The former Liverpool and Real Madrid star scored a cunning free kick against Werder Bremen
Bayern Munich raced into a 4-0 lead over Werder Bremen before half time at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Nothing particularly new about the all-conquering Bundesliga giants steamrolling opposition, but the game was notable for seeing Xabi Alonso score a smart free kick to open his account for the club.
With Philip Lahm having opened the scoring, Alonso was presented with a free kick just left of the box. As the Werder Bremen wall jumped for his impending strike on goal, Alonso had already predicted their actions, and instead sent a low shot underneath them and into the net.
Xabi Alonso has always been a player with an eye for a stunning pass or goal. Liverpool fans will nostalgically remember his extraordinary long range strikes against Luton and Newcastle, not to mention his many wonderful passes from deep while at Anfield.
It was a quality that saw Real Madrid shell out £30 million to bring him to the Bernabeu in 2009, in what would be a massive season for the Spaniard. Though Real didn't win any trophies, Alonso played a vital part for the Spanish side as they won their first ever international trophy with the World Cup in South Africa.
Alonso would go on to prove his class at the very top level for Los Blancos, and it was somewhat of a shock when the 32-year-old decided to leave Madrid this summer and move to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Despite that shock, Alonso has wasted no time in proving himself in another country and division, orchestrating the Bayern midfield superbly for Pep Guardiola's men. Alonso only scored 4 league goals for Real in his time at the club, compared to 15 for Liverpool, and given this effort against Werder Bremen, he has plenty of goals left in his locker.