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Cabella puts France on the road to victory

Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 23.28CET
France 3-0 Romania
France completed back-to-back wins against Romania to establish themselves at the head of Group 9.
by Losev Aleksei
from Nantes
Cabella puts France on the road to victory
Rémi Cabella (right) scored the opener as France defeated Romania 3-0 ©Thomas-Pictures
Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 23.28CET

Cabella puts France on the road to victory

France 3-0 Romania
France completed back-to-back wins against Romania to establish themselves at the head of Group 9.

Ten-man Romania were brushed aside by group leaders France in Nantes as the hosts maintained their 100% start to life in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9.

Goals from Rémi Cabella, Alexandre Lacazette and captain Sébastien Corchia were enough as Les Bleus won their fourth game on the spin and completed the double over their opponents, who were seen off 2-0 October.

France swiftly established dominance and Montpellier Hérault SC's Cabella put them in front. Lacazette did the hard work allowing the 21-year-old to tap in from three metres before the interval. Lacazette was once again the creator as he opened up the defence for Joshua Guilavogui after the break but the midfielder headed wide.

The Olympique Lyonnais man made sure himself on 72 minutes, collecting a long ball from Francis Coquelin before finishing smartly. Corchia fired in a terrific free-kick minutes later before Romania substitute Gheorghe Grozav received his second yellow card in the dying moments to be dismissed.

The result means France are still to concede in the group, but will come up against Slovakia's equally mean back line on 14 November as the top two face off in Angers.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.19CET

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