada fight to keep their World Cup qualification campaign alive ( @onesoccer) pic.twitter.com/SUbwp6Aqn6— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 9, 2021
This link-up play between Davies and David has been lethal and these two players will surely a force to fear in the CONCACAF for years to come. “I feel like we have that connection, me and him. It was good today,” said Davies about his partnership between the Lille attacker (as captured by TSN).
GOAL— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) June 9, 2021
Alphonso Davies dazzles, Jonathan David buries, and #CanMNT fans finally exhale
Davies appears to be incredibly passionate about bringing Canada some long-awaited success. Canada has only once qualified for the World Cup, and this was 35 years ago, when Canada qualified for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Davies will once again be called upon this Saturday as they begin their two-legged fixture against Haiti. There is a long road to come, but Canada will be in good hands as Davies attempts to bring Canada back to the world’s biggest sporting event.