France wins the Maurice-Revello tournament thanks to its victory over Venezuela

Seven years after the band at Presnel Kimpembe, the France U20 team won the Maurice-Revello tournament by winning 2-1 against Venezuela, in Salon-de-Provence. The meeting had however started badly for the men of Bernard Diomede.

From the 8th minute the Blueberries were surprised by the South Americans. Telasco Segovia took advantage of a poor appreciation of the French defense and its goalkeeper Melvin Zinga to open the scoring. The second period was better for Tanguy Kouassi and his partners.

After a breakthrough in the Venezuelan defense, Maghnes Akliouche placed his shot close to the right post to equalize (53rd). The France team then took advantage of its numerical superiority following a second yellow card from Emerson Ruiz (77th) to take a definitive advantage. Served on a touch, Nathanaël Mbuku deceived Samuel Rodriguez with a shot halfway from the entrance to the surface (79th).

This success is the thirteenth of France in the competition. Their striker Sékou Mara finished as the tournament’s top scorer, while Venezuela’s first goal scorer, Telasco Segovia, won the tournament’s best player trophy.


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