France vs Albania by Ashjkc

France tfaces Albania tonight in an objective to go to the next stage of the competition.


Didier Deschamps is expected to play the same line up which won against Romania. We've seen a very lively France-Romania match which displayed many missed occasions.


Albania, on the other hand, are coming into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Switzerland and are still looking for their first European Championship point. They put in a spirited performance against the Swiss in their opening game, despite playing 54 minutes with 10 men after their captain Loric Cana was sent off for two bookable offences. They were unlucky not to equalise in the end as the Swiss had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the game on more than one occasion.


I've managed to collect managers' comments:


Didier Deschamps (France): "There'll be a great atmosphere, the crowd will be really fired up. This is a proper stadium. The new Vélodrome is synonymous with a proper football atmosphere. It's always great to come back – I was last here in 2014. Back then it was still being renovated, but it's nice to be here and see people who I spent time with as a coach and player.


Albania are very organised because they have an Italian coach, who has done a great job. They defend well but don't settle on that – they're good at breaking forward quickly. They work hard and its impressive how much ground they cover. We saw that against Switzerland, where they deserved to equalise at the end."


Gianni de Biasi (Albania): "We know France well. They're playing at home and will be driven on. We'll try to limit as much as possible some of their play and try to break when we get the chance. Kingsley Coman has really skyrocketed in terms of his ability. N'Golo Kante has been a surprise – he was incredible in the Premier League. France are one of the best sides in the world.


We played quite well against Switzerland and blew an opportunity to score. For the best part of an hour we held firm against a good side with a better FIFA ranking than us. We have worked on trying to find the right balance and want put into action everything we have done in training."


I expect the same atmosphere as with Romania here and many goals will be scored. In the process, I see a lot of corners being conceded on both sides, so over 10 corners is a good bet.

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