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France v Andorra Live Commentary, 9/10/19

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3 - 0
FRA
AND
K. Coman (18)
C. Lenglet (52)
W. Ben Yedder (90+1)
Stade de France

Commentary

France end the international break with two wins from two. Their next game is against Iceland in Reykjavik in October - win that and they'll have one foot in the Euro 2020 finals. You wouldn't put it past them now. That's all for now. Goodbye!
France's win lifts them three points above Iceland into second place in Group H. Iceland came from behind twice to lose 4-2 late on in Albania, while Turkey top the group after a comfortable 4-0 win in Moldova.
France secure a comprehensive victory against an Andorra side who were only ever going to be goal fodder. Coman gave his side the lead early on and Griezmann had his penalty saved, but Lenglet and Ben Yedder put the result beyond doubt in the second half. Andorra have been soundly beaten but not humiliated.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: FRANCE 3-0 ANDORRA
90' + 3' Varane has a pop from range again and blooters over. That should be that.
W. Ben Yedder
Goal
France
90' + 1' GOAL! 3-0 FRANCE! France get the convincing-looking victory they deserve. Fekir puts the ball into the six-yard box and Ben Yedder taps it home.
89' Vales recovers quickly enough to take out Fekir as he bears down on goal. Andorra have committed a lot of fouls but they've been more clumsy than dirty.
87' Alaez goes down under pressure from Tolisso. Andorra free-kick. It's lifted into France's box, and Vales fouls Lloris as the keeper punches it away. The defender takes a whack in the face in the process and stays down. He's OK after some treatment. 
Sergi Moreno
Marcio Vieira
Andorra
86' Andorra make their last substitution too. Vieira off. Moreno on.
N. Fekir
K. Coman
France
85' With Giroud lurking behind him, San Nicolas nods a header out for a corner. Before it's taken, Fekir comes on for Coman. His early goal helped France ease to what has long been an inevitable victory.
82' Griezmann peels away to await a cross at the far post and angles a left-footed shot towards goal. It's close to Gomes and the keeper claims it.
Jordi Rubio
Ludo
Andorra
80' Andorra make another change. It's Clemente's turn to get tormented down the flanks. Rubio's game is over.
79' France get a corner that Griezmann takes short. Ben Yedder runs across the face of goal and fires back towards the near post but it bounces wide.
77' Digne's getting plenty of joy down the left. He floats another cross in. There's a bit of tugging in the box and the free-kick goes Andorra's way.
76' Sissoko is fouled in the inside-left channel. This time Andorra manage to see away the free-kick.
74' Shot count update: France 25-1 Andorra. This should not be 2-0.
W. Ben Yedder
O. Giroud
France
72' Gomes has been in the wars today - he needs treatment temporarily. During the delay, Giroud is replaced by Ben Yedder.
70' France hit the bar again! Digne whips in a low cross that Coman only has to tap into the net. Somehow Coman's shot angles up and smacks the underside of the frame! It's a miracle for Andorra that they're only winning by two.
Jordi Aláez
Cristian Martínez
Andorra
69' Andorra make their first change. Martinez off. The 21-year-old midfielder Alaez replaces him. 
69' Now Tolisso misses a header from close range! He's aiming for the top left corner of the goal but it's just wide.
68' Sissoko hits the woodwork! The midfielder gets on the end of Griezmann's free-kick but his header bounces back off the bar. France are looking even more menacing now.
67' Lemar snatches a shot wide from range. Soon after, Tolisso wins a free-kick on the right wing after he's brought down by Vales.
65' Andorra have a chance! Lloris concedes a corner for the minnows. Cervos steps across to take it and Vales powers a header wide at the near post. That would have been something.
63' Meanwhile, France have a corner. First, Giroud heads wide from Griezmann's delivery, then when Giroud picks up the pieces, the ball rolls to Tolisso arriving at the far post but he misses from close range! It was coming at him quickly, to be fair.
T. Lemar
J. Ikoné
France
63' Ikone's not done badly on his first start for France. Lemar replaces him. The Stade de France crowd have started up the Mexican wave.
61' Digne gets a touch on the end of Varane's inswinging ball into the box but can't get his feet together. Llovera tidies up.
59' Gomes is called into action yet again as Giroud's harmless header loops towards goal. You don't envy his job.
57' France win two corners in a row - their ninth and 10th of the game. Lenglet forces a routine stop from Gomes after Coman whips the second corner back in.
55' Giroud snatches at a shot from a difficult angle on the right and fires wide. France can start racking up the goals now.
53' Coman nearly grabs a quickfire third! The winger's header from Sissoko's ball in looks destined for the top right corner but Gomes stretches up to keep it out.
A. Griezmann
Assist
France
52' That's redemption for Griezmann, whose set-piece deliveries hadn't been great up until now. No matter. France are two goals up and cruising.
C. Lenglet
Goal
France
52' GOAL! 2-0 FRANCE! Told you it was dangerous. Lenglet plants a header into the top left corner of the goal from Griezmann's delivery.
Chus Rubio
Yellow Card
Andorra
51' Rubio gets a yellow card for bringing down Sissoko. France have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
49' All 11 Andorra players are behind the ball. France are having to be patient. Tolisso curls a shot towards the bottom right corner. Gomes fumbles it slightly but gathers it easily enough.
47' Dubois curls in another cross from the right. Andorra get it away. Coman's attempted cross from the left is near no one and bounces out for a goal kick.
45' France get the second half underway. Will they add to their lead?
In the other two games in Group H, Turkey are winning 1-0 at half-time in Moldova and Albania are leading 1-0 at home against Iceland. As things stand, Turkey are top ahead of France due to the Turks' 2-0 win over Les Bleus in June. Will things change in the second half?
Griezmann's second missed penalty in as many games and Gomes' saves are the only reasons that France aren't more than one goal up. The world champions have been comfortable against clearly limited opposition in Andorra. Still, Coman's goal is the sole difference between the two sides so far.
45' HALF-TIME: FRANCE 1-0 ANDORRA
45' The ref blows his whistle for half-time. No added time needed for now.
43' Andorra pressure France in their defensive third and manage to come away with the ball. They pass the ball back for Llovera to lump forward and the offside flag goes up against Martinez. Sadly, Andorra don't have the technical quality to be subtle.
41' France try successive crosses from the right but Andorra's centre-backs head them away each time. Digne has a go from the left instead and Griezmann nods over.
40' France's corner leads to very little except a Digne shot high and wide from outside the box. If Andorra can do one thing well, it's defending corners.
38' What a hit by Varane! With Andorra backing off in numbers, France's centre-back decides to spank the ball towards goal himself. Gomes leaps high to tip it over the bar.
36' Clemente wins a free-kick off Digne in a rare Andorran foray forward. It doesn't last very long though.
34' France get another corner off San Nicolas. Ikone nods Griezmann's delivery towards the far post and Cervos almost puts it into his own net. Gomes grabs the ball quickly.
32' The shot count so far: France 7-0 Andorra. Is there a point in qualifying matches like this?
30' Another France corner, another Andorra clearance. Now Giroud goes down after another clumsy challenge in the box. The ref takes pity on Andorra and doesn't blow his whistle. Coman blasts a swerving shot at goal that's whiskers wide.
A. Griezmann
Penalty Miss
France
28' That's Griezmann second missed penalty in two games. Maybe someone else should take them for now.
Josep Gómes
Penalty Save
Andorra
28' GOMES SAVES THE PENALTY! Griezmann's effort is at a comfortable height for the Andorran keeper, who makes a decent save. Andorra hang on, for now.
26' PENALTY FOR FRANCE! It's a stupid challenge. San Nicolas pulls down Griezmann as he bursts into the area.
25' It's almost 2-0 France! After Griezmann has a shot blocked, Giroud takes a shot on the turn after Andorra fail to clear their lines. Gomes dives to his right to push it away.
23' Digne has an effort blocked. Coman skips past two Andorran challenges to roll the ball to Dubois again. San Nicolas blocks the cross. It's France's fifth corner already. Varane's ambitious overhead kick goes over the bar.
21' Dubois is spending most of his time in Andorra's box. He tries to cut back for Griezmann but it's blocked. France get another corner. There's a hint of handball from Lima as the corner's fired in but France don't appeal for it. Andorra clear.
20' France are looking for a second goal quickly. A botched one-two almost bobbles through to Coman but Gomes comes out to smother it.
J. Ikoné
Assist
France
18' It's an assist for Ikone on his first start for France. The Lille forward hasn't had a bad start to life in a France shirt.
K. Coman
Goal
France
18' GOAL! 1-0 FRANCE! Ikone slides the ball behind Andorra's defence. Coman makes a great diagonal run, skips over Rubio's challenge and smashes the ball past Gomes.
17' Griezmann's first notable contribution to the game is a woeful pass aimed to Digne that bounces out for a throw.
16' Coman and Digne combine down the left to set Coman on a run into the box. Coman cuts back but there's no one in a blue shirt there.
15' San Nicolas cuts inside to curl a cross in on his right foot. Varane heads it away without much dificulty. Andorra are proving stubborn so far, if not that threatening offensively.
13' Andorra win a free-kick in France's half as Sissoko fouls Martinez but the delivery is poor. Vieira handles and it's France's again. Up the other end, Dubois just fails to keep Giroud's pass in play.
11' France have had 92% possession of the ball so far. You can see already how this match is going to go.
9' Tolisso feeds Dubois who goes on a mazy run past three Andorran defenders into the box! Rebes steams in to put the ball out for another corner. France do little with it.
7' Andorra manage to pressure France back into their own defensive third. Dubois' initial ball out is blocked but France soon play their way out of trouble.
5' Rubio intercepts a pass to Digne but quickly loses the ball. Digne rushes back in behind and succeeds in winning another corner for France off Rebes. Andorra clear it and Martinez is fouled when Akone is too keen to win possession back.
4' Gomes punts the goal-kick forward and hands possession to France. Now they can settle into the game, popping passes around with ease.
3' Andorra get a goal kick as France's corner doesn't come to very much. One suspects this will be a long game for them.
2' France get their first chance of the game! Giroud miskicks a cross in from the left but Ikone nearly stumbles the ball into the net. Llovera dives in to put it out for a corner.
1' From the kick-off Andorra immediately take the kick-and-rush approach. France win a free-kick as Vieira backs into Digne while challenging for a header, coming off the worse.
1' Andorra get this Euro 2020 qualifying match underway!
The two sides are on the Stade de France pitch. France are in their iconic blue shirts, white shorts and red socks; Andorra are wearing all-red. Let's get this show on the road!
Andorra boss Koldo Alvarez, meanwhile, sticks largely with the side that conceded an 89th minute sickener in Turkey to lose 1-0 in their last game. There's only one change to their starting line-up as Rubio comes in for Rodriguez.
France makes four changes from the side that won 4-1 against Albania a few days ago. Deschamps freshens up his full-backs in Digne and Dubois, also bringing in Sissoko and Ikone, who scored after coming on for his France debut in that game.
SUBS: Francisco Pires, Emili Garcia, Marc Ferre, Jordi Alaez, Aaron Sanchez, Alexandre Martinez, Sebastián Gomez, Víctor Rodriguez, Jordi Rubio, Sergio Moreno, Marc Garcia.
ANDORRA (4-4-2): Josep Gomes; Jesus Rubio, Max Llovera, Ildefons Lima (c), Moises San Nicolas; Ludovic Clemente, Marc Vales, Marc Rebes, Joan Cervos; Cristian Martinez, Marcio Vieira.
SUBS: Wissam Ben Yedder, Matteo Guendouzi, Benjamin Pavard, Steven Nzonzi, Kurt Zouma, Nabil Fekir, Lucas Hernandez, Thomas Lemar, Alphonse Areola, Blaise Matuidi, Mike Maignan.
FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (c); Leo Dubois, Raphael Varane, Clement Lenglet, Lucas Digne; Corentin Tolisso, Moussa Sissoko; Kingsley Coman, Antoine Griezmann, Jonathan Ikone; Olivier Giroud.
Luckily for Didier Deschamps' men, they are playing rock-bottom Andorra who are yet to score a point or even a single goal in this qualifying group. France beat Andorra comfortably 4-0 in Andorra la Vella in June. Don't bet on an upset here.
World champions France come into this match leaders of Group H after winning four of their five group games so far. However, their lead is a slender one as they're only ahead of Turkey and Iceland on goal difference.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Euro 2020 qualifying Group H match between France and Andorra at the Stade de France.