If you're having trouble visualizing what Canada's Alphonso Davies is about to do to the old man legs of Belgium and Croatia in World Cup Group F, Wednesday's DFB-Pokal match between Bayern Munich and Augsburg offered the perfect illustration.
Augsburg took an early lead at its home ground but Bayern struck back through an Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting brace and one from Joshua Kimmich to go up 3-1 with 30 minutes still to play. A Dayot Upamecano own goal gave Augsburg hope at 3-2, but it's the hope that kills you.
In the 74th, Bayern restored its two-goal advantage in the most brutal way possible.
A long ball forward to Davies in the channel was ushered toward the corner flag by Augsburg, but that's where the 21-year-old Canadian took possession and squared up 34-year-old Austrian international Julian Baumgartlinger.
You don't want to be around Baumgartlinger's age, or the average age of the Belgium and Croatia squads, and find yourself one-on-one with Alphonso Davies. You better have your last will and testament established because now it's time to be survived by your wife and kids.
THIS DAVIES-MUSIALA CONNECTION pic.twitter.com/ARMB88Yihn— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 19, 2022
Davies set Jamal Musiala up for this one, one day after telling the world that the German teenager was robbed of the Kopa Trophy. Now he's working to get him the Ballon d'Or.
— Alphonso Davies (@AlphonsoDavies) October 18, 2022
Davies would add a goal of his own in second-half stoppage time to complete Bayern's 5-2 win.
Alphonso Davies in Bayern Munich's 5-2 win over Augsburg90 minutes
3 chances created
— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) October 19, 2022
That can't have been a fun night for Augsburg. Ricardo Pepi is probably pretty happy that instead of failing to score in games like this, he gets to run amok in the Netherlands.
— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) October 19, 2022