The teenager stopped Erling Haaland in his tracks in a particularly eye-opening sequence in the first half
Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies has been hailed for his incredible pace, with fellow footballers in awe of the Canadian’s display against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Bundesliga leaders secured a massive three points at Signal Iduna Park, as Joshua Kimmich’s first-half chip over Roman Burki secured Bayern a 1-0 victory over second-place Dortmund.
Davies played his part in his side’s win, continuing a breakout campaign that has seen him emerge as one of the world’s top left-backs.
One sequence in the first half particularly demonstrated the 19-year-old’s ability, as he chased down Erling Haaland to deny the forward a breakaway attempt on goal.
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Davies drew plenty of plaudits for his performance, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Declan Rice joining the chorus of praise.
Alphonso davies is fast as f***
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) May 26, 2020
Wish I had Alphonso Davies pace🤣⚡️
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) May 26, 2020
Erling Haaland is in on goal but Alphonso Davies races back to stop him 🔥
Ridiculous pace 😳#BVBFCB pic.twitter.com/LFA0a0UBkL
— Goal (@goal) May 26, 2020
There’s nothing more deflating than when you think you’re in & Alphonso Davies easily catches up & takes it from you.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 26, 2020
Alphonso Davies is just ridiculous!
— Bundesliga Nyari (@Cnyari) May 26, 2020
Alfonso Davies has a decent future ahead of him.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 26, 2020
It’s a bit infuriating how good Davies is. He might be a top 2 left back in the world and would probably become world class as a winger too
— Lars Pollmann (@LarsPollmann) May 26, 2020
Do they have a stat for making a good play to compensate within 8 seconds of making a bad play? Because Alphonso Davies is leading in that stat.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) May 26, 2020
Alphonso Davies made more sprints (30) and hit a higher top speed (35.27 km/h) than any other player on the pitch in the first half of #DerKlassiker 💨
*pretends to be shocked* pic.twitter.com/11zLtiGjI5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 26, 2020
Davies is a cheatcode. #BVBFCB
— Stefan Buczko (@StefanBuczko) May 26, 2020
With the victory Bayern moved seven points clear of Dortmund atop the table, as the Bavarians solidified their grip on first place.
RB Leipzig will overtake Dortmund on goal difference should they defeat Hertha on Wednesday.