Euro 2016 Day 6 Reports, Results and Photos

Griezmann, who had been disappointing in the 2-1 win against Romania in last Friday's opening game, looked much sharper and his 90th minute header broke the deadlock.

Deschamps surprisingly dropped stars Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann from the starting XI, only to see the two play vital roles after coming on in the second half of France's second Group A game of the competition.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the second goal against Albania, June 16, 2016.

After the hosts spurned a number of opportunities, the vital moment finally arrived in the 90th minute, when Adil Rami's cross was met by an unmarked Griezmann in between the two central defenders.

However, fast forward twelve months from that loss and France extended their run to one defeat in the subsequent 11 matches with a last-gasp Euro 2016 opening victory over Romania courtesy of Dmitri Payet's magnificent goal.

Philippe Huguen/AFPEngland supporters wave flags and light a flare in central Lille on 15 June, 2016, on the sideline of the Euro 2016 football championship. The Albanians also looked risky from set pieces and could have taken the lead before half time after Ledian Memushaj played a corner short into the box, but Ermir Lenjani's shot was well blocked.

"We have qualified clearly". In the second half, we tried to work down the flanks more and we got more crosses in.

Martial and Coman both took time to settle, the former well-patrolled by Hysaj, although the Bayern star, who just turned 20 on Monday, nearly scored at the start of the second half, heading just wide.

While his predecessor Laurent Blanc rarely tinkered with his team during a game, Deschamps was quick to react when France laboured in a 4-2-3-1 formation in the first half against Albania at the Stade Velodrome in Wednesday's Group A clash.

France's final game in Group A is against Switzerland on Sunday, while Albania play Romania, who were held to a 1-1 draw by the Swiss in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.

"But I think we showed a lot of maturity against the Albanians who made a great game".

Gianni De Biasi's men made different chances to stand out in a gallant execution, yet Griezmann and Payet exchanged them to a whipping which deserts them base of the group stage match.

"We created lots of chances but only managed to score one, unfortunately", said Petkovic.

"To that point, it was all so tight and so tense, there was no space in which to play for either side", Slovakia manager Jan Kozak said, according to ESPN FC. They are the stand-out faces in a France squad brimming over with household names, although Anthony Martial may make a bid for stardom after a solid first season with Manchester United.

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