International Friendlies
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France 4-2 Russia

Dimitri Payet
Dimitri Payet emulated his free-kick against Manchester United in the FA Cup

West Ham's Dimitri Payet and Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante both scored on their birthdays as France beat Russia in their first game at the Stade de France since November's terror attacks.

Kante, 25, scored an early goal on his full international debut before Andre-Pierre Gignac doubled the lead.

Alexander Kokorin replied but Payet, 29, then scored a 30-yard free-kick with his first touch after coming on.

After Yuri Zhirkov netted, Payet set up Kingsley Coman's late goal.

Line-ups

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Sagna
  • 4Varane
  • 5Sakho
  • 3EvraSubstituted forMathieuat 45'minutesSubstituted forDigneat 54'minutes
  • 13Kanté
  • 12Diarra
  • 19PogbaSubstituted forSissokoat 69'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forPayetat 62'minutes
  • 10GignacSubstituted forGiroudat 79'minutes
  • 11MartialSubstituted forComanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jallet
  • 6Cabaye
  • 8Payet
  • 9Giroud
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Digne
  • 18Sissoko
  • 20Coman
  • 21Koscielny
  • 22Mathieu
  • 23Costil

Russia

  • 1AkinfeevSubstituted forLodyginat 45'minutes
  • 2KuzminBooked at 46mins
  • 14Berezutski
  • 6BerezutskiBooked at 63mins
  • 18ZhirkovSubstituted forSmolnikovat 69'minutes
  • 9KokorinBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSmolovat 80'minutes
  • 24GolovinSubstituted forGlushakovat 80'minutes
  • 10Dzagoev
  • 17ShatovSubstituted forSamedovat 88'minutes
  • 15ShirokovSubstituted forMamaevat 70'minutes
  • 22Dzyuba

Substitutes

  • 3Smolnikov
  • 4Ignashevitch
  • 5Mamaev
  • 8Glushakov
  • 11Kerzhakov
  • 12Lodygin
  • 19Samedov
  • 20Smolov
  • 21Ionov
  • 23Kombarov
  • 27Tarasov
  • 29Ivanov
Referee:
Craig Thomson

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamRussia
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, France 4, Russia 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, France 4, Russia 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dimitri Payet (France) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

  4. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Vassili Berezutski.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Russia. Aleksandr Samedov replaces Oleg Shatov.

  6. Post update

    Offside, France. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Olivier Giroud is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Offside, France. Raphael Varane tries a through ball, but Dimitri Payet is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Lucas Digne (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Igor Smolnikov (Russia).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lass Diarra (France).

  11. Post update

    Pavel Mamaev (Russia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    N'Golo Kanté (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Igor Smolnikov (Russia).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Russia. Fedor Smolov replaces Alexander Kokorin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Russia. Denis Glushakov replaces Aleksandr Golovin.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Olivier Giroud replaces André-Pierre Gignac.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lass Diarra (France).

  18. Post update

    Pavel Mamaev (Russia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! France 4, Russia 2. Kingsley Coman (France) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a through ball.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dimitri Payet (France) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 29th March 2016

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