Les Bleus are top of Group D, and from there they will be aiming to kick on...
Back At The Top
There were anxious moments during France’s 2-0 victory over Romania on Saturday night, but ultimately Laurent Blanc’s men did the required job, picking up three points to move to the summit of Group D, where they’ll look to reside for the remainder of the campaign.
Echoes of the frustrating 1-0 home defeat by Belarus were apparent when the Tricolorii visited the Stade de France. For a long period les Bleus were frustrated, and gradually their visitors grew in confidence. But instead of ceding the advantage, France took it. Loic Remy drilled a low angled drive into the net on 83 minutes before Dimitri Payet set-up Yoann Gourcuff for the second in stoppage time.
All of the chief protagonists were substitutes, leaving the French media purring over Blanc’s ability to change things from the bench.