Andorra v France Match Report, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

Andorra v France Match Report, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

Andorra 0 France 4: Mbappe combines 100 club as four-star Les Bleus run riot

France transferred back into the top of Group H since Kylian Mbappe scored one and set up a second at a uncontrolled 4-0 win over minnows Andorra.

Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th career goal since France bounced back from their defeat at Turkey by beating Andorra 4-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group H.

France made the excursion south of the boundary on the trunk of slipping to their second defeat since March 2018, but made light work of Andorra on Tuesday.

Mbappe’s deft chip got things started early on, together with maiden foreign goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Florian Thauvin placing France 3-0 up by half-time.

Kurt Zouma obtained in on the action midway through the second half as — with Turkey losing 2-1 to Iceland — France transferred back into the top of Group H in fashion.

France wasted little time in taking the initiative, rushing forward indoors 11 moments when Antoine Griezmann played a perfectly weighted pass to Mbappe, that made no mistake with a sublime lob to the corner.

Ben Yedder had drilled into the side netting before Mbappe’s opener, but found the goal at the 30th moment, together with Josep Gomes Struggling to maintain the Sevilla striker’s first time effort outside.

France had yet another in first-half injury-time — Mbappe lifting a great cross to the back post where Thauvin had been on hands to complete acrobatically.

Griezmann must have left it four after the restart, but led a tame header directly in Gomes, until Thauvin turned yet another beautiful Mbappe delivery broad.

Zouma revealed no such profligacy on the hourbundling house at the second attempt after his first header was spared.

Mbappe must have left it five with a close-range header in stoppage time, although his overlook did little to increase Andorra’s spirits as they slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat without scoring.

What exactly does it imply? Les Bleus rear on monitor

Saturday’s defeat to Turkey served as a stark reminder for France which they weren’t able to escape qualifying.

Didier Deschamps’ side were never going to fight against Andorra, but revealed no complacency at a thorough functionality that more than made up for their dismal display in Turkey.

Century upward for Mbappe

Mbappe fought against Turkey, but he awakened yet another magnificent season off in style out this time, reaching the landmark of 100 career goals in only his 180th look at senior level. 

Griezmann neglects to get on the action

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Griezmann teed up Mbappe’s opener, but lacked his customary optimism in front of goal, failing to link properly with a hit in the opening phases, in addition to missing a golden opportunity to get himself on that the scoresheet early in the second half.

What is next?

France host Albania on September 7 within their fifth qualifier, while Andorra traveling to Turkey.

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