Xabi Alonso has been dazzling for Bayern Munich this season, bossing the midfield almost immediately since coming over from Real Madrid. He leads the Bundesliga in touches per game and broke the all-time records for most in one game with 204 touches against Cologne. He was similarly dominant on Saturday:
Xabi Alonso completed 103 passes on his own, just 18 fewer than the entire Werder Bremen side (121). He was subbed off in the 61st minute.— Squawka Football (@Squawka)October 18, 2014
The one thing he hadn’t done yet was score, but that changed Saturday. Alonso opened his Bayern account in brilliant fashion, duping the Werder Bremen wall with a low free kick after two dummy runs by his teammates.
The goal put Bayern up 2-0 on struggling Werder. They would eventually win out 6-0.
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