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Portugal 0-1 France

Anthony Martial with Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba
Anthony Martial (second from right) featured along with former Manchester United players Patrice Evra (far right) and Paul Pogba (far left).

Manchester United's £36m signing Anthony Martial came off the bench to make his France debut in a 1-0 friendly win away to Portugal.

Martial, 19, has four goals in 12 France Under-21 games, but could not make an impact after replacing Karim Benzema in the 74th minute.

Euro 2016 hosts France won the game through a superb late free-kick from Lyon midfielder Mathieu Valbuena.

They play Serbia in another friendly in Bordeaux on Monday evening.

Portugal, who remain at the top of their five-team qualifying group despite not being in competitive action on Friday, fielded a strong line-up with captain Cristiano Ronaldo joined by former Manchester United team-mate Nani and current Real Madrid colleague Pepe.

However it was Didier Deschamps' visitors who created more of the chances in the first half with Blaise Matuidi twice going close before Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko wasted a good chance as he attempted to pick out Benzema rather than shoot.

Ronaldo was replaced by Ricardo Quaresma in the 67th minute and the game appeared to be heading for a stalemate before Valbuena's curling effort dipped over the wall and out of reach of goalkeeper Rui Patricio five minutes from time.

France's starting line up for the friendly against Portugal
Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir (bottom row, far right) has described the possibility of playing for Manchester United as a 'dream'
Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo
Paul Pogba (left) was making his 24th appearance for France

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 11VieirinhaSubstituted forSoaresat 61'minutes
  • 3Pepe
  • 6CarvalhoSubstituted forFonteat 27'minutes
  • 19EliseuBooked at 85mins
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forDannyat 80'minutes
  • 13DaniloBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 87'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forMiguel Velosoat 61'minutes
  • 17Nani
  • 9Éder
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forQuaresmaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Miguel Veloso
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 8Brás André
  • 10Danny
  • 12Lopes
  • 14Fonte
  • 15Bernardo Silva
  • 18Gonçalves Varela
  • 20Quaresma
  • 21Soares
  • 22Beto

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Sagna
  • 4Varane
  • 21Koscielny
  • 3EvraBooked at 21mins
  • 6CabayeSubstituted forSchneiderlinat 45'minutes
  • 18SissokoSubstituted forValbuenaat 80'minutes
  • 19Pogba
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10BenzemaSubstituted forMartialat 74'minutes
  • 11FekirSubstituted forGriezmannat 14'minutesSubstituted forGiroudat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Debuchy
  • 5Zouma
  • 7Griezmann
  • 8Valbuena
  • 9Giroud
  • 12Kondogbia
  • 13Mangala
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Trémoulinas
  • 20Martial
  • 22Schneiderlin
  • 23Costil

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamFrance
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 0, France 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, France 1.

Foul by Olivier Giroud (France).

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Raphael Varane (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eder (Portugal).

Substitution

Substitution, France. Olivier Giroud replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Bernardo Silva replaces Danilo Pereira.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

Goal!

Goal! Portugal 0, France 1. Mathieu Valbuena (France) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Antoine Griezmann (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jose Fonte (Portugal).

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

Foul by Miguel Veloso (Portugal).

Attempt saved. Paul Pogba (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrice Evra with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Mathieu Valbuena replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Danny replaces João Mário.

Attempt missed. Nani (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cédric Soares with a cross.

Attempt missed. Eder (Portugal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eliseu with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Anthony Martial replaces Karim Benzema.

Attempt missed. Cédric Soares (Portugal) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right. Assisted by João Mário.

Attempt blocked. Eder (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Raphael Varane (France) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross.

Corner, France. Conceded by Rui Patrício.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (France) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Danilo Pereira (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Karim Benzema (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danilo Pereira (Portugal).

Foul by Karim Benzema (France).

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Laurent Koscielny (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Ricardo Quaresma replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attempt missed. Nani (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by João Mário.

Blaise Matuidi (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Miguel Veloso (Portugal).

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

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Friday 4th September 2015

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