France player ratings v Switzerland: Newcastle midfielder shines

Newcastle and France midfielder Moussa Sissoko scored to help guide France to an emphatic 5-2 win over Switzerland.

Hugo Lloris 7 - For large parts of the game he had very little to do, swept well to put off strikers and couldn’t do much about the two goals.

Matthieu Debuchy 5 - Had a very poor game, gave the ball away often, rash challenges and played Switzerland’s second goal onside.

Raphaël Varane 7 - Very solid at the back shut out any Switzerland attack to make it easy for France.

Mamadou Sakho 6 - Didn’t look very sharp and looked like he was prone to making mistakes.

Patrice Evra 6 - Did manage to get forward well but really should’ve scored when he got his opportunity.

Moussa Sissoko 7 - Looked a real force in midfield, drove forward well and got a goal to cap his excellent performance.

Yohan Cabaye 7 - Partnered Sissoko brilliantly and bridged that gap between midfield and attack.

Blaise Matuidi 8 - Matuidi seems to be just getting better and better every time he plays, his pace makes it impossible for defences to handle and he took his goal well.

Mathieu Valbuena 8 - Caused all sorts of trouble for the Swiss defence, and was another of the frenchman who scored.

Olivier Giroud 8 - Started the onslaught with his fantastic header, leapt high to power his header into the far corner.

Karim Benzama 9 - Man of the match. Despite missing a penalty Benzema had a brilliant game, grabbing a couple of assists and a goal for himself in the end. 


Pogba 6 - Always looks sharp and provided the cross for Benzema’s goal.

Koscielny 5 - Came on and didn’t help the defence much, conceding 2 goals.

Griezmann - N/A

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