England ends 20-year drought in U-20 World Cup
ENGLAND 3, ARGENTINA 0
England defeated six-time champion Argentina, 3-0, in South Korea on Saturday for its first win at the Under-20 World Cup in 20 years.
An Argentine was sent off in the second half of the Group A match after video review was used for the second time in a FIFA tournament, following the 2016 Club World Cup.
England had been winless in its last 17 games in the tournament, dating from 1997. But a first-half strike from Dominic CalvertLewin followed by Adam Armstrong’s score suggested the dismal record could come to an end in Jeonju.
Argentina, one of the tournament favorites, was on top for lengthy periods but was unable to match the clinical finishing of the English.
With 15 minutes remaining, referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan stopped play to review a pitchside video of an overlooked incident. The official showed a red card to substitute Lautaro Martinez for an apparent elbow on England defender Fikayo Tomori.
In injury time, Dominic Solanke made it 3-0 from the penalty spot.
In the other group game on the opening day, South Korea defeated Guinea, 3-0.
In Group B, Venezuela defeated Germany, 2-0, with two goals in the space of three second-half minutes and Mexico needed an injury-time goal to defeat Vanuatu, 3-2.
Hamburger SV survives
Luca Waldschmidt scored one day after his 21st birthday for Hamburger SV to clinch Bundesliga survival with a late 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on the final day of the season.
Filip Kostic, who dragged Hamburg level, crossed for Waldschmidt to head the home side’s winner with two minutes remaining, leaving Wolfsburg to fight relegation.
“We were dead, and we fought back,” said Hamburg Coach Markus Gisdol, who was soaked in beer from the celebrations.
Elsewhere, Weston McKennie of the United States made his first professional appearance as he came on as a substitute in the 77th minute in Schalke’s Bundesliga finale.
The 18-year-old replaced Donis Avdijaj in Schalke’s 1-1 draw vs. Ingolstadt. McKennie is a midfielder from Little Elm, Texas, and joined Schalke in August 2016.
FRANCE: Monaco celebrated its French league title by beating Rennes, 3-2, in Paris for a 12th straight win, finishing the season eight points clear of deposed champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Monaco scored in its last 32 league games to set a single-season record. It scored 107 league goals — five more than PSG’s total last season — and 158 overall.
ITALY: Roma kept its faint Serie A title hopes alive with a 5-3 win at Chievo Verona in the penultimate round.
Roma had to twice come from behind in Verona to earn a club record seventh consecutive away victory.
Roma moved to within one point of Juventus, which can wrap up an unprecedented sixth successive Serie A title with a victory against relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday at home.
SPAIN: Sevilla routed Osasuna, 5-0, in what Coach Jorge Sampaoli hoped was his last match for the Spanish side before he takes over as the coach of Argentina.
Sampaoli announced Friday that the Argentine Football Association would meet with Sevilla to secure his release from the last year of his contract.
Almiron hat trick lifts Atlanta
After the start was delayed for 55 minutes by lightning, Miguel Almiron produced fireworks of his own, scoring three goals to lift expansion Atlanta United FC past the host Houston Dynamo, 4-1.
IMPACT 4, TIMBERS 1: Ignacio Piatti scored twice to become visiting Montreal’s career MLS goals leader.
SOUNDERS 1, REAL SALT LAKE 0: Harry Shipp scored on a hard shot that was deflected into the goal, and visiting Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak.
WHITECAPS 2, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0: Cristian Techera smashed a left-footed volley past goalkeeper Tim Melia in the 40th minute for visiting Vancouver, and Tim Parker scored in the 67 th minute.
UNION 2, RAPIDS 1: Haris Medunjanin sent a free kick from outside the box over Colorado’s wall and past goalkeeper Tim Howard, and visiting Philadelphia set a team record with its fourth straight victory.
EARTHQUAKES 1, FC DALLAS 0: Jahmir Hyka scored on a spectacular move in the 81st minute, and host San Jose handed Dallas its first loss of the season.
England’s Adam Armstrong, left, kicks the ball to score Saturday as Argentina’s Juan Foyth defends.