the Blueberries crush Italy and offer themselves the first place of the group

the Blueberries crush Italy and offer themselves the first place of the group

Already qualified for the semi-finals of Euro U19, the Bleuets assured against Italy and offered themselves a fine 4-1 victory which guaranteed them first place in group A. A match marked by the fine performances of the Lyonnais Florent Da Silva and Rennais Loum Tchaouna.

The Blueberries conclude their group stage of Euro U19 with a new victory and offer themselves this Friday the scalp of Italy 4-1 in this last day. A third victory in as many matches which allows the French to finish first in group A and therefore to face the second in pool B in the semi-finals.

A remodeled French team that gropes

While the France U19 team had already qualified for the semi-finals after their 2-1 victory against Romania on Tuesday, Bleuets coach Landry Chavin had decided to rotate, notably allowing young goalkeeper Yann Lienard to obtain playing time. Logically, the young Tricolores took time to break in and the start of the game turned out to be very complicated.

After many ball losses, especially in midfield, the French are logically punished by a great collective action between Giuseppe Ambrosino and Cristian Volpato, who in the last stint, has the opportunity to adjust the AS Monaco goalkeeper (0 -1, 16th). A goal that turns out to be a good wake-up call for Les Bleuets, who then pull themselves together and are freed by a superb strike from Florent Da Silva. The Lyonnais midfielder, eccentric on the right, sends an opposite-returning post strike (1-1, 24th).

Florent Da Silva and Loum Tchaouna as saviors

In the process, the Blues chained attempts in the direction of the Italian cages, until the best player on the French side since the start of the Euro, Loum Tchaouna, came to break on a nice pass from Florent Da Silva. The Rennais succeeds in his face-to-face and slips a low shot which passes to the right of the goalkeeper (2-1, 37th).

Back from the locker room, the two teams go on the offensives blow for blow and each force the opposing goalkeeper to exploits. A small goalkeeper duel, the young Frenchman Yann Lienard put on a fine figure and saved his team on a double parade in the 50th minute. The little time out will ultimately benefit the Bleuets, since Loum Tchaouna signs his first double of the competition, on a sublime sequence of feigned strikes then powerful strikes which end under the crossbar (1-3, 69th). A fourth goal for him in three games.

A totally overwhelmed Italian defense

The young Breton talent then leaves his place and passes the baton perfectly, since barely entered, Tairyk Arconte and Alan Virginius offer the fourth goal of the evening for the Blueberries. With a little luck, the twirling striker from Sochaux blew up the Italian lines before serving the striker from Ajaccio, author of a very good call in the back of the defense (4-1, 79th). Les Bleuets even pass very close to 5-1 twice, on a badly negotiated excess counter then a low center which is badly cut by Arconte.

If the score does not particularly reflect the whole meeting, the Bleuets will have managed to completely crack the Italian defense at the end of the match, while counting on the stops of Lienard which allow to maintain the gap. The French U19s will be content with a fine 4-1 victory and confirm their status as favorites to win this Euro.

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