Benjamin Pavard, France

Pavard wonder goal fires France to victory

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It was a successful evening of internationals for FC Bayern players. Benjamin Pavard scored the winning goal in France's 1-0 victory in Ireland, while Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Gibraltar with the Dutch national team. has rounded up how the international matches went from an FCB perspective.

Pavard delights France

Benjamin Pavard France
Benjamin Pavard's stunning strike off the underside of the bar earned the French a 1-0 win in Ireland.

After their opening 4-0 win over Netherlands, France made it two out of two in EURO 2024 qualifying with a 1-0 success against Republic of Ireland. Bayern defender Pavard won it for Les Bleus with a long-range screamer off the underside off the crossbar in the 50th minute. As well as Pavard, who was on the pitch until the 81st minute, FCB teammate Dayot Upamecano also started for the French. Kingsley Coman did not feature in Dublin.

Comfortable win for De Ligt and Blind

Matthijs de Ligt, Netherlands
Matthijs de Ligt started in Netherlands' 3-0 win against Gibraltar.

After that emphatic opening defeat to France, Netherlands claimed their first win of the new qualifying campaign on Monday night, beating Gibraltar 3-0 in Rotterdam. Bayern defender de Ligt started and played 76 minutes, while Blind was introduced in the 63rd minute - the 33-year-old's 100th appearance for his country. Ryan Gravenberch was an unused substitute.

João Cancelo watches Portugal victory

On Sunday, Portugal eased to a 6-0 away win in Luxembourg. FCB's João Cancelo was not involved.

Germany made a winning start to the new international year:

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