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Alphonso Davies' birthday start yields mixed results in heavy Bayern Munich defeat

Alphonso Davies’ 19th birthday will be memorable for a variety of reasons.

The former Vancouver Whitecaps star impressed in his second Bundesliga start for 10-man Bayern Munich Saturday despite a 5-1 thumping by Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Canadian international, who made his third start across all competitions at left back, was a bright spot in attack for Bayern Munich, which saw Jerome Boateng sent off on a straight red card in the 9th minute.

After Eintracht Frankfurt scored twice in an eight-minute span to race in front after 33 minutes, Davies helped set up Robert Lewandowski’s 37th-minute goal, a sensational effort that ended with a 10th consecutive Bundesliga goal.

It was the most lopsided defeat since 2009 for Bayern, which dropped to fourth place in the table following their second league defeat.

Davies, who made a multi-million dollar move to Bayern last year, also started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Union Berlin Oct. 26 and did the same in the German Cup three days later in a second round 2-1 victory over VfL Bochum of 2.Bundesliga in which he suffered an unfortunate own goal.


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