This morning, France had a friendly match with Scotland at home. Both teams have officially won tickets to attend the EURO 2024 finals. Therefore, this is considered an opportunity to test the formation and tactics of France and Scotland.
Coach Didier Deschamps fielded a strong squad, including many great players such as: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Aurelien Tchouameni…. On the Scottish side, two outstanding factors in the midfield appeared from the beginning. are Billy Gilmour and Scott McTominay.
The match took place enthusiastically right after the opening whistle. In the 11th minute, starting from Eduardo Camavinga’s misdirected pass, Billy Gilmour shot decisively, beating goalkeeper Mike Maignan, opening the score for Scotland.
However, the joy was short-lived for the away team’s fans. Just five minutes after Billy Gilmour’s goal, France equalized the score. Starting from Griezmann’s corner kick on the left wing, Benjamin Pavard jumped high and headed into Scotland’s net.
In the 24th minute, Les Bleus scored their second goal. Mbappe assisted from the left wing, Pavard headed the ball, tearing into Scotland’s net. The score is 2-1 for France.
In the 41st minute, Mbappe helped France take a 3-1 lead with a goal from the penalty spot. Before that, there was a situation where Giroud was pulled down by a Scottish player in the penalty area. At the end of the first 45 minutes, France led Scotland 3-1.
Entering the second half, Deschamps threw a number of reserve cards onto the field. In the 70th minute, Griezmann hit the crossbar and bounced off the Scottish goal. Substitute Kingsley Coman rushed in to accurately score, sealing a 4-1 victory for France.
Final score: France 4-1 Scotland.
Mr. Nguyen | 04:46 October 18, 2023