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Thauvin leads the way as France beat Armenia

Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 23.16CET
Armenia 1-4 France
Willy Sagnol's team sauntered to their third victory in as many qualifying Group 10 games thanks in part to a pair of goals from Florian Thauvin.
by Khachik Chakhoyan
from Hrazdan Central Stadium
Thauvin leads the way as France beat Armenia
Florian Thauvin arcs his shot past two Armenia defenders ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 23.16CET

Thauvin leads the way as France beat Armenia

Armenia 1-4 France
Willy Sagnol's team sauntered to their third victory in as many qualifying Group 10 games thanks in part to a pair of goals from Florian Thauvin.

France strolled to their third straight win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 by sweeping aside Armenia.

The contest was less than a quarter of an hour old when Yassine Benzia broke the deadlock. France picked up the pace after the break, with Olympique de Marseille forward Florian Thauvin registering either side of Paul-Georges Ntep De Madiba's effort during a dizzying nine-minute spell. The only blot on Les Bleuets' evening came when Davit Hakobyan reduced the deficit with six minutes left.

There was an air of inevitability about the result from the moment Benzia poked in De Madiba's centre from the left. Arsen Beglaryan later produced a smart save to deny Geoffrey Kondogbia but was helpless to prevent Thauvin scoring the visitors' second following a classy run.

De Madiba then showed fleet of foot to beguile his marker before sending a rasping effort into the top corner. A fourth goal arrived two minutes later, Lucas Digne picking out Thauvin, who made no mistake with a thumping header. The hosts refused to lie down, though, and were rewarded when Hakobyan found the net after taking receipt of Viulen Ayvazyan's pass.

Last updated: 05/06/15 8.29CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

France

France

1
BeglaryanArsen Beglaryan (GK)
1
BoucherZacharie Boucher (GK)
2
A. HovhannisyanArman Hovhannisyan
5
LaporteAymeric Laporte
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
6
KondogbiaGeoffrey Kondogbia (C)
6
MinasyanVaspurak Minasyan
7
NtepPaul-Georges Ntep
Goal62
Substitution65
8
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
Yellow Card7
Substitution64
9
MartialAnthony Martial
9
G. MalakyanGor Malakyan
Yellow Card67
10
BenziaYassine Benzia
Goal12
Substitution75
10
PapikyanAghvan Papikyan
Substitution82
11
ThauvinFlorian Thauvin
Goal53
Goal64
Substitution66
13
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan
12
DigneLucas Digne
16
AdamyanSargis Adamyan
18
ImbulaGiannelli Imbula
19
K. MuradyanKaren Muradyan (C)
Substitution38
19
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
Yellow Card79
22
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
Goal84
20
RoseLindsay Rose

Substitutes

12
ManukyanGor Manukyan (GK)
16
AréolaAlphonse Aréola (GK)
4
G. HovhannisyanGrigor Hovhannisyan
3
B. MendyBenjamin Mendy
5
ShakhnazaryanAram Shakhnazaryan
13
SansonMorgan Sanson
7
AyvazyanViulen Ayvazyan
Substitution82
14
BifoumaThievy Bifouma
Substitution75
11
SardaryanAshot Sardaryan
15
OngendaHervin Ongenda
Substitution65
18
AyvazyanVahagn Ayvazyan
Substitution38
Yellow Card55
17
VeretoutJordan Veretout
Substitution66
21
N. MinasyanNairi Minasyan
Substitution64
Yellow Card90+3
22
HountondjiCedric Hountondji

Coach

Rafayel Nazaryan (ARM) Willy Sagnol (FRA)

Referee

Alexander Harkam (AUT)

Assistant referees

Richard Huebler (AUT), Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)

Fourth official

Andreas Kollegger (AUT)

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