France prevail in stormy finale

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 17.45CET
France 2-0 Malta
Lynel Kitambala helped turn the Group 8 match in the hosts' favour before earning the first of three late red cards.
by Aurélien Sagnier
from Stade La Licorne
France prevail in stormy finale
Debutant Yacine Brahimi set up France's opener ©sportsfile
 

Match statistics

FranceMalta

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards1
 
2
Goal attempts9
 
0
Attempts off target12
 
1
Corners8
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
13

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Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 17.45CET

France prevail in stormy finale

France 2-0 Malta
Lynel Kitambala helped turn the Group 8 match in the hosts' favour before earning the first of three late red cards.

France rounded off their disappointing UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign on a winning note in a fractious game.

Both sides arrived in Amiens with their play-off ambitions already ended, yet Malta were determined to at least get off the mark in Group 8 – initially with some success. The introduction of Lynel Kitambala helped turn things in France's favour, however, and the substitute broke the deadlock before the hour when he rose to head in debutant Yacine Brahimi's corner. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa swiftly doubled the advantage and Malta's disappointment was compounded when Mark Scerri and Clifford Gatt Baldacchino were sent off in the final ten minutes, shortly after France goalscorer Kitambala had seen red.

Last updated: 07/09/10 19.19CET

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France

Malta

Malta

1Johann Carrasso (GK) (C)1Henry Bonello (GK)
2Garry Bocaly2Giuseppe Muscat
3Cheikh Mbengué4Steve Borg
4Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
Goal66'
5Ryan Camilleri
5Paul Baysse6Tyron Farrugia (C)
6Damien Marcq
Substitution46'
7John Mintoff
Yellow Card87'
7Jonathan Biabiany
Substitution57'
8Mark Scerri
Red Card83'
8Morgan Schneiderlin9Terence Vella
Substitution60'
9Anthony Modeste
Substitution46'
10Joseph Zerafa
Yellow Card68'
10Yacine Brahimi11Julian Galea
11Franck Tabanou14Richard Chetcuti

Substitutes

16Matthieu Dreyer (GK)12Nicholas Vella (GK)
12Sébastien Corchia3Owen Bugeja
13Kévin Théophile-Catherine13Clifford Gatt Baldacchino
Substitution60'
Red Card85'
14Eliaquim Mangala15Steve Bonnici
15Djamel Bakar
Substitution46'
16Sergio Hili
17Emmanuel Rivière
Substitution57'
17Miguel Ciantar
18Lynel Kitambala
Substitution46'
Goal58'
Red Card80'
18Nigel Rizzo

Coach

Eric Mombaerts (FRA) Edwin Camilleri (MLT)

Referee

Artur Soares Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Fernando Jorge Oliveira Pereira (POR)

Fourth official

Hugo Rodrigues Pacheco (POR)

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