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Griezmann key as France claim top spot

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Pin Griezmann played a major hand in France's victory over Albania. AFP
Griezmann played a major hand in France's victory over Albania. AFP

Griezmann key as France claim top spot

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Antoine Griezmann got a goal and an assist as Albania's first game at their new stadium ended in defeat. France beat them 0-2 in Tirana to claim first place in Group H of Euro 2020 qualifying.

On Sunday, world champions France wrapped up top spot in Group H as goals from Corentin Tolisso and Antoine Griezmann sealed a 2-0 win over Albania in Tirana.

The French national anthem was roundly booed before kick-off as retribution for the error that saw the Andorran anthem played instead of the Albanian one when the teams met in September at the Stade de France.

The visitors made a quick start on the pitch, though, as Bayern Munich midfielder Tolisso headed Griezmann's free-kick into the bottom corner.

The Barcelona star slotted in the second himself on the half-hour mark, before the dead rubber petered out in the second period, with Olivier Giroud going closest to a third by striking the post.

The other games in the group saw Turkey, who had also already sealed qualification, beat Andorra 2-0, while Iceland edged to a 2-1 victory at Moldova.

 

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