Bryan Mbeumo had an evening to remember as he returned to Troyes for his full France Under-21 debut on Monday night.
Back at the Stade de l'Aube for the first time since his summer move, Bryan laid France's opener on a plate for Celtic striker Odsonne Édouard; that goal coming shortly after Patrik Zitny had given the Czech Republic the lead. It was Bryan’s turn ten minutes after the break as he swept home from close range. Édouard then made the game safe midway through the second-half. Bryan was earning his second Under-21 cap and already has a goal and two assists to his name at this level for his nation.
Also in action on Monday night was Patrik Gunnarsson as he played all of Iceland Under-21's 6-1 victory over Armenia in European Championship Qualifying. The hosts scored three goals in each half at the Víkingsvöllur to keep up their perfect start in Group A. The appearance was Patrik’s fourth at Under-21 level to add to a further 16 caps at younger age groups.
Elsewhere, Saïd Benrahma was an unused substitute as a late Islam Slimani penalty secured a 1-0 friendly victory for Algeria over Benin in Algiers. Ellery Balcombe also watched on as Phil Foden’s double wrapped up Qualifying victory for England’s Under-21s against Kosovo at the KC Stadium.