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Bryan Mbeumo stars off the bench on France U21 debut

Catch up with our youth internationals in action on Thursday

6 September 2019

Bryan Mbeumo made a huge impact off the bench last night on his France Under-21s debut while Jan Zamburek suffered defeat on his Czech Republic Under-19 bow.

Bryan was introduced by Sylvain Ripoll with 25 minutes to play as Les Bleuets led Albania thanks to Amine Gouiri's first-half penalty in Amiens. It took Bryan just 12 minutes to announce himself on the game, sending in the cross from which Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard doubled the French advantage. Edouard grabbed his second with a minute to play before Bryan's injury-time corner was helped on to Dan-Axel Zagadou to add a fourth. 

Next up for Bryan and the French Under-21s is a game against Czech Republic on Monday at Bryan's old stomping ground, Troyes.  

In Friborg, Jan Zamburek started but couldn't prevent the Czech Republic falling to a 2-0 defeat against hosts Switzerland. A series of fortunate rebounds opened up space for Bledian Krasniqi to fire The Swiss ahead a minute into the second-half. Felix Mambimbi doubled the advantage from the penalty spot ten minutes later as the hosts took a deserved victory. Jan and his teammates head to Belgium next for a game on Tuesday. 

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