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Davies leads the way as Canada downs Panama in full-blooded World Cup qualifier

TORONTO — Alphonso Davies' highlight-reel goal helped open the floodgates as Canada roared to a 4-1 victory over Panama on Wednesday in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play.

The Canadian men had Panama under the cosh but didn't pull ahead until the 66th minute when the 20-year-old Bayern Munich star came out of nowhere down the right flank to pilfer the ball from under the feet of defender Harold Cummings, who thought the ball was about to go out.

Davies got to the ball before it did, danced around defender Fidel Escobar and -- using Jonathan David as a decoy -- fired a low shot that left goalkeeper Luis Mejia rooted to the spot for a 2-1 lead.