Following their hard fought 2-0 victory over Albania on Wednesday, France has officially clinched the first spot in the knockout rounds of Euro 2016. The Albanians held out for as long as they possibly could, but France notched two goals after the 89th minute to officially eliminate them from the competition.
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman was inserted into the starting lineup alongside Manchester United’s Anthony Martial. The two replaced Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann in the starting eleven as Didier Deschamps was looking for a pickup following the nation's disappointing opener against Romania.
In the first game, Coman became the youngest French player to ever play in a major international competition. Now, he’s the youngest player to ever start a game in a major competition.
Coman played well out wide on the left, and he even had a header go just wide of the post shortly after the halftime restart. Coman was removed for Griezmann, and it was the Atletico Madrid star that scored the winner.
The extended run for Coman could be invaluable for him as France looks to progress in the tournament. He even took the time during the game to eviscerate an opponent.
France will play Switzerland in the final game of Group A on June 19.