Alejandro Garnacho scores twice for Argentina U20 in 6-2 loss vs. France


Alejandro Garnacho scored twice for the Argentina U20 team in their 6-2 loss vs. France.

Garnacho has now scored Argentina’s last three matches at the Toulon tournament, as he scored twice on Saturday. It was a match to forget for Javier Mascherano and his U20 team. After winning their opening two matches, the team now find themselves second in the group with six points.

With France leading 5-0, Argentina were awarded a free kick and it was Alejandro Garnacho who would take it. A very well placed free kick by the Argentine as he scored to put Argentina on the scoresheet.

France, who had players born in 2001 and 2002, would score another and at 6-1, Mascherano’s team were awarded a penalty with Garnacho taking it and scoring.

Javier Mascherano’s team now have to wait for the other matches to see if they qualify for the semi finals and who their opponents would be in that match. Mascherano started these players:

Francisco Gomez
Brian Aguilar
Lautaro Di Lollo
Nahuel Genez
Franco Carboni
Maximiliano Gonzalez
Gino Infantino
Matías Soulé
Mateo Sanabria
Luka Romero
Alejandro Garnacho

Argentina had players born in 2003 and 2004, a team younger than the team France brought to the tournament.


  1. We should have someone more experienced as a manager at this level. Someone like Pekerman. If the next level is not prepared well, then we cannot dream of another WC.

  2. I think I would prefer Mascherano coaching elsewhere than the U20. This is way too important of a position for a guy with zero managerial experience. Remarkable how strange it is he got the job.

    • ”Remarkable how strange it is he got the job.” Thatbis a very good point indeed as i’m wondering what was the point of hiring an unexperienced coach by AFA to coach Arg’s nearest future as i allmost consider this job as important as senior team, though offcourse obviously the U20 players do need TaKe individually the next and final step to become senior team players and ofccourse it is obvious too that not all of them will make it and deffenetly not with Mascherano as AFA needs to hire someone way more experienced coach to manage the U20!

  3. Garnacho no doubt is a rising star. “Discovering the football stars for tomorrow”. A good lesson for Mascherano and N/T. France is 2 step in front, never underestimate the opponents..

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