Camavinga celebrates call-up with fine goal as Rennes wins

August 29, 2020 GMT

PARIS (AP) — Teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga celebrated his call-up to the France squad with a fine goal as Rennes beat Montpellier 2-1 in the French league on Saturday.

The 17-year-old Camavinga swapped passes with left back Faitout Maouassa before feinting past the defense and rifling in a low shot in the 77th minute.

Camavinga could make his France debut in upcoming Nations League qualifiers against Sweden and Croatia early next month.

Rennes took the lead midway through the first half when Montpellier center half Damien Le Tallec diverted Raphinha’s cross into his own net.

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It got worse for the visitors when midfielder Florent Mollet was sent off shortly before halftime.

Rennes winger Martin Terrier was sent off in the 73rd and striker Gaëtan Laborde netted a last-minute consolation for Montpellier.

Later Saturday, coach Patrick Vieira’s Nice plays at Strasbourg.

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