LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE STADE DE FRANCE: France continued their World Cup preparations in convincing fashion with victory over a visiting Wales side at the Stade de France.
France continued their World Cup preparations in convincing fashion with victory over a visiting Wales side at the Stade de France.
Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring after 18 minutes played, latching onto a chipped through-ball to volley at goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who feebly allowed the attempt to pass through him.
Wales battled their way back into the tie, though their momentum was cut down went Arsenal man Olivier Giroud found the back of the net with a deflected effort.
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Olivier Giroud's deflected effort late in the second half made it 2-0 to France in Paris
The Arsenal man celebrated with arms outstretched as dejection spread across Wales players
The bearded forward celebrated with Kingsley Coman and Co after settling the victory
Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring with a close range, volleyed effort early on
The Athletico Madrid ace wheeled away in celebration after breaking the deadlock
Team-mates soon joined the talisman to congratulate his effort at the Stade de France
Kylian Mbappe and others piled upon goal scorer Griezmann after putting their side in front
Manager Chris Coleman watched on from his technical area as his side slipped behind
Laurent Koscielny leaps to battle for an aerial ball with Wales midfielder Joe Ledley