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29/03/17
Stade de France
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Spain
  • AlbaNacho
    86'
  • MorataAspas
    84'
  • TolissoLemar
    80'
  • GameiroDembélé
    80'
  • Deulofeu
    78'
  • KokeHerrera
    74'
  • Silva (P)
    68'
  • PedroDeulofeu
    67'
  • MbappéGiroud
    64'
  • Jallet
    55'
  • IscoSilva
    53'
  • IniestaThiago
    53'
  • 1/2 Time
  • France
  • Spain
  • RabiotBakayoko
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rabiot
    18'
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International friendlies - 29 March 2017

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And that's the full-time whistle.

A decent game but it will be remembered for the role of the video assistant referee. Certainly a landmark moment in football.

Thank you so much for joining us. Stay tuned to Eurosport.

90' 

Great chance for Spain towards the end of the game following good work from Deulofeu. He sets up Silva but the Manchester City passes wide.

88' 

Dembele skips past Silva and sends in a decent ball but it's tough for Griezmann and he heads over.

86' 

Yet another change. Nacho comes on for Alba.

85' 

Not for the first time this evening Jallet totally wastes a good crossing position. France's delivery has cost them tonight.

84' 

Another change for Spain as Iago Aspas comes on for the final few minutes.

80' 

Now there's a couple of changes for France. Thomas Lemar and Ousmane Dembele replace Tolisso and Gameiro.

77' 

GOAL! FRANCE 0-2 SPAIN (DEULOFEU)

Deulofeu thinks he's given Spain a two-goal lead following a glorious and indeed he has!

The goal is ruled out for offside but the video referee overrules. Another excellent decision.

That's Deulofeu's first goal for the Spanish national team.

74' 

As friendlies tend to do the game is now quite stop/start because of changes. The latest sees Herrera replace Koke.

72' 

Couple of corners in quick succession for France, their fans believe they can get a goal, but neither comes to anything.

70' 

In other news.

Here's the whole video referee situation for you.

68' 

GOAL! FRANCE 0-1 SPAIN (SILVA)

David Silva makes no mistake and scores his 30th goal for Spain. He's fourth in Spain's all-time top-scorers list in case you're wondering. Behind David Villa, Raul and Fernando Torres. He has gone clear of Fernando Hierro.

68' 

PENALTY SPAIN!

Immediately he's in the action as he intercepts the ball and bursts into the box and is fouled by Koscielny. This doesn't go to the video ref.

67' 

Now there's a change for Spain as Deulofeu comes on and Pedro gets a rest.

65' 

And that's the end of Mbappe's night. He's done well, and shown a lot of promise. He's replaced by Olivier Giroud.

64' 

Decent chance for France as Mbappe gets clear and slides it through to Kurzawa but the full-back can't get his cross past the defence.

60' 

France break again with Gameiro and he checks inside to play the pass. Busquets extends one of those long legs to intercept and regain possession.

59' 

Pedro plays a lovely ball over the top with the outside of his boot but Koscielny stays with Morata and puts him under pressure. The Spain forward takes it early and sends it wide.

57' 

Now Spain get down the flanks but Pedro sees his cross cut out by Umtiti.

54' 

Great chance for France as Griezmann gets in behind. He looks to square it to Gameiro but plays it behind his team-mate.

52' 

Right some more changes. Iniesta is off and replaced by Thiago. David Silva comes on and Isco comes off.

50' 

Well that was certainly interesting. The decision was made pretty quickly and it didn't really cause any disruption. Both players easily accepted the decision and moved on.

48' 

GOAL! OH WAIT!

Just like that we've got a goal!

Or do we? It's being referred to the video referee and as it turns out Kurzawa was offside as he headed the ball back to Griezmann.

Well, well, well

46' 

Welcome back, we're back underway for the second-half.

There's been a change as well as Bakayoko comes on for his debut, he replaces Rabiot. No changes for Spain.

45' 

Isco picks up some more space and this time drifts inside. However his shot is straight at Lloris and it's comfortable for the keeper. And that's half-time.

Seemed as if Mbappe and Pique were discussing swapping shirts as they walked off there.

43' 

Great chance as Gameiro is released down the right by an excellent ball from Griezmann. Gameiro floats a cross in but neither Mbappe or Griezmann can get on the end of it.

42' 

France are getting into good positions in the final third but they're throwing it away with their final third.

41' 

Do you remember when I said a goal was coming? Yeah I'm really sorry about that...

39' 

The crowd have started a Mexican Wave. That gives you a good idea of how this game is going at the moment...

37' 

Beautiful work from Kante in the middle sees him get space and he passes it to Griezmann. He goes wide to Jallet but he gets his pass to Gameiro all wrong.

35' 

Spain look to break with Morata but Koscielny is across quickly to snuff out the danger.

33' 

France are getting sloppy and they're starting to make mistakes, you can't really afford to do that against Spain.

30' 

Mbappe is absolutely electric quick. He bursts down the left and puts in a ball that causes uncertainty in the Spain ranks and Ramos clears.

28' 

CHANCE!

Another good chance for Spain as their patient build-up sees Iniesta get through against Lloris. The Spurs man makes a terrific stop to deny the Barcelona captain.

27' 

Isco is starting to run the show. He's finding space all over the pitch. He drifts wide and sends a ball in but it is headed behind for a corner. Rabiot clears.

25' 

Another dangerous cross comes in from Carvajal and Morata is inches away from getting on the end of it. A goal is coming.

Apologies for jinxing that and ruining any chances of us getting a goal.

21' 

The game has noticeably shifted and now it is France who are sitting back. They're probably best placed for it as well given the pace they have going forward.

19' 

There's our first booking of the evening as Rabiot's high boot catches Carvajal. It's not malicious but it's probably a fair decision from the referee.

17' 

Spain are starting to grow into the game at the moment. There's some more pressure down the flanks but they can't test Lloris.

14' 

Wonderful close control from Iniesta as he brings the ball down and weaves around a couple of defenders. He tries to curl it into the far corner but it goes narrowly wide.

11' 

OFF THE LINE!

Koscielny rises high and gets a header towards the far corner but it's cleared off the line but Pique who had read the danger well.

10' 

Mbappe wins a free-kick in a good area after bursting away from Koke.

9' 

It's early days in the game but it's already starting to look as if this is going to descend into typical friendly territory. I'm hoping I'm going to be proven wrong.

7' 

France deal well with some pressure from Spain but then Jallet gives the ball away with a sloppy pass. Spain try to release Isco but he gets crowded out down the left-hand side of the box. France clear.

5' 

First chance of the evening goes to Mbappe and he forces De Gea into a good stop.

4' 

France's front three is already inter-changing very nicely. Gameiro drifts over to the left and cuts inside. His cross narrowly evades Tolisso.

2' 

Carvajal gets some space down the right to send a couple of crosses in. Umtiti heads the second one behind for a corner.

1' 

And we're underway!

19:56 

The anthems are playing and we're just a few minutes away from kick-off.

Let's hear your predictions!

19:50 

All eyes will be on this man tonight and there can't be many players more in demand this summer.

France's forward Kylian Mbappe warms up ahead of the friendly football match France vs Spain on March 28, 2017 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
19:45 

Two former Rennes players Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ousmane Dembele share a smile before the game. Both are in the Champions League quarter-finals and you suspect the man on the left is on course for another big move over the summer.

France's midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (L) and France's forward Ousmane Dembele warm up ahead of the friendly football match France vs Spain on March 28, 2017 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
19:42 

Right we've had some technical (soup) issues but luckily we're back online.

19:25 

INSTANT REPLAY

In case you weren't aware video referees will be used tonight in the friendly as FIFA bids to slowly introduce them into football.

It's certainly going to be interesting to see how it plays out if they are called upon.

A technician checks the video arbitration system that will be used during the friendly football match France vs Spain on March 28, 2017 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
19:20 

DEBUT

Corentin Tolisso makes his international debut tonight, and many will feel that it is long overdue. Tolisso has been hugely impressive for Lyon over the past few seasons.

He is capable of playing in central midfield, at full-back or even in the centre of defence. He's very versatile.

France's midfielder Corentin Tolisso smiles ahead of the friendly football match France vs Spain on March 28, 2017 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
19:10 
Spain

SPAIN TEAM NEWS

As for the away side they line up like this.

De Gea; Carvajal, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Koke, Isco; Iniesta, Morata, Pedro.

Plenty of experience in this Spain team despite those who are missing. Eight of the team play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona. Those who don't are David De Gea, Koke and Pedro.

19:05 
France

FRANCE TEAM NEWS

This is how the home team lines up this evening.

Lloris, Jallet, Koscielny, Umtiti, Kurzawa, Tolisso, Kante, Rabiot, Mbappe, Gameiro, Griezmann

The headline news is exciting youngster Kylian Mbappe makes his first international start.

Elsewhere Adrien Rabiot and Corentin Tolisso also both start with the latter making his international debut.

19:00 

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the international friendly between France and Spain.

Team news is on the way.