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9:10 PM
11/11/20
Stade de France
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Finland
  • LengletVarane
    80'
  • SchüllerPukki
    80'
  • VäisänenArajuuri
    75'
  • ValakariTaylor
    75'
  • DuboisAguilar
    71'
  • NiskanenAlho
    67'
  • KarjalainenKamara
    67'
  • OjalaToivio
    66'
  • PogbaKanté
    57'
  • Ben YedderGriezmann
    57'
  • GiroudMartial
    57'
  • 1st Half
  • France
  • Finland
  • Valakari
    31'
  • Forss
    28'
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France - Finland

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90+4'

FT: France 0-2 Finland. That's it, Finland have a famous win! What a brilliant display from the Finns, who struck twice in three minutes and then defended resolutely to secure a 2-0 victory. France were disappointing, but credit to Finland - that's an impressive display.

90+3' 

Martial tees up Griezmann, who controls brilliantly but then inexplicably shoots wide when a goal appeared likely.

90+2' 

Nice feet from Griezmann, but his subsequent shot is blocked.

90+1'

Four added minutes.

89' 

Martial can't quite get the ball out from under his feet - back to goal, 18 yards out - and by the time he does and shoots, the goalkeeper is in position to tip over. No corner given, though, to Martial's annoyance.

89' 

The TV director cuts to Mpabbe on his phone.

88' 

Sissoko plays a one-two with Griezmann, except the reverse pass goes astray,

85' 

Just five more minutes for Finland to hang on, plus stoppage time.

80'

Pukki replaces Schuller, Varane on for Lenglet.

79' 

Martial stands up his marker and chips a pass to Kante, 12 yards from goal, but he volleys wide. Great chance wasted.

77' 

Tough way to make your debut. An empty stadium, losing 2-0.

76' 

Griezmann cannot quite pick out Digne with an ambitious ball to the back post.

75' 

Zouma rises highest from a corner, but heads into the ground and watches the ball bounce over the bar.

75'

Taylor and Arajuuri on for Valakari and the injured Vaisanen.

72' 

Vaisanenn is limping off, so the visitors are going to be forced into anotehr change.

72'

Aguilar of Monaco is on for his debut, replacing Dubois at right-back. Dubois has played quite well to be fair.

70' 

Thuram fashions space to shoot, but cannot beat Joronenn.

69' 

Finland repel a France set piece and look to break, but Kante is there to sweep up.

66'

Now Finland make three changes. Toivio, Alho and Kamara are on for Ojala, Niskanen and Karjalainen.

64' 

Finland go up the other end and win a free-kick, but Ojala is offside when it's sent into the box so a promising opening is wasted.

63' 

Superb work from Niskanen to stop Thuram.

61' 

Sissoko volleys over, but France have stepped it up since the triple change.

59' 

Martial meets a corner at the near post but sees his glancing header blocked.

58' 

Thuram shifts the ball onto his right foot but cannot thread his shot threw a forest of legs.

57'

No messing around from France. Martial, Griezmann and Kante are all on, with Giroud, Ben Yedder and Pogba making way.

56' 

O’Shaughnessy does brilliant to head away a dangerous cross.

55' 

Nzonzi inadvertently heads a Finnish corner safely into Mandanda's arms.

52' 

An overhit Pogba cross sails out of play.

49' 

Valakari again cannot beat the wall, but Finland recycle the ball and fashion a chance for Kauko, but Thuram deflects wide.

48' 

Clever work from Forss wins a set piece roughly 35 yards from goal.

47'

This is the first time France have trailed Finland since 1960.

46' 

France get the second half underway.

45+2' 

HT: France 0-2 Finland. After two well-taken, against-the-run-of-play goals from debutants, Finland lead 2-0. What a story this is at the break! They have been impressive, but France look increasingly annoyed at what has occurred.

45+1' 
45+1'

One added minute.

45' 

Not ideal for France that their right- and left-backs have been their best attackers so far.

44' 

Dubois tees up Digne, but his shot is well blocked.

43' 

A poor touch from Pogba lets the ball go out of play. Les Bleus not a happy bunch right now.

41' 

Finland are keeping their shape well. If they can make it to the interval with a two-goal lead that would be a big psychological boost.

37' 

Valakari does indeed take, but Thuram in the wall helps it behind.

36' 

Valakari fouled, about 30 yards from goal and pretty central. He fancies the free-kick.

35' 

As France look for a response, Giroud heads a cross towards Thuram, who takes it down well, but a Finnish shoulder gets in the way and the ball is soon cleared.

32' 

France look a little stunned, and understandably so.

  • Onni Valakari
    GoalOnni ValakariFinlandGOAL! France 0-2 Finland (Valakari). What a goal! The other Finnish debutant shifts the ball onto his left foot, 25 yards out, and unleashes a fierce shot which arrows into the top corner!
31'

GOAL! France 0-2 Finland (Valakari). What a goal! The other Finnish debutant shifts the ball onto his left foot, 25 yards out, and unleashes a fierce shot which arrows into the top corner!

30' 

A debut goal - just not for the headline debutant.

  • Marcus Forss
    GoalMarcus ForssFinlandGOAL! France 0-1 Finland (Forss). Wow, Finland lead from nowhere! Sissoko loses possession, the visitors spring a counter-attack and Forss is played through, holds of Lenglet and fires past Mandanda.
28'

GOAL! France 0-1 Finland (Forss). Wow, Finland lead from nowhere! Sissoko loses possession, the visitors spring a counter-attack and Forss is played through, holds of Lenglet and fires past Mandanda.

28' 

A busy debut so far, with three decent chances. He'll be please to have been so involved, at least.

26' 

A Digne cross comes all the way to Dubois, but his chest control lets him down. A French goal feels only a matter of time away at the minute.

23' 

Thuram shoots over from right on the edge of the box, having been teed up by Pogba.

22' 

The Finns finally get some rest as Sissoko volleys over from a half-cleared corner.

22' 

Finland clear this time, but France are soon on the attack again and win another corner.

21' 

Thuram wins another corner, Giroud's header comes to Ben Yedder, and his shot is blocked. It'll be another French corner.

17' 

Thuram has another great chance! Dubois picks him out, unmarked, with a cross from deep, but Thuram's side-footed volley is off-target. That was a chance to test your technique, on the volley, and he's visibly furious with himself.

15'

And Thuram then rises highest to head Digne's corner onto the crossbar! It was a powerful header - so close for the debutant.

15' 

Thuram wins a corner as his cross is cut out.

14' 

Pogba and Kauko have a battle in the middle of the park and the Finn wins a free-kick after being caught by a stray arm.

11' 

Digne has go from long range and Joronen catches his swerving effort.

11' 

Les Bleus.

10' 

Finland, with their kit mirroring the national flag, looking quite assured on the ball but struggling to get hold of it.

6' 

Giroud jumps highest to meet a Digne cross, but can't direct the ball goalwards.

5' 

Hamalainen advances on the left and passes to Karjalainen, who gets a shot off but sees it deflected behind.

3' 

Ben Yedder makes a smart run, but Dubois is unable to thread the tough pass through.

2' 

Dubois puts in an early cross, but Joronen claims with relative ease.

1' 

And we're off.

20:09 

There is a moment of applause for Bruno Martini, former France goalkeeper and coach, who passed away aged 58 last month.

20:07 

The teams are out!

20:05 

These two last met in October 2013, when France won 3-0. Giroud is the only player who played that night to start here, although Sissoko, Kurt Zouma and Steve Mandanda were all unused substitutes.

20:01

By contrast, Oliver Giroud has 42.

20:00

Finland's starting line-up have scored only three senior international goals between them.

19:55 

Finland have a dreadful record against France, but this iteration of the national team is different to sides of the past. For one thing, they have qualified for next summer's European Championship - the first major tournament the Finns have ever reached. Can they make history again by avoiding defeat tonight?

19:50 

Warm-ups underway.

19:45

France are 12 games unbeaten and have scored 13 goals in their last four matches.

19:40 

Pogba is likely to play an important role in the plot tonight - even if he doesn't, that in itself will be a massive talking point. He has excelled for France in a deeper role, one which he seemingly does not enjoy playing for Manchester United, but Jamie Carragher has rejected suggestions that the managers he's had at Old Trafford are the problem.

19:35

All eight previous matches between the two sides have ended in French wins.

19:30 

Brentford’s Marcus Forss starts up top for Finland to make his International debut. Onni Valakari, who like Forss is 21, also makes his debut. It’s quite a young side, but this is a friendly after all.FINLAND: Joronen, Vaisanen, Ojala, O’Shaughnessy, Niskanen, Valakari, Schuller, Kauko, Hamalainen, Karjalainen, Forss.

19:25 

Marcus Thuram makes his debut for France. His father Lilian famously won the World Cup alongside French boss Didier Deschamps in 1998. Marcus, 23, scored twice against Real Madrid last month and has been going well in then Bundesliga. He is expected to start on the left of a 4-4-2, with Paul Poga in central midfield and Moussa Sissoko - a Deschamps favourite - on the right.FRANCE: Mandanda, Dubois, Zouma, Lenglet, Digne, Sissoko, Pogba, Nzonzi, Thuram, Giroud, Ben Yedder.

19:20 

First though, here's some of the latest transfer gossip from the continent, including French champions Paris Saint-Germain reportedly weighing up a move for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Video - Ronaldo considering Man Utd return, but Juve want Neymar swap – Euro Papers

01:30
19:15 

Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of world champions France’s friendly versus a much-improved Finland team. Both have been in decent form since international football resumed, and while France are without some big names, their strength in depth is embarrassing. Team news is on the way.