Jong Orange is in the semi-finals of the European Championships. Young France, which was considered much stronger in advance, goes home through two goals from Myron Boadu. The winning goal fell in the 93rd minute.
Due to the absence of Noa Lang and Brian Brobbey (injuries), national coach Erwin van de Looi had to puzzle. He eventually chose a vanguard with Justin Kluivert and Myron Boadu, with Calvin Stengs something behind it. At Jong France, the strong duo Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté stood in the back. Both players are moving from club for forty million euros this summer. The French also had Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyon) and Boubakary Soumaré (Lille OSC).
Many predicted a half-inalplace for Young France because the difference in power with Jong Orange would be simply too big, but that seemed to be easy at first. Jong Oranje football was fresh and was resistant to the strength football of Young France. Calvin Stengs recorded the first big chance of the match after eighteen minutes. He played himself handsomely by a subtle ball between the lines of Abdou Harroui, but his shot was changed direction. Not much later he should have put Jong Orange on 1-0 when Tyrell Malacia unlocked him for the goal, but his bet was not strong enough.
After the revival of Jong Orange, Jong France, which had not yet been given a chance, came ahead. The outlaw Upamecano came in from a corner after Stengs lost him. Young Orange lost it for a while, but recovered and got through Justin Kluivert the biggest chance at a goal just before rest.
The first chance after rest was a hit for Jong Orange. A shot from Harroui ended up at the feet of Boadu, who did not think and hit shot. It had a bit of offside, but due to the lack of the VAR it could not be looked at. Even when Jong France had to tap from another keg and couldnt wait anymore, Jong Oranje was certainly not the lesser party. Even though the Van de Looi team did not create any opportunities themselves.
Young France left the chance of a head start right before the final phase. Sven Botman was surprised by Lille-teammate Jonathan Ikoné, but he killed two giant chances. First Perr Schuurs took the ball off the line and the next bet ended up on the pole. For Jong Orange it was a matter of survival until the extension because the pressure from the French was increasing. Just before time, Young France got a big chance, but Aouar headed over.
Everything indicated that Jong Oranje could prepare for an extension of thirty minutes, but goalkeeper Justin Bijlow saw a chance to squeeze out one more attack. He gave the ball to Stengs, who sent Kluivert away. Kluivert gave the ball in turn on Boadu, who put Jong Orange in ecstasy: 2-1. And so a stunt has become reality. Young France, the title candidate, goes home.