Leeds United teenager Leo Hjelde makes instant impact for Norway under-21s as Illan Meslier stars for young French side

Eighteen-year-old Leeds United defender Leo Hjelde made an instant impact for Norway under-21s on a busy day of Tuesday internationals for Whites youngsters.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 11:05 am

Hjelde is in the Norway under-21s squad for the first time and set up the winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory in Azerbaijan in a Euros Under-21s Championships qualifier in which he played the full duration of the game.

Hjelde made his debut for Norway's under-21s in Friday's 3-1 victory at home to Finland.

United's no 1 keeper Illan Meslier was also in action on Tuesday, playing the full game for France's under-21s and keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory against hosts North Macedonia.

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INSTANT IMPACT: For Leo Hjelde with Norway's under-21s. Picture by LUFC.

Mateusz Bogusz started for Poland's under-21s in their 5-0 win against Latvia, the midfielder taken off in the 58th minute.

Stuart McKinstry is on the bench for Scotland's under-21s at home to Belgium this evening whilst

Alfie McCalmont played the full match as Northern Ireland under-21s suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Malta whilst Stuart McKintsry was an unused substitute for Scotland under-21s in a 2-0 loss at home to Belgium.

Jeremiah Mullen also started for Scotland's under-19s in a 1-1 draw against Croatia.

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Thank you Laura Collins