Antoine Griezmann pulls off a stunning no-look nutmeg vs Albania in the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Saturday at the Stade de France.
France made quick work out of Albania in their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match on Saturday. The world champions scored an emphatic victory as they beat the Albanian side 4-1 in their Group H match courtesy of Kingsley Coman, Olivier Giroud and Nanitamo Ikone.
Coman opened the proceedings for France in the 8th minute itself before scoring again in the 68th minute. Goals from Giroud and Ikone gave them a 4-0 lead in the match. Albania scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute but it was too little too late.
Antoine Griezmann pulls off a stunning no-look nutmeg vs Albania
Antoine Griezmann may not have the best of days in the office yesterday. However, he left the match with a remarkable moment to his name. With the ball near the opponent’s box, Antoine Griezmann hit a no look back heel pass that escaped from between the opposition player’s legs.
A no-look, nutmeg, back-heel pass 🤤🤤🤤
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) September 8, 2019
Griezmann could have easily found his name on the scorer’s sheet through a penalty. Unfortunately, he sent the ball crashing to the crossbar instead. He jokingly blamed the embarrassing effort on his wife after the match. However, his embarrassment does not compare to the humiliation Albania had to go through before the match had even begun.
Before the kick off, the Albanian team had lined up for their National anthem. What played through the speakers however, was the national anthem of Andorra!
Confusion ensued as the stadium announcer issued an apology to Armenia. Yes, you read that right. The apology was made to Armenia, another team that was not present in the field. Quite an eventful day it was at the Stade de France.
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