Newcastle United midfielder Sissoko shines for France against Iceland

France's Moussa Sissoko in action with Iceland's Birkir Bjarnason

The midfielder was in impressive form for France in the win over Iceland.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action against Iceland

Newcastle United star Moussa Sissoko was in fine form for France as they beat Iceland this weekend.

The Euro 2016 hosts met Iceland on Sunday evening looking to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

They were favourites for the clash but wary after watching the minnows knock out England in the last 16 stage last week.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action with Iceland's Birkir Bjarnason

Unlike Roy Hodgson’s side though, the French did not take anything for granted as they ran out 5-2 winners in a scintillating clash between the two sides.

One man who was in impressive form was Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who was handed a start on the right wing by manager Didier Deschamps.

As the stats provided by WhoScored show he was in fine form throughout the game.

He registered 70 touches in total, with just two of those proving to be unsuccessful ones for him. He also posted two shots and four dribbles, the latter of which was the most of any French player in the game.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action with Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson

His passing was solid too, registering 48 in total, three of which were key passes, and he enjoyed an overall pass success of 91%.

He even played his part defensively as he managed three tackles, two interceptions and one clearance in total in an all round impressive display.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action with Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson

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