Malick Thiaw on the scoresheet for Germany U21s

Two S04 players, Malick Thiaw and Yaroslav Mikhailov, were successful on international duty on Tuesday (16/11). Ko Itakura’s Japan side also won their World Cup qualifier, though he didn’t feature.

Malick Thiaw jubelt mit der U21

Germany U21s found the perfect response to their heavy 4-0 defeat to Poland last week by beating San Marino by the same scoreline.

The opening goal in Ingolstadt was scored by S04’s Malick Thiaw. The defender, who played the full game, headed in from a Jamie Leweling cross (14’). It was his second goal in his sixth game for the U21s. The other goals came from 1. FC Nürnberg’s Erik Shuranov (15’), 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Jonathan Burkardt (34’) and 1. FC Köln’s Jan Thielmann (62’). After this victory, Antonio Di Salvo’s side are now top ahead of Israel in Group B of their EUROs qualifying group.

Mikhailov wins again

Russia U19s and Yaroslav Mikhailov ran out 5-0 winners against the Faroe Islands to keep up their 100% record in Group 2 of their qualification campaign for the European Championship. The Schalke midfielder came off the bench after 70 minutes and assisted the third goal nine minutes later for Sergei Pinyaev, who also netted prior to that (71’). Russia’s other goalscorers were Eduard Bagrintsev (5’), Yaroslav Gladyshev (84’) and Ivan Savitskiy (94’).

Mikhailov therefore featured in all three of Russia’s games during this international break, even starting the two previous matches, playing the full 90 minutes against Greece (1-0), and coming off with five minutes to play against Germany (3-1). They had already booked their place in the elite round, to be played in early 2022, before the Faroe Islands game.

Japan move up to second

Ko Itakura didn’t feature for Japan in their 1-0 away win against Oman. The only goal of the day was scored by KRC Genk’s Junya Ito (81’). With six of their 10 games now played in Group B, Japan are now second thanks to this win and Australia’s draw against China. The top two in the group will directly qualify for Qatar 2022, while third place will reach the play-offs.

Germany U20s draw 1-1 in Portugal

Mehmet Can Aydin also wasn’t involved in the latest round of fixtures. Germany U20s drew 1-1 in Portugal on Monday (15/11). Köln’s Tim Lemperle (86’) cancelled out Mathys Jean-Marie’s opener (56’) in Leiria.


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