Football: France struggle to see off humble Andorra
Thursday 15 October 1998
Vincent Candela finally broke through the massed Andorran defence in the 53rd minute to score with a low shot under the goalkeeper, Jesus Alvarez. Youri Djorkaeff added the second eight minutes later when he tapped the ball in after Alvarez had blocked a drive from Tony Vairelles. The French goalkeeper, Bernard Lama, only touched the ball twice in play during the 90 minutes.
There were unexpected celebrations for another of Europe's lesser lights, though. Liechtenstein gained their first competitive victory with a 2- 1 win over Azerbaijan in the new Rheinpark in Vaduz.
Mario Frick and Martin Telser scored two in two minutes at the start of the second half, and Liechtenstein hung on after Kurban Kurbanov had pulled one back for Azerbaijan thanks to a brave display from Peter Jehle, their 16-year-old debutant goalkeeper.
In Chisinau, Germany went behind to Moldova when Alexandru Guzun scored in the sixth minute, but they recovered to win 3-1 with two goals from Ulf Kirsten and another from Oliver Bierhoff. Turkey, who beat the Germans on Saturday, came down to earth with a 3-1 home loss to Finland.
Norway needed a late equaliser from Manchester United's Henning Berg to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Albania. In England's group, Sweden won 1-0 in Bulgaria thanks to a goal from Celtic's Henrik Larsson.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United vs Newcastle match report: Brilliant Wayne Rooney scores twice to fire up United's unlikely title challenge
Championship round-up: Emile Heskey back with a bang in Bolton victory
Arsenal vs QPR player ratings: Could anyone outshine new Gunners hero Alexis Sanchez and who was worse than villain Olivier Giroud?
Manchester United 3 Newcastle 1: 'I'm playing like Paul Scholes,' says Wayne Rooney
Sports Quiz of the Year 2014: The Questions
- 1 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 2 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 3 Top 10 travel destinations for 2015: From Haiti and Alaska to Namibia and Iceland
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014 (and one very unlucky giraffe)
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Not specified: Selby Jennings: VP/SVP Credit Quant Top tier investment bank i...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...