France coach Didier Deschamps believes his side could have inflicted a heavier defeat on Moldova after kickstarting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory in Chisinau.
France started their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in convincing fashion with a comfortable 4-1 victory over minnows Moldova in Chisinau.
What the papers say The international break may prove a crucial time for Maurizio Sarri, with Roman Abramovich said to be poised to bring in a new manager. According to the Express, Sunday’s disappointing performance against Everton has put Sarri under more pressure and could lead to the manager being shown the exit door before the domestic season resumes, less than a year after he arrived at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid boosted their LaLiga title bid with a 3-1 victory to leapfrog arch-rivals Atletico into second place in the table after a thrilling Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano.
France forward Kylian Mbappe has played down an injury scare after he limped out of training on Tuesday afternoon as Les Bleus stepped up their preparations for the World Cup.