International Friendlies

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



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-3-3

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


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

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamSpain
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, France 1, Spain 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, France 1, Spain 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Ander Iturraspe.

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (France).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces Moussa Sissoko.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Isco replaces Santiago Cazorla.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Rémy Cabella replaces Mathieu Valbuena.

  15. 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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Lucas Digne replaces Patrice Evra.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Pedro replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Yohan Cabaye replaces Blaise Matuidi.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Diego Costa.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 4th September 2014

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