France vs. Australia: 6 Things We Learned

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France vs. Australia: 6 Things We Learned
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France demolished Australia 6-0 in a friendly at the Parc des Princes on Friday. Didier Deschamps' side showed a rarely seen clinical edge in defeating the Socceroos, dominating their Southern Hemisphere opponents from first kick to last.

Les Bleus went from famine to feast in spectacular style, racking up four goals inside of 30 minutes. The scoring was complete at 6-0 after just 50. 

Olivier Giroud netted a double en route to victory, with Franck Ribery, Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and even Karim Benzema joining the Arsenal man on the score sheet. 

At the other end, Australia threatened little and France's back line rarely looked flustered.

Despite it not being a FIFA World Cup qualifier, the result sets Deschamps' side up well for Tuesday's clash with Finland. It also bodes well heading into any potential play-off fixture Les Bleus may find themselves faced with.

Here are six things we learned from the match from a French point of view.

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