Alphonso Davies shows his delight after netting his first ever Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich on Matchday 26. - © getty images
Alphonso Davies shows his delight after netting his first ever Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich on Matchday 26. - © getty images
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Alphonso Davies nets first goal for Bayern Munich to become club's youngest scorer in 20 years

Canadian starlet Alphonso Davies netted his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich to help his side to a crushing 6-0 win over Mainz on Matchday 26, becoming the club's youngest goalscorer in almost 20 years.

Davies - who only joined Niko Kovac's side from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the winter transfer window - came off the bench in the 59th minute to make his fifth league appearance and struck Bayern's sixth goal just 11 minutes later to add gloss to a result that takes the Reds back to the top of the Bundesliga standings.

After team-mate Robert Lewandowski's shot was saved by Mainz goalkeeper Florian Müller, the Canada international reacted quickest to the rebound inside the penalty area, side-footing a volley high into the net with what was his first-ever shot in Germany's top flight.

Davies volleyed home from just outside the six-yard box in the 70th minute. - imago images / ULMER Pressebildagentur

In doing so, Davies carved out his own slice of history in the Bavarian capital. Not only is he the first Canadian to play and score for Bayern, he is also the first person born after 2000 to find the net for the club.

As if that were not enough, at the age of just 18 years, four months and 15 days, he is also the youngest player to score for Bayern in almost 20 years, since Roque Santa Cruz hit the net in a 3-0 win over Unterhaching aged 18 years, 12 days in August 1999.

“He’s a young player who can play both in an attacking and defensive role on the left," said Kovac of his young charge after the final whistle. "The result was wrapped up and we could rest David [Alaba], who was having problems again. I’m pleased for him because he’s now off to Canada to play for his country with a goal in his bags. That’s a big thing for every player.”