Javier Mascherano’s Argentina U20 team have won the COTIF tournament.
Mascherano has won his first trophy as a coach. After having finished fifth in the Toulon tournament in June, Mascherano has won the COTIF tournament following a 4-0 win vs. Uruguay in the final.
The Argentine became coach of the U20 national team in January and in his second tournament, has a winning team. Goals by Agustín Giay, Ignacio Maestro Puch, Brian Aguirre and Lautaro Ovando in the final gave Argentina the 4-0 win.
It was the following XI in the final:
Federico Gomes Gerth
Lautaro Di Lollo
Ignacio Maestro Puch
With 12 minutes remaining and Argentina leading 2-0, Uruguay were awarded a penalty kick. The 18 year old Argentine goalkeeper of Tigres, Federico Gomes Gerth, made the save as he jumped to his bottom left and kept Argentina 2-0 up. Here were Argentina’s matches in the tournament:
Argentina 0 – 0 Rukh Ukraine, group match
Argentina 2 – 0 Valencia, group match
Argentina 1 – 0 UD Alzira. group match
Argentina 2 – 0 Levante UD, semi final
Argentina 2 – 0 Uruguay, final
The entire match can be watched on the AFA Youtube channel.