Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies netted a surprising solo objective for Canada in opposition to Panama on Wednesday that prompted former United States males’s nationwide group star Jozy Altidore to name him “world class” amid a refrain of awed responses on social media.
Davies sprinted half the size of the sector to steal the ball from an unsuspecting Sam Adekugbe earlier than jetting into the field and leaving goalkeeper Luis Mejia flat-footed together with his low shot.
The 66th-minute effort put Canada forward 2-1 in a pivotal World Cup qualifying match, with the hosts finally pulling away for a 4-1 victory.
Reactions to Davies’ objective
Canada fell behind 1-0 after simply 5 minutes to the facet closest to them within the race for third within the CONCACAF desk – the area’s ultimate World Cup play-off qualifying spot.
With consecutive attracts getting into the sport, that early objective concession might have been taken as an ominous signal.
Nonetheless, Canada pulled out a victory with the assistance of Davies and at the moment are on 10 factors, two away from Panama for third.