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Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich’s roadrunner, speeds on to centre stage | Andy Brassell

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Teenager born in a refugee camp only moved to left-back in October but now looks forward to a Champions League final

“eep meep.” In one old-fashioned phrase uttered immediately after the win at Borussia Dortmund that marked the home straight towards the Bundesliga title, Thomas Müller succinctly coined the flavour of Bayern Munich’s season. Yes, he was talking about one player, rather than the team, but that player has come to personify the side that has lifted itself from autumnal ignominy to the verge of being cast into this mighty club’s hall of fame.

“For me it’s a dream come true,” said Alphonso Davies in the aftermath of Wednesday’s 3-0 win in the Champions League semi-final against Lyon, which saw Europe’s inexorable juggernaut roll into Sunday’s final against Paris Saint-Germain. “Playing in the Champions League and making it into the final is everything you can ask for.”

Continue reading…Teenager born in a refugee camp only moved to left-back in October but now looks forward to a Champions League final“eep meep.” In one old-fashioned phrase uttered immediately after the win at Borussia Dortmund that marked the home straight towards the Bundesliga title, Thomas Müller succinctly coined the flavour of Bayern Munich’s season. Yes, he was talking about one player, rather than the team, but that player has come to personify the side that has lifted itself from autumnal ignominy to the verge of being cast into this mighty club’s hall of fame.“For me it’s a dream come true,” said Alphonso Davies in the aftermath of Wednesday’s 3-0 win in the Champions League semi-final against Lyon, which saw Europe’s inexorable juggernaut roll into Sunday’s final against Paris Saint-Germain. “Playing in the Champions League and making it into the final is everything you can ask for.” Continue reading…