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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi refused to give his shirt to Alphonso Davies after 8-2 defeat

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is living his best life right now.

The 19-year-old has been one of the club’s finest players on their incredible run in the Champions League, securing a place in the final after defeating Lyon 3-0 in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Serge Gnabry scored a superb first-half brace against the French side, before Robert Lewandowski bagged his 55th goal of the season to tee up a clash with Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon.

As far as Davies will be concerned, though, keeping a clean sheet will have been the main bonus from qualifying for the final and it was another fantastic performance from the Canadian.

Nevertheless, it’s because of Bayern’s dizzyingly high standards, that the eventually-routine win over Lyon seems a little par for the course after their historic win over Barcelona.

Davies was, as you’d expect, one of the stars during that famous 8-2 thrashing and produced one of the best assists you’ll see all season for Bayern’s fifth goal, courtesy of Joshua Kimmich.

The Bayern starlet capped off a stunning performance by bombing down the left flank, leaving Nelson Semedo for dead with a stunning skill, before turning provider for his defensive partner.

What made the victory all the sweeter, however, was the fact that Davies was playing against his footballing hero: Lionel Messi.

And according to the Mirror, when asked about his idolisation of Messi before the thrashing, he said: “Honestly, I’m lost for words – a dream come true.

“My mum called me yesterday and then my dad hopped on the phone, and he was like: ‘So you’re playing against your favourite player, I see.’ Growing up, I used to watch him all the time and now I’m defending against him; it’s going to be a whole different ball game.”

BT Sport decided to catch up with Davies by asking whether he got the chance to collect Messi’s jersey after last week.

Besides, can you blame Davies for trying to get his hero’s shirt after such a historic win?

Well, sadly for the Canadian, he revealed that Messi was too upset to hand over his top, explaining: “I asked for it, but I think he was a little bit upset, so next time, hopefully.”


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