'Keep grinding': Canadian Alphonso Davies lives the dream as Champions League winner

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The teen was a solid presence in the German club\u0027s defence as his side ran out 1\u002D0 winners thanks to a headed goal from Frenchman Kingsley Coman

This time around, Davies was assured rather than spectacular, and didn’t let the nerves of the big occasion get to him. Despite the fact that he picked up a yellow card relatively early in the game — meaning he had to be extremely careful for the remainder, so as to avoid being sent off — he gave a solid display.

The Independent wrote that Davies, “Picked up an early yellow card after a reckless foul on Kehrer in the first half, forcing him to be cautious throughout, and wasn’t as incisive charging forwards as usual. Recovered very well in the second half.” Bayern Munich’s Canadian player Alphonso Davies and Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020.NBC Sports wrote that he did a, “Great bit of defending late on to get his body in the way of a cross to the back post,” and felt the Canadian did “okay” overall.

The Daily Mail was more glowing, remarking of Davies’ renowned speed: “Petition to put a picture of Davies in the dictionary next to ‘rapid’. Pace is a weapon.” The outlet gave Davies a game rating of 7.5 out of 10. Meanwhile Davies’ fellow professionals were keen to heap praise on the teen. Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC wrote on Twitter:AdvertisementDaniel Sturridge, formerly of Liverpool and Chelsea, wrote: “Love this … you’re a big inspiration to kids around the world showing them that anything is possible against the odds. Much respect to you brother.”

 

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