What a marvellous afternoon to be watching the finals of UEFA Champions between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, and seeing, YES, 19 year old Canadian Alphonso Davies lift one of the most prestigious trophies in the sporting world! One moment I will never forget from the game was when Alphonso calmly headed back a cross to his own keeper in the second half. His soft precise touch was simply that of a self-assured and confident person. A stronger header, slightly off the goalkeeper’s mark, could have resulted in an own-goal and 1-1 scoreline, taking the game to extra-time if the game remained tied after 90 minutes. It was an amazing touch, and a great footballer commenting the game noted that he would not have dared to do that himself!
I never expected one of my favourite newspapers The Christian Science Monitor to be carrying a piece about him, as the Monitor doesn’t carry a sports section. So it was marvellous to read Sara Miller Llana’s wonderful column Alphonso Davies: Canada’s humble, joyful soccer phenom piece! All Canadians and football lovers around the world should read it too!
Date posted: August 27, 2020.
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