France demonstrated dominance in their Euro 2024 qualifier, overpowering Gibraltar 14-0 in a one-sided affair at the Allianz Riviera. This resounding victory marked Les Bleus’ seventh consecutive win in the qualifying campaign, solidifying their top position in Group B.
The scoring frenzy commenced with an early own goal by Ethan Santos in the third minute, followed by Marcus Thuram doubling the lead just a minute later. Gibraltar faced further adversity when Santos received a red card, reducing them to 10 men after 18 minutes.
Led by captain Kylian Mbappe’s impressive hat-trick, eight other French players found the net, showcasing a remarkable team performance. Teenage debutant Warren Zaire-Emery, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman, Youssouf Fofana, Adrien Rabiot, Ousmane Dembele, and Olivier Giroud all contributed to the historic 14-0 victory.
France’s flawless Euro 2024 qualifying record places them at the top of Group B, securing their spot in the upcoming tournament. The defeat leaves Gibraltar without a point and a goal difference of -35 from seven games.
France 14-0 Gibraltar! pic.twitter.com/efR3P9y8EE
— Footy Tekker (@FootyTekker) November 19, 2023
This remarkable win not only broke France’s previous record of a 10-0 victory against Azerbaijan in 1995 but also set a new benchmark for the biggest victory in a men’s European Championship qualifier, surpassing Germany’s 13-0 win over Malta. In total, Les Bleus unleashed an impressive 39 shots on goal during this historic evening.