Player vs Player Battle: France vs Albania

Siddharth Nair
|Published June 15, 2016

Antoinne Griezmann vs Elseid Hysaj


This might be the most important battle in the game. Napoli’s Hysaj was voted one of the best defenders in the Serie A last year during his time with  Napoli and will be coming into the Euros high on confidence. He will be up against one of the best players in the world in Greizmann.


Greizmann should shade it.

Paul Pogba vs Taulant Xhaka


Pogba will be heading into this match after a good showing in the opening fixture. Taulant Xhaka will be at the heart of the Albanian midfield to ensure that Pogba doesn’t rule that part of the pitch. Pogba might find it tough to rampage through midfield time and again.


Pogba to win.

Dimitri Payet vs  Emir Lenjani

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After a man of the match display, Payet will be looking to build on his impressive start to the Euros. He will be in direct opposition to Emir Lenjani, an accomplished full back who will be expected to make marauding runs along the flanks.


Payet to win.

Oliver Giroud vs Lorik Cana


Giroud is a streaky goal scorer so it will as no surprise if he manages to score another one in this match.  Cana has been around the block and will not be surprised by anything that is thrown at him by Giroud.


Giroud to get this one.

Laurent Koscielny vs Mergim Mavraj


Koscielny is one of the best in the world in his position and he will be marshaling the French defense. Mavraj has played at FC Koln for a few years now and has shown to be a very good midfielder.


The Kos should win this.

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