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France 4-1 Bulgaria

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France beat Bulgaria by 4-1 as Kévin Gameiro, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann find the target.

The home side trailed again at the Stade de France on Friday after conceding an early penalty but bounced back by taking control of the midfield and breaching a porous defence almost at will.

France 4-1 Bulgaria

The Atletico Madrid striker and West Ham midfielder both found the net to add to a brace from Kevin Gameiro at the Stade de France.

Mihail Aleksandrov gave the visitors a shock lead after just six minutes from the penalty spot after Bacary Sagna had upended Georgi Milanov in the box.

But France hit back on 23 minutes, curling a superb cross on to the head of Gameiro who glanced home.

Goals from Kévin Gameiro, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann put them 3-1 up at the break. Gameiro, stylishly celebrating his first international for five years, then completed the scoring with his second goal of the night in the 59th minute.

Gamerio’s second came just before the hour, Griezmann presenting his strike partner with a simple finish to round off the scoring.

France, with four points from two games, are joint top of the group alongside Holland and Sweden. Bulgaria occupy fourth position on three points.