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Half-Time Report: Antoine Griezmann hands France advantage

France lead Armenia 1-0 at half time in their friendly thanks to Antoine Griezmann's 36th-minute effort.

Antoine Griezmann's 36th-minute goal is the difference as France lead Armenia 1-0 at half time in their international friendly.

France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates with France's forward Karim Benzema after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Armenia on October 8, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France. © Getty Images

The home side began on the front foot and only a brave block prevented Yohan Cabaye from giving the hosts an early lead.

Mamadou Sakho then headed over the bar from a corner, but Armenia slowly grabbed a foothold in the game and Hugo Lloris had to be alert to keep out Zhora Hovhannisyan's effort.

A few moments later, Artur Sarkisov came within inches of tapping home Karlen Mkrtchyan's cross, but the midfielder couldn't quite stretch enough to apply the finishing touch.

Gevorg Kasparov was then called into action twice in quick succession to deny Karim Benzema and Patrice Evra, but there was little he could do to prevent Griezmann from putting France ahead with an unerring strike into the far corner.

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Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick with Patrice Evra during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
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