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Remy strike earns France win

Chelsea new-boy Loic Remy struck deep into the second half to give France a 1-0 friendly win over Spain in Paris.

Remy, who signed for the Blues for 10.5million from QPR last weekend, came off the bench in the 58th minute of Thursday's encounter between the Euro 2016 hosts and the reigning European champions at the Stade de France and was on target a quarter of an hour later.

The 27-year-old blasted home a left-footed shot from inside the area past David De Gea after excellent build-up play involving Mathieu Valbuena, Moussa Sissoko and Karim Benzema.

Earlier in the second half, Benzema thought he had opened the scoring from Sissoko's pass but was frustrated to see the assistant referee had raised his flag for offside.

Remy's new club team-mates Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas endured a frustrating evening and were withdrawn midway through the second half.

Ten minutes after Remy's goal, substitute David Silva slid a shot just wide of Hugo Lloris' far post but that was as close as the visitors came to an equaliser.

Spain open their European qualifying Group C campaign away to Macedonia on Monday night, while France are back in friendly action on Sunday when they take on Serbia in Belgrade.

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