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DEMBELE ON TARGET AGAIN

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CELTIC striker Moussa Dembele was on the mark again for France Under-21s – less than a week after making a goalscoring debut for his country.

The Hoops hitman claimed the third goal in the 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in a European Championship qualifer last night. 

It was the 20-year-old attacker’s second international goal in six days after he volleyed in a stunning strike in his nation’s 5-1 over Georgia on Thursday.

Despite the win over the Northern Irish, the French failed to qualify for the Under-21 Finals.

Dembele and his team-mates were relying on Macedonia slipping up against Scotland. However, Scott Gemmill’s side toppled to a 2-0 defeat.

It’s been a hectic time for the Parkhead youngster since he joined from Fulham for a £500,000 development fee in the summer.

He has netted 12 goals in 17 games, including the perfect hat-trick in the 5-1 demolition of Sevco Rangers and hit another two in the thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw with Manchester City.

Dembele even made the shortlist for the prestigious Golden Boy award – presented to European football’s best Under-21 player.

 
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