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Jordan Siebatcheu scores late winner for Young Boys in Europa League triumph

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Jordan Siebatcheu was back at it again in front of the net on Thursday. This time, it resulted in a dramatic UEFA Europa League victory.

Siebatcheu bagged a brace, including a late winner, to help give Young Boys the edge in a thrilling 4-3 affair vs. Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the teams’ Round of 32 series. The American-born striker made the difference in the 89th minute of the wild match, pouncing on a rebound from in close and blasting it home.

Siebatcheu, who has only ever represented France internationally at the Under-21 level, had struck 70 minutes earlier in what was his first Europa League start with Young Boys. He scored the second of the Swiss side’s three goals in an impressive first half, but Bayer Leverkusen looked to make it all for naught when when the German club fired back after the break to bring the the game level at 3-3.

Siebatcheu proved the hero with his 10th tally in as many games across all competitions, though, and Young Boys now hold the advantage going into the second leg in Germany on Feb. 25.

The 24-year-old forward, who is on loan from French club Rennes, has been quite hot in front of the net as of late for Young Boys. He has scored all his season tallies since Dec. 19, and done so despite making just eight starts in 27 appearances this campaign.

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  1. They ought to invite him in for the March friendly. He may figure that he’s not good enough to make the French team and come in. He may be good enough to help us. Doesn’t hurt to ask.

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    • agree, I think too many people have been ignoring Jordan cause of his failed run with Rennes but he has had a great season this year. Also scoring a brace against Bayer Leverkusen should catch some eyes

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    • Good points Gary. I got to say, France hasn’t ever been interested in Siebatcheu, but Sarachan got in touch with him in ‘18. Siebatcheu declined because he was trying to make the 1st team with Rennes. Siebatcheu was in an article on a US futbol outlet. Last year, in a interview, he said he would be open to an US invite before he made the move to Young Boys. I don’t think he’ll get any call from GB. If I’m wrong, I’ll be glad! Ya’ boi Zardes has gotten a lot of minutes @ the 9 for GB. Sargent is prolly 2nd, then Nico, Soto, Dike. …then it’s the players equipped for the false 9 (Ferreira). Siebatcheu has been successful in a 2 striker system, rather than the 4-3-3.

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