- Alphonso Davies is anxious ahead of Bayern Munich’s fixture against Barcelona
- Both teams are billed to face-off on Friday night in a much anticipated Champions League cracker
- Davies claims Lionel Messi was his childhood hero as he used to watch him on TV in school
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Alphonso Davies is expected to be in action when Bayern Munich take on Barcelona in a highly anticipated UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash against Barcelona.
The left-wing defender will face the legendary Lionel Messi on Friday night, August 14, a player he claimed to have been his hero during his childhood days.
“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," Davies told UEFA about the prospect of facing Messi.
"But for me, it's just playing my game, changing nothing on my side and just hopefully doing my best against him.
"We know that he's a great player - we're not going to take that away from him - so the best you can do is try, I guess."
Davies recalls how he used to watch Lionel Messi and indeed the Champions League during his school days in Canada.
"I went to a football academy school, so every Wednesday or Tuesday, around 12:00 Edmonton time, we would watch it as a classroom," he added.
"Honestly, I'm lost for words - a dream come true."
Meanwhile, German club RB Leipzig are through to the semifinal of the Champions League after the stunned Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid on Thursday night.
Daniel Olmo guided a clever header across Oblak and into the bottom left to put the Germans 1-0 ahead in the 50th minute before substitute Joao Felix restored parity for the Spanish side in the 70th minute.
With barely two minutes from the extra-time, Leipzig found the back of the net when Tyler Adams' effort was deflected past the goalkeeper to give the German team the victory it ended 2-1.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar was instrumental as French club Paris Saint-German made a sensational last gasp comeback to eventually defeat a very formidable Atalanta to reach the Champions League semifinal.
Underdogs Atalanta have crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 2-1 stoppage-time defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
In the course of the game, the Brazilian mesmerized the opposition as he navigated in and out of their defence in spectacular fashion as he completed 16 dribbles.
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