Nmecha Outshines David Alaba In Florida

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Lukas Nmecha of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between here Leicester City v Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on December 19, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester City youngster, Lukas Nmecha got the better of fellow-Nigerian-born star, David Olatokunbo Alaba, as he scored a goal to help The Citizens beat the defender’s German club, Bayern Munich.

While Alaba struggled for form personally and collectively with The Bavarians, Nmecha netted his first goal in pre-season, as City stormed back from two goals down to defeat the German Bundesliga champions in Miami, Florida, USA on Saturday.

Born in Hamburg, Nmecha, who is eligible to represent Nigeria, Germany and England, made the best of action against a team from the country of his birth to make hay for the Etihad Stadium outfit.

Alaba and Nmecha were both on from the start, while Man City trio of Tosin Aderabioyo, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Nathanael Ogbeta watched from the bench for All 90 minutes.

Bayern Munich established a two-goal lead after 24 minutes thanks to strikes from Meritan Shabani and Arjen Robben, before Bernardo Silva halved the deficit just before half-time.

On 51 minutes, Nmecha finally got on the score-sheet, profiting from a rebound after Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich parried a long-range strike form Foden.

The 19-year-old would have opened the scoring in the 12th minute but saw his shot rattle the post after beating the goalkeeper.

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