France v Albania, 15 June 2016

Score2-0 to France
RefereeWillie Collum
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group A
VenueStade Velodrome, Marseille
Attendance63,670
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Damien MacGraith (Republic of Ireland) Francis Connor (Scotland) Fourth official: Michael Oliver (England) Additional assistant referees: Bobby Madden (Scotland) John Beaton (Scotland) Reserve assistant referee: Michael Mullarkey (England) Man of the Match: Dimitri Payet (France) The 250th game in the history of European Championship finals almost produced one of its shock results. Having won ten of their last 11 games, hosts France were hot favourites to secure their place in the knockout stages against an Albania team playing in their first-ever major tournament. But it wasn't until the last of the regular 90 minutes that, as Albanian legs and minds tired, the encounter saw its first attempt on target as substitute Antoine Griezmann's header nestled into the back of the net. France doubled their hard-fought advantage five minutes in to added time when ex-Olympique Marseille man Dimitri Payet fired past keeper Etrit Berisha. Although it had looked increasingly unlikely, France duly completed their seventh consecutive win on French soil in the European Championship finals.

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

0  Albania

Manager: Giovanni 'Gianni' de Biasi

Goals:

Antoine Griezmann 90 G
Dimitri Payet 95 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Dimitri Payet
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Anthony Martial

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Etrit Berisha
Defender Arlind Ajeti
Defender Elseid Hysaj
Defender Andi Lila
Defender Mërgim Mavraj
Defender/Midfielder Ansi Agolli (captain)
Midfielder Amir Abrashi
Midfielder Burim Kukeli
Midfielder Ermir Lenjani
Midfielder Ledian Memushaj
Forward Armando Sadiku

Substitutions:

Paul Pogba for Anthony Martial 46
Antoine Griezmann for Kingsley Coman 68
Andre-Pierre Gignac for Olivier Giroud 77

Substitutions:

Odise Roshi for Andi Lila 71
Taulant Xhaka for Burim Kukeli 74
Fréddie Veseli for Arlind Ajeti 85

Cards:

N'Golo Kanté 88 Y

Cards:

Burim Kukeli 55 Y
Amir Abrashi 81 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Benoit Costil
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Lucas Digne
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Andre-Pierre Gignac
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alban Hoxha
Goalkeeper Orges Shehi
Defender Naser Aliji
Defender Fréddie Veseli
Defender Taulant Xhaka
Midfielder Migjen Basha
Midfielder Sokol Cikalleshi
Midfielder Shkëlzen Gashi
Midfielder Ergys Kaçe
Midfielder Odise Roshi
Forward Bekim Balaj