Remy fires France to victory in Paris

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Friday 05 September 2014

Remy fires France to victory in Paris

Chelsea striker scores fine goal in victory over Spain; Edin Dzeko wraps up win for Bosnia

  • Loic Remy joined Chelsea at the end of the summer transfer window

Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored the winning goal as France defeated Spain 1-0 in Thursday night's friendly in Paris.

The 27-year-old, who signed for the Blues from Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, came on with 59 minutes played and settled the contest 14 minutes later with a fine left-footed strike into the top corner from just inside the edge of the penalty area that gave Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea no chance.

The match featured a host of Barclays Premier League players, with Chelsea trio Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, as well as De Gea and Arsenal's Santi Cazorla, starting for Spain, with David Silva of Manchester City coming on as a second-half substitute.

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris, Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United started for France, with Magpies team-mate Remy Cabella, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and Remy coming on as substitutes.

Elsewhere, Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scored a superb solo goal to help Bosnia-Herzegovina record a 3-0 victory over Liechtenstein in Tuzla.

The hosts, who had Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic in their starting line-up, were already two goals ahead after 14 minutes when Dzeko went on a meandering run down the left before dispatching a powerful drive into the net 10 minutes later.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany showed no signs of injury as he led Belgium to a 2-0 win over Australia in Liege.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Southampton's Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, Everton's Kevin Mirallas and Liverpool's Divock Origi - currently on loan at Lille, also made the starting line-up.

New Manchester United signing Daley Blind joined Old Trafford team-mate Robin van Persie and Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat in the Netherlands team who lost 2-0 against Italy in Bari.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer came on as a late substitute for the Dutch, who conceded both goals and had Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the opening 10 minutes.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, meanwhile, played the full 90 minutes as Croatia defeated Cyprus 2-0 in Pula.

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