2021 Les Bleuets' qualified in Liechtenstein
By beating Liechtenstein (5-0) on Thursday November 12 in Vaduz, Les Bleuets secured their qualification for the final phase of the UEFA Euro U21 2021.
Les Bleuets' success in Vaduz against Liechtenstein (5-0) led them to qualify for the final phase of the UEFA U21 European Championship (from March 24 to 31 and then from May 31 to June 6 2021, in Hungary and Slovenia), and also a place among the best runners-up.
Coach Sylvain Ripoll's players will finish this qualifying round on Monday November 16th by welcoming Switzerland in Caen (21h00, live on Canal+ Sport), ranked first place in the group and looking for revenge after their defeat in the first leg (3-1).
Missing six players, including Houssem Aouar who was called up to the senior team before having to forfeit, the U-21 team’s Colin Dagba (3rd minute) and Romain Faivre (5th minute) scored tzo goals in the first five minutes.
Benoît Badiashile (17th minute) put them out of action before half-time by leading a goal from Roman Spirig. Their captain Jeff Reine-Adélaïde scored with a free-kick (57th) and Isaac Lihadji (80th) added to the score in the second half, signing off on a success match, synonymous with entry into the final phase.
THE ANALYSIS OF SYLVAIN RIPOLL:
"We had to validate this qualification mathematically, and now we have done so. It was important, this is the second consecutive time that the U21 team has qualified for the final phase of the Euro, which is not insignificant for them and French football. During this match, I very much appreciated the state of mind and the intensity put into play to make the opponents crack quickly. We were able to obtain the results we needed sometimes in distant countries, which is never easy. Today, we placed second with more points than the group leaders and other qualified teams, but this is not an end. We will host Switzerland on Monday to finish first, before the final phase and it will be an approach to obtain the best possible result you can imagine".