In a match where Bayern Munich were far from their dominating best, Xabi Alonso scored a wonder goal to break the deadlock against Bundesliga newcomers Darmstadt 98.

The 34 year old Spaniard proved to be the decisive factor in Bayern Munich’s German cup encounter against Darmstadt 98, his 40th minute long range goal helped the Bavarians win the match 1-0 and progress to the quarter finals of the competition.

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Alonso took a measured, precise shot from 35 yards out which flew over the mass of players in the opposition penalty area and beyond the Darmstadt keeper. It was one of the greatest goals of the past week and you can check out the video below.