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'It reminded me of Atletico Madrid' – Griezmann hails beautiful Luxembourg

France star Antoine Griezmann has paid tribute to Luxembourg after the minnows secured an unlikely 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifying match in Toulouse on Sunday.

Although France dominated the game and had 31 shots, the visitors gave a gutsy display and even went close to securing an incredible victory when Telstar winger Gerson Rodrigues hit the post on a counterattack.

Even if the hosts were themselves luckless, the Atletico Madrid star was full of admiration for their opponents, comparing them to Diego Simeone’s side.

Both Griezmann and Pogba hit the bar for the French, while Alexandre Lacazette had a header cleared off the line and visiting goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert had a match to remember.

Despite the draw, France remain top of qualifying Group A, though they must now win fixtures against Bulgaria and Belarus to secure their place at World Cup 2018.


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