France crush Iceland in their EURO 2020 Qualifier and go top of their group
World Cup holders France crushed Iceland 4-0 at home to go top of Group H in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
France were looking to go top of their group but needed to win by three goals to go level with Turkey above them, while Iceland would have needed a four-goal cushion to do the same.
Les Blues were donning their impressive-looking new centenary kits, and it was the home side who took the lead when Samuel Umtiti - back after months of problems with recurrent injuries - headed in early on. Kingsley Coman was still out after dropping out just before their 4-1 win over Moldova on Friday night.
In the second half, Birkir Bjarnason went close with a shot from distance to remind France of the dangers of a one-goal lead until Olivier Giroud became the undisputed third-highest goalscorer for his country, with 35 goals, to put France two up.
Olivier Giroud showed his class with the second goal of the game, proving that a team of technical brilliance can often make the most of a straightforward striker. But it was Mbappe who stretched Iceland from the start of the game and kept them on the back foot with his runs down the right, scoring the third goal and setting up the first.
Kylian Mbappe’s goal 10 minutes later ensured that France ended the night on top of their group, and Antoine Griezmann made it four. Mbappe’s goal ensured France top their group, and they meet second-placed Turkey in June with a chance to go three points clear.