Pep Guardiola had named a pretty strong team for Bayern’s DFB-Pokal last-16 tie against Darmstadt 98, with Xabi Alonso, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller all starting.
However, the home side were struggling to break down their opponents, who sit 12th in the Bundesliga table.
Well, they were until the ball landed at the feet of Alonso with 40 minutes gone.
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He expertly took down a pretty decent headed clearance from Sandro Wagner before unleashing an unstoppable volley that more or less reduced the Darmstadt 98 keep to the role of spectator.
What a hit!