Euro 2016 qualifying: France 2-1 Serbia

Euro 2016 qualifying: France 2-1 Serbia

Blaise Matuidi helped France keep their Euro 2016 preparations on the right track with his second international brace securing a 2-1 friendly win over Serbia. Didier Deschamps made six changes from the side that overcame consecutive defeats to beat Portugal 1-0 last Friday, but it was a player that the coach had kept faith with that had the greatest impact.

Matuidi – who is in goalscoring form for Paris Saint-Germain right now too – got the hosts off to a strong start by heading home inside 10 minutes and the midfielder added a sublime second with a 25-yard volley midway through the first half. Serbia had threatened once through Nemanja Gudelj and eventually put a dampener on the jubilant atmosphere in Bordeaux with a goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic on the brink of half-time.

Only the post stopped Antoine Griezmann putting France two goals ahead once again early in the second half, and even the introduction of Karim Benzema could have no effect on the scoreline at the final whistle.

Source : Via Goal

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