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Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

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81′ Substitution Florian Thauvin Thomas Lemar

Victor Rodríguez

Joan Cervós

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

81′ Substitution Joan Cervós Víctor Rodríguez Soria

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

81′ Yellow card Paul Pogba

79′ The pace of the game has slowed now as we approach the final 10 minutes.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

77′ Zouma looks bewildered as he’s shown a yellow card despite Mendy being the one to commit the foul. 

76′ There’s an embarrassing moment for Mbappe as he drives down the left, throwing stepovers in before tripping on the ball! 

75′ Pogba looks long as he tries to release Thauvin in behind with a clever lob, but he overhits it and it goes behind for a goal-kick. The midfielder looks frustrated with himself.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

73′ Ben Yedder now makes way for Giroud up front as Deschamps makes his second change of the night.

71′ OVER! Pogba lines up an ambitious attempt from distance but gets under it and lifts it high over the bar.

69′ Lenglet’s low, curled passes out to Mbappe on the left appears to be a regular facet of their build-up play. France have usually got more men over on the right, opening up space for the PSG star to attack.

67′ CHANCE! From that save, France break and Thauvin plays a lovely outside-of-the-foot pass to Mbappe on the left, but his cut inside is hesitant and too obvious, and the ball is lost.

66′ SAVE! Zouma gives away a free-kick just outside the right corner of the box and Cervos curls audaciously at goal, but Lloris holds on! 

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

64′ NDombele is replaced after failing to recover from a knock sustained as he was tackled a few minutes ago. Sissoko comes on in midfield.

62′ SAVE! Griezmann then strikes a sweet effort from distance towards the bottom corner that Gomes fumbles, but eventually gathers at the second attempt.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

60′ GOAL! Zouma makes it four! The cross is fired in at pace and the hulking centre-back rises highest to meet it. It ricochets around and ends up on the line at his feet, before he taps in to finish the job! It’s 4-0 to France!

59′ Mendy produces some lovely skill on the left and fires a low ball across the face of goal that is turned behind for a corner. 

Jordi Rubio

Alexandre Martinez

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

58′ Martinez is replaced by Gomez in Koldo Alvarez’s first change of the night.

57′ WIDE! Pogba drills a low effort at goal that takes a little nick on the way through and fizzes just past the far post, before Mbappe heads wide from the resulting corner.

55′ MISS! Thauvin should be grabbing his second of the night, as some very hesitant defending of a long ball sees him get to it ahead of everyone, but he fires wide from inside the box when he really should have scored!

54′ Mendy swings a cross into the near post for Ben Yedder, who can’t take it under and Gomes darts out to smother the loose ball.

52′ France craft an intricate move down the left that sees Mbappe skip past his man, but the defender gets just enough of a touch on the ball to send it behind for a corner.

50′ SAVE! After a long spell of possession, Thauvin picks Griezmann out in the middle with an accurate, lofted cross, but his header lacks power and Gomes saves from close-range! 

48′ Griezmann drifts out to the left and swings a cross in towards the back post with his right foot, but Thauvin can’t quite keep it in play.

46′ We’re off again for the second half!

Andorra could be much further behind than they are, in truth. Their lack of quality is not something they can rectify easily, but they have been punished for an approach that has been naive at times, leaving far too much space for the likes of Mbappe to run into. If they don’t tighten up, France could rack up an embarrassing scoreline.

There goes the half-time whistle! It’s been pretty much one-way traffic, as expected, and France look very comfortable. Mbappe dinked home an early opener before Ben Yedder converted from close range, and Thauvin added the gloss with a bicycle kick on the stroke of half-time! It’s 3-0 to France at the break.

45′ + 2′ HALF-TIME: ANDORRA 0-3 FRANCE

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

45′ + 1′ Mbappe had his back to goal and the ball was bouncing awkwardly, but he showed great skill to hook it over his shoulder and set up a magnificent finish!

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

45′ + 1′ GOAL!!! WHAT A GOAL! Thauvin adds the third and what a finish this is! Mbappe hooks a cross over his shoulder to the back post and Thauvin contorts his body to fire a bicycle kick into the top corner of the net! It’s 3-0 to France and in some style too!

45′ SAVE! Mbappe thumps a low strike from distance but catches it really well and the goalkeeper does well to keep it out and hold on. 

44′ France are completely controlling the tempo of the game. They’re slowing it down to walking pace before suddenly ramping it up as they attack.

42′ Mbappe and Griezmann have developed a wonderful understanding and they exchange passes at great speed, but the final ball releasing Mbappe into the box is intercepted well. That would have been some goal.

40′ France are just stroking it across their back four – stationed on the halfway line – and waiting for gaps to appear. It’s all too easy for the world champions.

38′ WIDE! Thauvin cuts in from the right and curls a left-footed cross into the middle. Mbappe attacks it but he’s arriving from an angle and he directs his effort well off-target. Dubois had ghosted into the middle and was in a better position, but there aren’t too many complaints from the full-back.

36′ CHANCE! It had to be a third for France! Some lovely football from Les Bleus as Griezmann slid Mbappe in on the left with a clever reverse pass, before the Paris Saint-Germain forward fizzed it across goal for a tap-in at the back post. Thauvin just can’t quite get his foot to it though, and the chance goes begging!

34′ Andorra certainly can’t be criticised for setting up negatively. Whenever they have the ball – which isn’t all that often – they do commit numbers forward in the hope of scoring themselves.

32′ It’s simply wave after wave of France attacks and Andorra earn a breather as Thauvin gives a foul away while battling for possession.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

30′ GOAL! Ben Yedder makes it 2-0! Pogba lofts a wonderful pass towards Griezmann that is headed only as far as Thauvin in the box, who can square to Ben Yedder to fire in off the goalkeeper! The shot was straight at him, though, and he really ought to have done a little better.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

30′ Thauvin gets the assist but he was fortunate that the half-clearance from Pogba’s long pass fell kindly for him.

27′ It’s very easy for France to stroke the ball around – casual, almost – before Dubois’ fizzed, low cross spins off a defender for a corner.

25′ France work the ball into the wide areas but a loose pass from Dubois to Thauvin sees the attack break down. That will afford Andorra some rare respite.

23′ Dubois gets to the byline and fires a cross to the near post that Gomes beats behind for a corner! Thauvin isn’t happy that he wasn’t fed the cut-back.

21′ CHANCE! A lovely move sees Griezmann set up inside the box to finish, but his first touch is a little heavy and the keeper comes out to gather! 

20′ Thauvin whips in a dangerous cross from the right but it’s just about smuggled away by a desperate Andorra defence.

18′ Andorra don’t seem to know whether to push high or drop deep and have seemignly taken to alternating the two. When they do play a high line, they look incredibly exposed.

16′ WIDE! Cervos hits a dropping ball on the volley from the left but he slices it well wide of the target. Not an easy technique to pull off.

14′ OVER! Griezmann digs a cross out from the byline and Mbappe tries to get his second, but he can’t get any power on the header and it loops just over the bar and onto the roof of the net!

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

11′ Gomez picks up a booking in the aftermath of the goal for a clumsy foul that left Ndombele on the deck needing some treatment.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

11′ Griezmann’s first-time ball out to the left required great vision and deft technique, but he made it look so easy.

Andorra v France Live Commentary & Result, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

11′ GOAL!! France lead! Having just looked comfortable in a low block, Andorra inexplicably open up again to attack and lose possession, with Griezmann feeding Mbappe down the left and the young forward races past his man and lobs effortlessly over the onrushing Gomes! It’s 1-0 to France!

10′ Andorra have barely touched the ball but they’re defending better now, hunting in packs and denying France space to work in in the final third.

8′ Andorra have steadied the ship after a very shaky start and have retreated into a more compact shape.

6′ MISS! Following a corner, Ben Yedder gets an effort away at goal from close range on the left side of the six-yard box, but can only fire past the post! France really should be ahead after all these early chances.

5′ WIDE! France threaten from another corner and this time Pogba meets it with his head in the centre of the area but can only nod wide of goal! 

4′ OVER! Zouma rises highest to meet the corner but gets under the ball and can only head over the bar!

3′ SAVE! There’s an early opening for Griezmann as he chests a bouncing ball into his path before striking a low shot that Gomes beats away from the bottom corner!

2′ Coman was due to start, but an injury in the warm-up causes a late reshuffle, with Mbappe going out to the left wing and Ben Yedder starting up front

1′ We’re underway for the first half!

Andorra start the night as one of four sides that sit bottom of their group without scoring a goal, alongside Gibraltar, San Marino and Lichtenstein.

Didier Deschamps makes seven changes to his starting line-up after France’s miserable showing in Turkey. Giroud, Matuidi, Sissoko, Digne, Umtiti, Varane and Pavard all drop to the bench, with Kingsley Coman, Thauvin, Ndombele, Mendy, Zouma and Dubois coming into the side. Barcelona centre-back Lenglet also starts, making his senior international debut. 

France substitutes: Mike Maignan, Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Olivier Giroud, Samuel Umtiti, Moussa Sissoko, Lucas Digne, Thomas Lemar, Alphonse Areola, Blaise Matuidi

France XI (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Leo Dubois, Kurt Zouma, Clement Lenglet, Ferland Mendy; Tanguy Ndombele, Paul Pogba; Florian Thauvin, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe; Wissam Ben Yedder

Andorra substitutes: Juli Sanchez, Emili Garcia, Jordi Rubio, Ferran Pol, Ludovic Clemente, Víctor Rodriguez, Marc Garcia, Aaron Sanchez, Sergio Moreno

Andorra XI (4-4-2): Josep Gomes; Jesus Rubio, Max Llovera, Ildefons Lima, Moises San Nicolas; Alexandre Martinez, Marc Rebes, Marc Vales, Joan Cervos; Jordi Alaez, Marcio Vieira

However, the world champions will still be confident of getting back to winning ways tonight. Bottom-of-the-group Andorra endured their third successive defeat from three qualification games at the hands of 10-man Moldova last time out and still have yet to score.

France suffered a shock loss to Turkey in their last match, slumping to a 2-0 defeat and producing a woeful performance despite their star-studded line-up.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Euro 2020 Qualifying Group H fixture between Andorra and France at the Estadi Nacional d’Andorra.



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