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France faced Andorra in matchday six of the Euro 2020 Qualifiers in what seemed to be far from an evenly matched game. With the world champions aiming to retain the top spot from Turkey in group H, surely Raphaël Varane and co. were looking to dominate the game and win big. And indeed, they absolutely dominated the extremely one-sided game with France having 84% of the possession, evidence of how unmatched these two teams were.

With this 3-0 win, France stay on top in group H ahead of Turkey who also got a big win against Moldova yesterday.

We will take a closer look at how both teams set their tactics up in this tactical analysis.


Euro 2020 Qualifiers: France vs Andorra - tactical analysis tactics
Both team’s lineups

France (4-2-3-1)

Deschamps deployed his team in a similar system for this game having crushed Albania 4-1 in their previous game. Still using a 4-2-3-1 system, there were four changes made in terms of personnel.

A pair of defensive-minded full-backs, Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernández both sat in the bench in this game. Léo Dubois and Lucas Digne started at the right-back and the left-back berths respectively – both of whom possess excellent attacking qualities very much needed to help France unlock Andorra’s stubborn defence.

Again, Deschamps played two box-to-box midfielders in this game with Corentin Tolisso once again starting, partnering with Moussa Sissoko, who replaced Juventus’ Blaise Matuidi.

Lille’s wonderkid Jonathan Ikoné made his way into the starting 11 for this game, replacing Thomas Lemar.

To read the full tactical analysis of this match- click here

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