International Friendlies

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



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 11Vieira de FreitasSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 61'minutes
  • 3Pepe
  • 6CarvalhoSubstituted forJosé Fonteat 27'minutes
  • 19EliseuBooked at 85mins
  • 16João MárioSubstituted forAlves Gomesat 80'minutes
  • 13DaniloBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 87'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forVelosoat 61'minutes
  • 17Almeida da Cunha
  • 9Macedo Lopes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 68'minutes


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


Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 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


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

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamFrance
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 0, France 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 0, France 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Olivier Giroud (France).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Eder (Portugal).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Olivier Giroud replaces Antoine Griezmann.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Bernardo Silva replaces Danilo Pereira.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bacary Sagna.

  13. Goal!

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jose Fonte (Portugal).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Veloso (Portugal).

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Mathieu Valbuena replaces Moussa Sissoko.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Danny replaces João Mário.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 4th September 2015

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