Nianzou celebrates France's U20 title win in Toulon
FC Bayern defender Tanguy Nianzou won the final of the renowned Maurice Revello tournament in Toulon with France's U20s on Sunday against the Venezuela's U23s 2-1 (0-1). The visitors started aggressively and took a 1-0 lead after just eight minutes through a Telasco Segovia goal. The French team had plenty of chances in the first half, but often lacked the necessary precision.
Venezuela outnumbered in the closing stages
Head coach Bernard Diomède clearly chose the right words at half-time. Nianzou, who played the full 90 minutes, and his team-mates appeared much more confident and scored the long-awaited equaliser through Maghnes Akliouche (53'). In the 77th minute, Venezuela's Emerson Ruíz received a second yellow card after a foul. France seized the opportunity and managed to score the winner in the 80th minute with Nathanaël Mbuku's decisive goal.
With the triumph, France's U20s are now the most successful team with a total of 13 titles. The young Équipe Tricolore last won the tournament in 2015.
The German national team played out a 1-1 draw in Hungary in the Nations League on Saturday: