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France 14 – 0 Gibraltar: Deschamps’ side biggest-ever victory in Euro 2024 qualifier

France have flexed their Euro 2024 muscle by hitting Gibraltar for 14 in a stunning display from Didier Deschamps side in their latest round of qualifiers to claim their greatest-ever victory, MailOnline reports. 

The French have already sealed their spot for in summer’s tournament by topping Group B, but showed their ruthless streak by scoring seven first half goals from seven different scorers, adding another seven in the second 45 minutes.

It took just three minutes for Deschamps’ side to open the scoring, as Gibraltar defender Ethan Santos put the ball into his own net to give the hosts the perfect start.

A minute later Marcus Thuram doubled their lead before a moment of French football history was made by debutant Warren Zaire-Emery.

In starting the game the PSG teenager became the youngest post-war international for France, and it took him just 16 minutes to become the nation’s youngest-ever goal-scorer, too.

Unfortunately his night would end early as he suffered an injury whilst scoring his history-making goal and was forced off after just 20 minutes.

Undeterred, France made it 4-0 from the penalty spot when Kylian Mbappe slotted home, while things went from bad to worse for the away side as the unfortunate Santos was then shown a red card.

Three goals in four first half minutes then saw France run riot on Gibraltar, with Johnathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman and substitute Youssouf Fofana netting before the break.

The blood-letting continued in the second-half with Gibraltar unable to stem the tide.

The Iberican minnows held off the former World Cup winners for less than 20 minutes after the interval, before Adrien Rabiot netted in the 63rd minute.

Two minutes later, Coman netted his second, before captain Mbappe netted two to more to complete his hat-trick, and Olivier Giroud arrived at the party late with two goals in the space of two minutes.

France’s all-time record goal-scored bagged his first just one minute before normal time, and barely pausing for breadth, the AC Milan striker doubled his tally in the first minute of injury-time.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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