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France go clear with emphatic win

Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 23.00CET
France 6-0 Armenia
A Florian Thauvin hat-trick helped the hosts to an emphatic home win which sees them pull clear at the Group 10 summit.
by Mathieu Jacquet
from Les 7 Deniers
France go clear with emphatic win
Florian Thauvin (left) scored a hat-trick as France eased to victory ©AFP

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Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 23.00CET

France go clear with emphatic win

France 6-0 Armenia
A Florian Thauvin hat-trick helped the hosts to an emphatic home win which sees them pull clear at the Group 10 summit.

France eased past Armenia to go three points clear at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

France controlled much of the opening period and had three goals to show for their efforts at the break courtesy of Anthony Martial, Loïck Landre and Florian Thauvin. Thauvin hit his second and then a third from the spot before Sébastien Haller completed the scoring to ensure France go clear of second-placed Iceland at the top of the section.

Willy Sagnol's charges dominated much of the early possession but failed to turn their chances into goals until Martial burst on to Jordan Veretout's pass to open the scoring in the 27th minute. Landre struck his second in as many qualifying outings to double the lead four minutes later from Thauvin's corner before the provider turned goalscorer with a sublime free-kick shortly before half-time.

The Olympique de Marseille forward needed just ten minutes of the second period to double his tally with a header. Thauvin completed his hat-trick with a coolly taken 71st-minute penalty following Varazdat Haroyan's handball and Haller was also on target from distance three minutes from time.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.24CET

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Lineups

France

France

Armenia

Armenia

1
BoucherZacharie Boucher (GK)
1
BeglaryanArsen Beglaryan (GK)
2
FoulquierDimitri Foulquier
2
A. HovhannisyanArman Hovhannisyan
Yellow Card41
5
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti (C)
Substitution35
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
Yellow Card71
6
KondogbiaGeoffrey Kondogbia
Substitution66
8
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
7
NtepPaul-Georges Ntep
9
AdamyanSargis Adamyan
Yellow Card57
Substitution58
9
MartialAnthony Martial
Goal27
Substitution57
11
ShahinyanSargis Shahinyan
10
NgandoAxel Ngando
13
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan (C)
11
ThauvinFlorian Thauvin
Goal41
Goal55
Goal71
15
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
Substitution71
12
DigneLucas Digne
20
SimonyanArtem Simonyan
17
VeretoutJordan Veretout
22
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
Substitution67
22
LandreLoïck Landre
Goal31
23
MarikyanDavit Marikyan

Substitutes

16
AréolaAlphonse Aréola (GK)
12
ToroyanArtur Toroyan (GK)
4
SarrNaby Sarr
Substitution35
4
G. HovhannisyanGrigor Hovhannisyan
8
FerriJordan Ferri
6
MinasyanVaspurak Minasyan
13
EyssericValentin Eysseric
10
BakalyanVardan Bakalyan
14
RabiotAdrien Rabiot
Substitution66
14
AyvazyanViulen Ayvazyan
Substitution58
18
HallerSébastien Haller
Substitution57
Goal87
17
HambartsumyanAlen Hambartsumyan
Substitution71
19
HountondjiCedric Hountondji
18
AyvazyanVahagn Ayvazyan
Substitution67

Coach

Willy Sagnol (FRA) Abraham Khashmanyan (ARM)

Referee

Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)

Assistant referees

Olexiy Andreyev (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)

Fourth official

Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution