Alejandro Garnacho scores for Argentina U20 in 1-0 win vs. Panama at Toulon tournament


Alejandro Garnacho scored for the Argentina U20 team in their 1-0 win vs. Panama in the Toulon tournament.

Garnacho scored his first goal for Argentina in the win with Matias Soule providing a great assist. Javier Mascherano and the U20 team are first in the group as it is now two wins out of two.

Matias Soule with a great through ball in to Garnacho as his effort beat the goalkeeper. Here was the starting eleven:

Francisco Gomez
Brian Aguilar
Lautaro Di Lollo
Nahuel Genez
Julian Aude
Maximiliano Gonzalez
Gino Infantino
Facundo Buonanotte
Matias Soule
Santiago Castro
Alejandro Garnacho

Javier Mascherano brought Mateo Sanabria in for Facundo Buonanotte. Nicolas Palavecino and Luka Romero were brought in for Alejandro Garnacho and Santiago Castro.

Mascherano made two more changes. Francisco Marco and Tiago Geralnik were substituted in for Julian Aude and Matias Soule.

Argentina top Group A with six points and play hosts France on Saturday.


  1. Italy XI vs Argentina:

    Donnarruma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Barella; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Raspadori.

  2. Argentina XI vs Italy:

    Martínez: Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Guido Rodríguez; Messi, Dybala, Di María; Lautaro Martínez.

  3. France the tournament favorite leads Saudi Arabia 5-0. Their final game is against us.

    This tournament has a unique way to make the final four. 3 group champions and the best runner up among the 3 groups.

    So we can’t afford to rest everyone knowing that a loss against France would make us runner up and there is no guarantee that being a runner up, we will make the semi final (as only the best runner up in all 3 groups will make it).

    France is really strong. Let’s hope we will use our best line up against them.

  4. If anybody remembers Copa America 2016, Panama played with the same aggressive style until one of their players was sent off, a bunch of yellow cards, then they collapsed to lose 5-0.

    They dug their own graves because they had a good chance beating or drawing with Chile, and take the second spot in the group but they faced Chile with half of their team missing because of suspensions and lost. Chile took the second spot, then eventually took the trophy from us.

  5. Franco Carboni has just won Primavera u19 cup with Inter and now already joins with Argentina team in Toulon. He and his brother Valentino should be ready for the France game.

  6. Garnacho undoubtedly poster boy and headline grabber, next superstar in making after Maradona & Messi

  7. Garnacho definetely modern hybrid type of player. Great top speed with powerful finish.

    However like most strikers of his age, he tries to take on the defenders on his own too many times. What a pass by Soule aswell. Spain and Italy wont be thrill lol

    • Spain already have fati playing same role. But he always get injured… Currently we dont have anyone who plays that rule…

    • Just like the young CR7. Always take on his defenders. The defenders who mark him have only 2 choices: Stop him or be humiliated by him. I like that. It is rare to see our players have such trait. Messi and Di Maria used to be like that.

  8. Lanús’ midfielder (18) Maxi González was the player who completed most passes [37] and won the most fouls [3] against Panama. Cherry on the top,
    adds that he was the player who impressed Messi the most while watching the U-20 team’s training sessions

  9. Insigne is injured too, no Chiesa, no Immobile, no Berardi or Insigne, no Zaniolo. Pellegrini, Scamacca, Raspadori, Belotti or Bernardeschi will play. Not much worse.

    • I think they are not injured. That many players can’t be injured suddenly. I think italy is not taking this match seriously. If they were qualified for wc the situation could have been different. Not ideal for our preparation for wc. A strong Italian side could have pushed us and show us our deficiencies.

      • Mr. Anuparno Italy is taking the match very very seriously and they focus on future and pellegrini, scamacca, raspadori are best performer of the Italian Seria A and many big club in Italy are desperate to sign them. So please don’t underestimate them…

    • I think Italy still has a chip on their shoulder and would want to prove a point. Pellegrini, Scamacca, Raspadori are decent players too. Mancini said that they want to focus on the new generation which is understandable, although still starting Bonucci and Chiellini is a bit inconsistent with that idea.

    • Realistically , his first senior tournament would be the next Copa America. The WC is too close already and he never played with the senior guys, very slim chance he’s going to make it especially there’s already Alvarez who scored in last qualifier game.

  10. Garnacho should be picked in 26 man squad for qatar wc. He maybe promoted to manu senior team this year. We don’t have this amount of speed in the squad

    • I think Garnacho first lead Argentina U20 before making into senior team, directly into world cup squad doesn’t make sense even it’s 26 men.

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