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Griezmann, Lemar & Mpabbe Guide France Past Netherlands

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: France v Netherlands 31 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 31, 2017 10:36 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier

Report: France 4-0 Netherlands

Date:  31 August 2017

Venue: Stade de France

A brace from Thomas Lemar and a solitary strike from Antoine Griezman helped France claim a 4-0 win Netherlands in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
 
After a quiet start, the home side broke the deadlock in the 14th minute as Antoine Griezmann played a neat one-two with Olivier Giroud before slotting through the legs of Japser Cillessen.
 
The home side dominated for most of the opening 30 minutes if the encounter, although clear-cut chances were hard to come by.
 
The Dutch, on the other hand, struggled to get the ball of their opponents, which led to a lack of opportunities.
 
That proved to be the trend for the rest of the opening stanza, as the French went into the break leading by one-goal.
 
Paul Pogba had a chance to double France's lead in the 53rd minute, but Cillessen produced a good save to deny the Manchester United midfielder in the box.
 
Netherlands' task was made even tougher 10 minutes later when Kevin Strootman was sent off for a second bookable offence.
 
France eventually doubled their lead in the 73rd minute as Lemar volleyed the ball into the top corner.
 
Didier Deschamps opted to introduce the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe for the final 15 minutes of the second half.
 
Lemar completed his brace in the 88th minute as Griezmann turned to provider to tee up the AS Monaco winger for the simple tap-in, 3-0.
 
Mbappe rounded off the scoring two minutes later with a composed finish from the edge of the box, after being teed up by Sidibe.

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14’ Antoine Griezmann

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shabba 14 Joined: 10 Aug 2017
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shabba 14 Sep 02, 2017 01:46 PM
Shame on this mbappe , neymar these boys there are sow loser cowards who are scared to compete with the best in the world psg ambitious club my foot france leauge akulabantu he is just there for money
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Keykey Sep 02, 2017 08:57 AM
Netherlands no longer the same.. but France has got talent.. most of their players have been making the headlines during the window period
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king mosha Sep 01, 2017 10:59 AM
FRANCE IS ON THE RISE
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Jabuul Sep 01, 2017 07:47 AM
Mbappe is the king
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Ant_55 Sep 01, 2017 07:38 AM
So disappointing with the Netherlands :-(
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matome910 Sep 01, 2017 07:34 AM
France and Belgium are the best teams in EUFA now.
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fanist Sep 01, 2017 06:21 AM
France where African stars unites,pity they can't play for our African countries because of colonialism we had in our beloved land,I'm truly jealous of them.
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fanist Sep 01, 2017 06:15 AM
Ja Netherlands are still going to struggle as they are using old players. France who's a player who is older than 30?
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sinda Sep 01, 2017 06:15 AM
Africans are good in football
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Babewami Sep 01, 2017 04:49 AM
Mbappeeeee dis boy mara
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TAU LONAH Aug 31, 2017 11:54 PM
France is a really good squad
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 31, 2017 11:45 PM
Lamar is rlly gud... I'm jst glad he rejected arsenal
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hlonilaw@khosicity!! Aug 31, 2017 11:26 PM
Mbappe
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indidane Aug 31, 2017 10:07 PM
France
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Alexis Sanchez King Aug 31, 2017 08:16 PM
3-1 France Pogba Lacazette and Giroud
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Alexis Sanchez King Aug 31, 2017 08:16 PM
3-1 France Pogba Lacazette and Giroud
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ominouskhosi Aug 31, 2017 12:44 PM
Africa united = France
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MAROBELA ALLEN Aug 31, 2017 08:10 AM
#biggest derby i that i wont miss in my jerney To miss it is like missing soweto giant game
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 30, 2017 09:11 AM
Ths is a match 2 watch...
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MaqhobozaPAT11 Aug 30, 2017 09:02 AM
3-1 win for France

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