We’re getting closer and closer to Euro 2020 and Tuesday night offered up a host of warm-up fixtures.
Here’s what went down …
France vs Bulgaria
Scorers: Griezmann 29′, Giroud 83′, 90′
The World champions finished their tournament preparations with a win over Bulgaria in game where Karim Benzema limped off with a thigh injury.
Antoine Griezmann gave Les Bleus a first half lead with an acrobatic volley before Benzema had to be substituted as a precaution after landing awkwardly on his right leg.
Coach Didier Deschamps confirmed at half-time that the Real Madrid striker only picked up a knock and should be fit to face Germany in seven days time.
Olivier Giroud came on for Benzema and it was he who made it 2-0 with a smart near post finish before tapping in from Wissam Ben Yedder’s cross to make it 3-0 late on.
Spain vs Lithuania
Scorers: Guillamón 3′, Brahim Díaz 24′, Miranda 54′, Puado 73′
An U21 Spain team featuring 10 senior international debutants in the starting line-up took on Lithuania in Leganés, and they went in front early on with Valencia defender Hugo Guillamón converting from a corner.
Brahim Díaz then made it 2-0 when he lashed in from an angle, before Abel Ruiz missed the to make it 3-0 when his effort from the penalty spot was saved.
Into the second half and Juan Miranda did make it 3-0 with a brilliant free-kick into the top corner, before Espanyol’s Javi Puado made it 4-0 with an emphatic finish.
Spain get their tournament under way when they face Sweden in Seville next Monday.
Poland vs Iceland
Scorers: Zieliński 34′, Świderski 88′; A. Gudmundsson 26′; Bjarnason 47′
A late equaliser from Karol Świderski rescued a draw for Poland after what was a tough test against Iceland in Poznan.
Paulo Sousa’s side kick off their tournament against Slovakia in Saint Petersburg next Monday.
Czech Republic vs Albania
Scorers: Schick 18′, Masopust 68′, Čelůstka 89′; Çikalleshi 42′
Czech Republic bounced back from a 4-0 defeat to Italy with a much improved performance and ultimately a victory thanks to goals from Patrik Schick, Lukáš Masopust and Ondřej Čelůstka.
Up next is Scotland in Glasgow next Monday.
Hungary vs Republic of Ireland
Hungary warmed up for their group opener against Portugal with a goalless draw with Ireland in Budapest.