France 3-0 Bulgaria: Antoine Griezmann stunner and Olivier Giroud double gives France win


Antoine Griezmann scores with a bicycle kick against Bulgaria
Antoine Griezmann has three goals in his last three games for club and country

Antoine Griezmann scored a superb bicycle kick and Olivier Giroud hit a double as France completed their Euro 2020 preparations by beating Bulgaria.

The reigning world champions fielded an impressively strong team with Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann leading the attack.

Griezmann’s acrobatic first-half finish took a deflection on its way in.

Chelsea’s Giroud came off the bench to get a second late on with a clinical strike before steering in a third.

France open their Group F campaign at Euro 2020 on Tuesday, 15 June with an enticing tie against Germany (20:00 BST) before playing Hungary on Saturday, 19 June (14:00) and then facing Portugal on Wednesday, 23 June (20:00)

Line-ups

France

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Pavard
  • 4Varane
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 21HernándezSubstituted forDigneat 45′minutes
  • 13KantéSubstituted forLemarat 65′minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 12TolissoSubstituted forSissokoat 84′minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forDembéléat 66′minutes
  • 10MbappéSubstituted forBen Yedderat 84′minutes
  • 19BenzemaSubstituted forGiroudat 41′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lenglet
  • 8Lemar
  • 9Giroud
  • 11Dembélé
  • 15Zouma
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18Digne
  • 22Ben Yedder
  • 23Maignan
  • 24Dubois
  • 25Koundé

Bulgaria

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Naumov
  • 2TuritsovSubstituted forKaragarenat 71′minutes
  • 25Hristov
  • 4Antov
  • 15Bozhikov
  • 18ChochevSubstituted forVitanovat 52′minutes
  • 11DespodovBooked at 48minsSubstituted forIlievat 58′minutes
  • 10KraevSubstituted forTsvetanovat 58′minutes
  • 12Iliev
  • 7YankovSubstituted forHristovat 71′minutes
  • 19IlievSubstituted forMinchevat 58′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hristov
  • 6Karagaren
  • 8Vutov
  • 9Galabinov
  • 13Mihaylov
  • 17Kotev
  • 20Iliev
  • 21Tsvetanov
  • 22Vitanov
  • 23Karadzhov
  • 24Karabelyov
  • 26Minchev

Referee:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos

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