Antoine Griezmann and the Blue curl 2019 on a victory.
The France team has finished the year 2019 by imposing fairly quietly in Albania. A success that offers him the first place in its pool of qualifying for the Euro, but not necessarily the status of the head of a series.
Qualification for Euro 2020 – Stage, groups / Group H
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|8′ C. Tolisso
31′ A. Griezmann
This time, the Blues have not experienced delay in the ignition. Three days after conceding an opening goal as surprising as ridiculous in the face of Moldova (victory 2-1), they are immediately returned to their game, may be kept awake by the electric atmosphere of the new Arena Kombëtare Tirana. It is, moreover, as early as the 9th minute, the one where Vadim Rata was surprised Lenglet and Mandanda last Thursday, the World champions have made the difference in the score, on a powerful head of Corentin Tolisso, although placed at the reception of a free-kick guided to Antoine Griezmann.
By opening the meter base under the shirt hit the cock (19 selections), the middle of the Bayern Munich launched the evening of the first. Some twenty minutes later, this is Leo Dubois, pressing very high up the opposing defense and concluding that its action by a strong center in front of goal, which has issued his first assist in the France team for Griezmann (31st). Available (77 balls touched), fair (82% of successful passes, of which 6 before a shot) and efficient (1 shot, 1 goal), neo-barcelona the fact that it was poorly trusted. In making the break, he has also put an end to a famine of nearly six months (his last goal in the selection was a friendly match against Bolivia on June 2nd).
Giroud mute, Ben Yedder discreet
Income to two lengths of Michel Platini in scoring against Moldova, Olivier Giroud would have also liked to shake the nets of Berisha and climb a little more to the rankings of the best scorers of the Blue. But the former Montpellier, finally holder in the absence of Mbappé, feverish, has stumbled twice on the gatekeeper Albanian (52nd and 64th), before finding her amount right on a beautiful strike curled to the left, which was authorized by a defence decision to reverse a pass laser Griezmann (72nd).
It should also be pointed out this evening in Tirana innovations tactics of Didier Deschamps, who for his hundredth on the bench had put in place a system in 3-5-2 – France has not played well since 2004 – with a hinge Varane-Lenglet-Kimpembe, Mendy and Dubois in the pistons, the pair Tolisso-Sissoko in the middle and Wissam Ben Yedder to accompany Griezmann and Giroud. If the current best scorer of Ligue 1 (9 goals in 11 games with Monaco) remained silent or even discreet (40 balls hit, 0 strikes), the new scheme has satisfied for the solidity of his defence and the activity of its players and corridors. “This is a new scheme which is going rather well”, analyzed Griezmann after the meeting. “Now, we’ll have to see when it will be complete.” A first that, as for Tolisso and Dubois, in call probably others.
|E. Berisha 6K. Dermaku 3B. Djimsiti 5TH. Hysaj 4TH. Lenjani 4K. Gjasula 5K. Qose 4K. Bare 6F. Veseli 3B. Balaj 5R. Manaj 5|
|EntrantsL. Memushaj – 46’W. Roshi – 46’L. Trashi – 82′|
|SortantsK. Qose 46’E. Lenjani 46’E. Hysaj 82′|
|S. Mandanda 6P. Kimpembe 7C. Lenglet 6B. Mendy 5R. Varane 6L. Dubois 7C. Tolisso 7M. Sissoko 5W. Ben Yedder 4A. Griezmann 7O. Giroud 5|
|EntrantsL. Worthy – 75’N. Fekir – 85’B. Pavard – 88′|
|SortantsB. Mendy 75’W. Ben Yedder 85’L. Dubois 88′|