Euro: Group A: France vs. Albania, 6/15/2016

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  1. Evilo

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    Pains me for Albania. They played without their top defenseman and captain and deserved the point.
     
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    lmao the Albania manager just hit his assistant or whoever that was
     
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    This isn't an attack on you, cause I've seen these comments everywhere from countless people, but these kind of remarks really annoy me. They qualified, finished ahead of Serbia and Denmark if memory serves. These guys are playing their hearts out and will have lost by one goal to Switzerland and France. So full marks to them in their maiden tournament.
     
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    Payet!
     
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    Wow!
     
  7. Evilo

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    Well unconvincing 2-0 win is more like it.
     
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    They didn't get any relief. Yet the Albanian goalie didn't really have any hard safe to make. They did what they could, but they were not superb.
     
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    Payet is brilliant
     
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    Payet makes sure France wins and moves on.

    2-0 though is unfair to Albania who have played a good game.
     
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    Glad Payet got that, another MotM
     
  12. Evilo

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    Wouldn't say Payet was the best. I'd vote Kanté once again.
     
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    Payet have been a favourite player of mine since he played in Lille and this guy just gets better with age. Amazing.
     
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    Yeah, Kante was better than Payet.
     
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    I only saw the last third of the game. But he was constantly buzzing, a joy to watch that kid
     
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    Albania have to open up now for their final game, as they likely need to win by at least two goals. France unconvincing but they won't face a threat until the semis, they will face more of these bunker teams
     
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    No doubt Payet seems in a lot of confidence.
    Before this year, he had stretches like that and then was invisible for a longer stretch. This year, he's hot every game.

    But Kanté was better tonight. He was better last time too until the Payet goal.
     
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    Well that's a threat !
     
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    Even in 98 we were playing poorly but still easily beat the weaker teams in the group stage.

    *sigh*
     
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    They've needed goals in the very very late stages of the first two games to win. Not sure why you'd say they won't face a threat.
     
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    Full marks to them, but my gripe is with the number of teams in this tournament. Going from 16 to 24 has clearly led to these sort of games where several teams are clearly over-matched but their game tactics solely involve parking the bus and time wasting...I know results like draws and points are good for their respective nations, but it doesn't make for pleasant watching.
     
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    Well, the 98 team was much better.
     
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    OMG Ballack and Twellman... How can you host a tournament like this and have such awful commentary.
     
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    France's group has teams that can't create offense to save their lives

    Looking forward to Rami-Sagna-Evra vs teams that have actual firepower
     
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    They won't face an attacking team until the semis thanks to UEFA's unbalanced knockout stage where the winners of A and D don't face a group winner until the semis while the Group E winner faces Group D runner-up then a group winner already in quarters

    France will win the group likely, then in the R16 likely Ukraine (if they beat NIR) then in the quarters potentially the winner of runner-up B/runner-up F (I would guess Wales/Hungary)
     

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