Hey there guys!
Just wanted to inform you about a tournament that was held in Monthey(Switzerland) for players under the age of 20.
There were 8 participating team throughout Europe:
Olympique de Marseille(France)
Real Sporting de Gijon(Spain)
Racing Santander(Spain), Juventus were the one's who should have played but they had to cancel out.
I only know Prishtinas result in the group stage, where the clinched the 2:nd spot after Loosing 1-4 in the game against Feyenoord, then drawing 1-1 against Monthey before beating Benfica with 2-0 in the final match taking them trough to the semifinals. There they met Sporting Gijon and won with 1-0.
Anyways, here is the so called "final rewiew" of the tournament. Had to translate it at freetranslation.com because i can't speak French
Feyenoord, 21 years after the PSV Eindhoven
Feyenoord, magnificent and logical conqueror of a 35th magnificent edition. More of 3'500 spectators to the Municipal Stadium
The Dutch one won the 35th International Tournament of Soccer of Monthey and succeeds therefore to the olympic one of Marseilles. The Dutch one that inscrivent for the first time their name on the Tournament of the City of Monthey, won easily the final one of the TIFM in front of more of 3'500 spectators. Beaten 4-0, the KF Prishtina nevertheless will have been a valauble opponent. But facing the immense collective mastery of the Dutch one, they do not n'eurent hope that in the first quarter of hour.
Jostled at the beginning of meets, Feyenoord never will have lost the check of the game. Once it « machines » some places, the Dutch one regulated meets it at their way. By two very times in first mi-temps, they parvinrent to cheat the defense of Prishtina, by the better player of tournament, Harbuzi. Checked the Kosovars benficient nevertheless of two bullets of 2-1 before the pause, without success.
In the final others of the day, the Sporting Gijon, Spain champion junior 2004, auctioned itself the small final one at the end of an encounter twitching and of high level facing the om (5-3). As for the FC Monthey, it showed once again by far courage. Without never closed the game, the Montheysans attempted crânement their luck facing one of the all better junior team of Spain. In second period, Asani, Saljihu and Fernandez itself créèrent of multiples occasions. Alone Fernandez will succeed cheating the Spanish custodian.
THE big disappointment of tournament will remain the very 7th modest row of the SL Benfica. Certainly lectured by their leaders, the Portuguese one inflicted a true correction to the young hopes Sédunois (9-0). Psychologically absent and certainly affected knowledge that their future will not be in Great League the next year, the protected from Patrice Favre finish at a 8th row that does not correspond to this that they showed during this 35th one.
Results Final 7:th-8:th FC Sion – SL Benefica 0-9 (0-7)
Final 5:th-6:th Racing Santander – FC Monthey 4-1 (2-0)
Final 3:rd-4:th Sporting Gijon – Olympic of Marseilles 5-3 (2-2)
Final 1:st-2:nd Feyenoord Rotterdam – KF Prishtina 4-0
(2-2) Fortunately Labinot scored 2 goals here...
1. Feyenoord Rotterdam
2. KF Prishtina
3. Sporting Gijon
4. Olympic of Marseilles
5. Racing Santander
6. FC Monthey
7. SL Benfica
8. FC Sion
Best player: Labinot Harbuzi (Feyenoord, no 6)
Best goalkeeper: Alberto Benito Iglesias (Sporting Gijon) Best kicker: Tiago Santos (Benfica, 6 goals)
Best attack: SL Benfica (12 goals)
Fair-play: FC Monthey
Goalkeeper: Alberto Benito Iglesias (Sporting Gijon)
Defenders: Aito Fernadez Lopez (Santander, no 4), Mark van den Boogart (Feyenoord, n0 3), Yvan Marcano Sierra (Santander, no 10), Ard van Peppen (Feyenoord, no 5)
Midfielders: Bardhyl Kaqiu (Prishtina, no 10), Labinot Harbuzi (Feyenoord, no 6), Joep van den Ouweland (Feyenoord, no 19), Jonathan Iglesias (Sporting Gijon, no11)
Attacking: Felicio Jardom (Feyenoord, no 10), Brice Uras (O. Marseilles, no 9)