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France 1-0 Spain

France v Spain
Loic Remy has scored six goals for France

New Chelsea signing Loic Remy scored the only goal as 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists France overcame Spain in a friendly in Paris.

Substitute Remy settled a competitive game with a sweetly struck 72nd-minute finish from 16 yards as Spain suffered a third defeat in four games.

Spain looked to be suffering a hangover from the World Cup, where they were knocked out at the group stage.

They lacked creativity in midfield and rarely threatened a busy France side.

Champions Spain start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Macedonia on Monday.

Chelsea duo Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa both started against the French along with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

France manager Didier Deschamps:

"Spain used to play with their eyes shut with movement, precision, understanding.

"Vicente Del Bosque's a very good coach, but he's no more of a magician than anyone else."

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque:

"It's true we didn't create a clear chance, but we got ourselves into some dangerous positions.

"It's a regeneration process, and that is what we're aspiring to.

"You can't always look back in football, and I was pleased with the attitude of the players."

France v Spain
Spain have now won just one of their last four games
France v Spain
France have kept five clean sheets in their last seven outings
France v Spain
Loic Remy twice won the league title in France with Lyon before moving to Nice

Line-ups

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Debuchy
  • 4Varane
  • 5Sakho
  • 3EvraSubstituted forDigneat 68'minutes
  • 19Pogba
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forCabayeat 68'minutes
  • 18SissokoSubstituted forSchneiderlinat 78'minutes
  • 8ValbuenaSubstituted forCabellaat 75'minutes
  • 11GriezmannSubstituted forRemyat 59'minutes
  • 10Benzema

Substitutes

  • 6Cabaye
  • 7Cabella
  • 9Lacazette
  • 12Mavuba
  • 13Mangala
  • 15Sagna
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Digne
  • 20Remy
  • 21Mathieu
  • 22Schneiderlin
  • 23Ruffier

Spain

  • 13de Gea
  • 12Carvajal
  • 17San José
  • 15Ramos
  • 3Azpilicueta
  • 8Koke
  • 16BusquetsSubstituted forIturraspe Derteanoat 45'minutes
  • 10FàbregasSubstituted forPedroat 68'minutes
  • 7Raúl GarcíaSubstituted forSilvaat 58'minutes
  • 19Diego CostaSubstituted forAlcácerat 67'minutes
  • 20CazorlaSubstituted forIscoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 2Albiol
  • 4Bartra
  • 5Juanfran
  • 9Alcácer
  • 11Pedro
  • 14Iturraspe Derteano
  • 18Alba
  • 21Silva
  • 22Isco
  • 23Casilla
Referee:
Alain Bieri

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, France 1, Spain 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, France 1, Spain 0.

Corner, France. Conceded by Ander Iturraspe.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (France) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Pedro (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (France).

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro.

Attempt blocked. Isco (Spain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.

Attempt missed. David Silva (Spain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isco.

Offside, France. Mamadou Sakho tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Isco replaces Santiago Cazorla.

Attempt blocked. Rémy Cabella (France) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Rémy Cabella replaces Mathieu Valbuena.

Goal!

Goal! France 1, Spain 0. Loïc Remy (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Lucas Digne replaces Patrice Evra.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Pedro replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Yohan Cabaye replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Diego Costa.

Santiago Cazorla (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (France).

Foul by Diego Costa (Spain).

Mamadou Sakho (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Valbuena (France) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Foul by Koke (Spain).

Paul Pogba (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

César Azpilicueta (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karim Benzema (France).

Substitution

Substitution, France. Loïc Remy replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. David Silva replaces Raúl García.

Diego Costa (Spain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mamadou Sakho (France).

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Patrice Evra.

Foul by Koke (Spain).

Paul Pogba (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, France. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (France) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena with a cross following a corner.

Corner, France. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

Mathieu Valbuena (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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