Alphonso Davies played his first game for Canada since November as he shined in a 4-0 win over Curaçao in the Nations League.
The Bayern Munich star had been out for some time due to a muscle infection in his heart. This also forced him to watch from his home in Germany as Canada qualified for their first World Cup since 1986.
To make Davies’ return even more sweeter, the game was played at the home of Vancouver Whitecaps, the team which the youngster began his career before moving to Bayern for €10m.
Davies featured heavily in the game and opened the scoring on 27 minutes from the penalty spot. Having won the spot-kick himself, the 21-year-old confidently fired the ball into the net.
The goal was greeted by a roaring crowd and the stadium announcer yelling “welcome home” on the microphone.
Davies scored his second and Canada’s third in the 71st minute after paying a one-two with teammate Richie Laryea.
The Bayern wingback has now scored 12 goals in 31 matches for his country.
Overall, it was a fantastic sight to behold for both Canadians and Bayern fans alike. The 21-year-old will be looking for further opportunities in the Bayern starting 11 next season as he hopes to play his part in the club’s title defence. He’ll also want to stay fit to contribute to Canada’s World Cup campaign in November.