Sat, 14/10/23, 13:11
Kingsley Coman books EURO ticket, Mathys Tel shines again
As well as the France, England, Austria, South Korea and Canada senior teams, Mathys Tel and Frans Krätzig were also in action on Friday for their youth teams – and had cause for celebration. fcbayern.com has rounded up all the results of the international break so far for you.
France seal EURO ticket
Last year's World Cup runners-up will definitely be at EURO 2024 in Germany. France beat Netherlands 2-1 in Amsterdam on Friday evening to make it six wins from six in qualifying, with Bayern winger Kingsley Coman playing 71 minutes. Kylian Mbappé netted both goals for Les Bleus, with Quilindschy Hartman improving the scoreline for the hosts late on. While the French have secured their place at next year's tournament, the Dutch – who were without FCB defender Matthijs de Ligt – must wait.
England win without Kane
England won 1-0 in their friendly against Australia at Wembley on Friday night. Captain and Bayern striker Harry Kane was rested along with many other first-team regulars ahead of this Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash against Italy in Group C of EURO qualifying. Australia produced an impressive performance in London and had the majority of the chances, but Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins netted the only goal of the game for the Three Lions after 57 minutes.
Comfortable friendly win for captain Kim
Bayern defender Minjae Kim celebrated a 4-0 win against Tunisia and a clean sheet with his South Korea side on Friday. In front of 59,018 fans at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Kang-in Lee (55', 57') of Paris Saint-Germain, an own goal by Tunisia's Yassine Meriah (66') and a strike from Ui-jo Hwang (90'+1) of Norwich City provided the goals. Kim, who captained the team, played the full 90 minutes and set up the own goal by flicking on a corner. Ex-Bayern coach Jürgen Klinsmann's side particularly impressed in the second half.
Austria lose despite Laimer goal
The sellout crowd at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna witnessed an entertaining encounter on Friday evening. Austria went down 3-2 at home to Belgium in front of 47,000 fans, which secured the visitors' ticket for Germany. Bayern's Konrad Laimer led out Ralf Rangnick's side as captain, played 90 minutes and scored in the 72nd minute with a fine piece of individual play.
Belgium had taken a 3-0 lead thanks to a Dodi Lukébakio brace (12', 55') and Romelu Lukaku's 58th-minute goal, but the hosts got back into the game through Laimer and Marcel Sabitzer's penalty (84'). They couldn't complete the comeback, though. Despite the defeat, Austria can clinch a third successive EURO qualification against Azerbaijan in Baku on Monday.
Japan leave Canada no chance
Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies suffered a 4-1 loss in Canada's friendly against Japan. Ao Tanaka (2', 49') of Fortuna Düsseldorf and Keito Nakamura (42') were the scorers for the Samurai Blue in front of 37,125 spectators at the Denka Big Swan Stadium in Niigata, with the other goal coming from Davies himself, who scored an unfortunate own goal past Canada keeper Milan Borjan. David Hoilett (89') netted the late consolation for the North Americans.
Tel impresses on U21 debut
Mathys Tel carried his excellent form for Bayern into his debut for the French U21 side. The 18-year-old striker was brought on by coach Thierry Henry in the 77th minute of the European Championship qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina with the score at 1-1, and laid on the winning goal for Arnaud Kalimuendo in stoppage time. Admir Bristric (28') had earlier put Bosnia in the lead, which Rayan Cherki (32') quickly cancelled out.
Krätzig helps in Germany U20 success
The German U20 team were 2-1 winners over Portugal in Leiria. Keke Topp (50') and Mika Baur (86') were on the scoresheet for Hannes Wolf's charges, either side of Martim Marques' equaliser for the hosts. Bayern youngster Frans Krätzig came on in the 73rd minute and helped to see out the win in front of a crowd of 450.
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