Upamecano, Mané and Cancelo score for their national teams
Since the beginning of the week, numerous FC Bayern players have been on international trips. In addition to the French trio Kingsley Coman, Dayot Upamecano and Benjamin Pavard, who met the Netherlands team of Ryan Gravenberch and Daley Blind in a European Championship qualifying duel, Sadio Mané, João Cancelo and Mathys Tel were also in action with their national teams. fcbayern.com summarises how the first international matches went for the German record champions' players.
Cancelo sets Portugal on the road to victory
João Cancelo celebrated a successful start to the European Championship qualifiers with the Portuguese national team on Thursday evening. In the clear 4-0 win against Liechtenstein at the Estádio José Alvalade XXI in Lisbon, the new Bayern signing scored the first goal in the eighth minute of his 43rd international match. The other goals for the 2016 European champions were scored by Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo with a brace. The Munich full-back played the full 90 minutes in qualifying group J.
France record big win over the Netherlands
To start EURO 2024 qualification, World Cup runners-up France celebrated a big 4-0 win over the Netherlands in Group B. At the Stade de France in Paris, the Équipe Tricolore impressed from the start and set course for victory early on with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Bayern defender Dayot Upamecano. Kylian Mbappé later made it 4-0 with a brace. In addition to goalscorer Upamecano, who played the full game, another Munich player, Kingsley Coman, was in the starting XI for the two-time world champions. Benjamin Pavard, on the other hand, was not used in the game against the men in orange. For the Dutch, FCB winter signing Daley Blind came on after 67 minutes, Ryan Gravenberch was an unused sub.
Mané with strong performance in comeback game
Africa's Footballer of the Year 2022 Sadio Mané made a winning return to his national team in a 5-1 success over Mozambique. The Bayern striker was back on the pitch for Senegal at Stade du Senegal in Diamniadio for the first time since injuring his right leg. Mané, who played the full 90 minutes, made it 2-0 in the qualifying win for next year's Africa Cup of Nations. As well as the 30-year-old, Youssof Sabaly, Iliman Ndiaye, Boulaye Dia and Habib Diallo also found the net.
Tel shines as provider
Bayern striker Mathys Tel played with the French U19 national team in a European Championship qualifier on Wednesday. In a meeting with Northern Ireland, the Frenchman shone with the assist for the decisive goal of the day by Wilson Odobert to make it 1-0. Tel played the full game at Stade de la Source in Orléans.