European masters

Hatters U11s defeat the cream of European footballing talent to take Aarau Masters

Phenomenal Luton Town U11s shocked the footballing world by upstaging European giants and international teams at the Aarau Masters in Switzerland.

Hatters' youngsters remarkably won the competition by beating German powerhouse outfit Bayern Munich 3-2 in front of 3,000 fans at the indoor stadium on Sunday night.

Youth team coach Gregg Broughton said: "It surpassed every expectation. When you have got Manchester United's full academy squad there and they finish ninth in the tournament it shows the level of competition.

"To go there and do that shows the level of the achievement and the boys have done excellently to go there and win it. We went to get experience, and if we had qualified for the second day we would have been delighted. That would have meant finishing in the top 16 which we would have been over the moon with."

A diverse range of teams competed in the competition, including a team from Brazil, national U11 sides from New Zealand and the Ivory Coast and household European names including Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

Luton played 13 games over the two-days tournament and finished second in their qualifying group behind Bayern Munich. But they had to upset much-fancied Brazilian team Clube Nautica Capibaribe to qualify for the second group stage.

Goal difference saw them through the next stage in a group that again included Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Sachsen Leipzig.

In the knockout stages they beat Werder Bremen 3-0, with goals from Frankie Musonda, James Justin and Jamal Lewis, and Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 on the golden goal rule, with strikes from Justin and Lewis, to qualify for the final where the Hatters once again met Bayern Munich.

Town went 1-0 down, but fought back to go 2-1 up, only for the Germans to level.

However, the Hatters were not to be denied and scored the winner with just four seconds left. Cole Da Silva and Jay Da Silva (2) on target for Luton.

Earlier in the trip the squad visited FIFA and met with the organisation's president Sepp Blatter.

Broughton added: "It was just a fantastic experience for everyone involved."

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Luton's triumphant squad was made up of Willem Van Der Schoot, George Murray, Cole Da Silva, Jay Da Silva, Frankie Musonda, Steven Wake, Jack Newland, Jamal Lewis, James Justin and Louis Michel Yamfam.