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2-1: Varane scores to send France to the Euros

NEWS | 14/11/2019

The madridista defender opened the scoring for his national team in the win over Moldova.
Varane had a crucial role to play as France beat Moldova (2-1). The Whites' centre-back played the full 90 minutes, and netted the opening goal of the game for his team at the Stade de France. Deschamps' team, who were already guaranteed a place at the Euros following the draw between Turkey and Iceland, celebrated their qualification with the home fans.

Moldova went in front early on, thanks to a Rata strike just 9 minutes' in. The hosts were able to turn the scores around though, after Varane levelled with a header on 35’ and Giroud converted a penalty to make it 2-1. Areola, who is also in the French squad, did not feature in the game.
 
LINE-UPS:
2- Francia: Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappé, Coman (Lemar, 88’), Tolisso, Kanté and Digne.
1- Moldavia: Koselev, Armas, Platica, Posmac, Ionita, Carp, Cociuc, Ginsari (Milinceanu, 74’), Craciun, I. Jardan (Graur, 68’), Rata (Patras, 81').

Goals:
0-1 (min. 9): Rata.
1-1 (min. 35): Varane.
2-1
(min. 79): Giroud.
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