Cancelo: New Bayern Signing Bags First Assist in Just 17 Minutes
- Joao Cancelo starred on his debut for Bayern Munich less than 24 hours after his move from Manchester City
- The 28-year-old even received a glowing tribute from Joshua Kimmich following his immaculate debut
- Cancelo's debut lasted 70 minutes but he was effective on the right flank, providing an attacking outlet for Bayern
João Cancelo only needed 17 minutes to get his first assist for Bayern Munich.
Cancelo was handed his competitive debut against Mainz in the DFB-Pokal, less than 24 hours after sealing his shock move from Manchester City.
Making his first bow for the Bavarians, the full-back wasted no time in fully integrating himself into the team's set-up.
Playing in his favourite wing-back role, the 28-year-old served Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a plate to break the game's deadlock, per BBC.
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His assist for Choupo-Moting's goal opened the floodgates, as Bayern scored three goals in the first half - the first time Julian Nagelsmann's charges had scored more than one goal in their last three games across all competitions.
There was still time for Alphonso Davies to add the icing on the cake as the Bundesliga giants completed a 4-0 rout of Mainz to reach the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal.
Cancelo, who lasted 70 minutes on his debut, is expected to feature again for Bayern against Wolfsburg on Sunday, February 5.
Watch Cancelo make his assist:
Cancelo explains his City exit
Portugal international, Cancelo has cleared the air about the reason behind his sensational switch to Bayern Munich in the just-ended January transfer window.
The defender completed his loan move from Man City to the Bundesliga giants on transfer deadline day, in a deal including an option to purchase permanently.
Cancelo is believed to have reacted angrily, after learning he would not be in the starting line-up for Man City's FA Cup tie with Arsenal, per Daily Mail.
Bayern star hails Cancelo
Sports Brief also reported on Bayern midfielder, Joshua Kimmich praised new signing Cancelo after the Portugal defender set up a goal in his side's 4-0 win over Mainz on Wednesday.
The new signing switched from Man City on deadline day and was quickly drafted into the starting line-up for the team's German Cup tie away at Mainz a day later.
Speaking after the match to Sky Germany, Kimmich welcomed his new teammate, saying he would absolutely fit in with the German champions.