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Two-Game Ban for Fonsie

The third red card of Davies’ career brings a two-game Bundesliga suspension.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
Referee Daniel Schlager shows Alphonso Davies a red card in the 12th minute of Bayern Munich’s 4-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart last weekend.
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Alphonso Davies has been suspended for two games after his red card in the 12th minute of Bayern Munich’s 4-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart at the weekend.

It’s the third red card of the Canadian 20-year-old’s career and he’ll now miss Bayern’s top-of-the-table showdown with second-place RB Leipzig on April 3 and the game against FC Union Berlin on April 10 when the Bundesliga resumes after March’s international break.

Originally Davies was shown a yellow card but following VAR review referee Daniel Schlager upgraded the foul and a red was shown.

The incident occurred on a ball returned to Davies from Robert Lewandowski. For once the Canadian’s first touch let him down forcing him into a lunge which succeeded only in catching Wataru Endo’s foot.

His previous red cards came when playing for Bayern in a Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen last June and in Canada’s 2-0 victory over Jamaica in Toronto in September 2017.

Davies is expected to be in Canada’s squad for the imminent World Cup qualifying double-header with Bermuda (Thursday) and the Cayman Islands (Sunday).

Davies has won 17 caps for Canada, scoring five goals and recording seven assists.

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