Kingsley Coman and Kylian Mbappé sparkling, Jonathan Clauss on his legs… The notes of the Blues after their historic victory

A record offensive festival and a great show. The French team won the biggest victory in its history (14-0) against Gibraltar for its penultimate Euro 2024 qualifying match, Saturday November 18, at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. With fourteen goals scored, many players took the opportunity to shine and showed themselves, especially up front. But in defense, Jonathan Clauss also did a good job.

Mike Maignan: 6/10

The Blues goalkeeper had a very quiet evening. Never worried, he did not have to make a single save and only touched six balls in 90 minutes.

Jonathan Clauss: 8/10

The Marseillais was among the players who had things to show, he took up the challenge. For his 9th selection, the right-back scored his first goal in the blue jersey on a long shot (9th), as well as an almost decisive pass on the first Gibraltarian own goal (3rd). He could have had a few more if his attackers had been more efficient in receiving his good crosses (33rd, 44th, 49th).

Dayot Upamecano: 7/10

Little used, the Bayern Munich player took the opportunity to project himself forward, with good passes to quickly bring the ball up the field. He ensured a solid defensive intervention on Gibraltar’s first attack (3rd). Replaced by William Saliba (81st).

Jean-Clair Todibo: 6/10

In a stadium that is familiar to him, the Nice player put in a solid performance, without particularly getting noticed. Well in place on his only defensive intervention (14th), he also took part in set pieces, but did not appear dangerous.

Théo Hernandez: 6.5/10

Author of the Blues’ first strike in the 2nd minute of play, Théo Hernandez spent the match projecting himself forward and trying to find Kylian Mbappé (9th, 21st). Decisive passer for Kingsley Coman’s first goal (36th).

Youssouf Fofana: 6/10

Entering in the 18th minute to replace injured scorer Warren Zaire-Emery, the Monegasque tried to get in tune. He took advantage of the holes in the opposing defense and the numerous offensives to score his first goal for the selection with a beautiful strike (38th).

Adrien Rabiot: 7/10

As usual, the former Parisian provided shadow work in midfield. He also made a lot of attempts from distance towards goal (five shots). He finally found the net with a strong shot, and added his name to the list of scorers just before leaving (63rd). Replaced by Boubacar Kamara (67th).

Antoine Griezmann: 7/10

The Atlético de Madrid player was valuable in midfield and in construction. The only offensive player not to have registered his name on the list of scorers, it is mainly because he was very altruistic, as if to serve Olivier Giroud on a plate for the 13th goal (89th).

Kingsley Coman: 8.5/10

The French winger lit up the meeting. In view on his right side, where his association with Jonathan Clauss sparked, author of a double (36th and 66th), he did a lot of harm to the Gibraltarians. Involved in the first two goals of the Blues (3rd, 9th), in the center for the achievement of Zaire-Emery (16th), he showed his legs throughout the match to cross and strike (25th, 26th). Replaced by Ousmane Dembélé (67th), author of the 10th goal.

Kylian Mbappé: 8.5/10

Stirring then decisive, the captain of the Blues also made his contribution to the French success. Author of a hat-trick (30th, 74th, 82nd), including the 11th record goal, symbolically, and a superb lob, but also three assists, he became the third top scorer for the France team, overtaking Antoine Griezmann , with 46 goals. He also combined a lot with Théo Hernandez, who often found him well.

Marcus Thuram: 6.5/10

His presence in the area had an impact, and allowed him to score the second goal, which we initially thought was scored against his side by Aymen Mouelhi (5th). He could even have gone for the double a few minutes later if he had not been a little too altruistic and tried to serve Kylian Mbappé (9th). Lots of desire but difficulty in concluding (52nd, 57th). Replaced by Olivier Giroud (67th), author of the 13th and 14th goals (89th).

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