In their final friendly before heading off to Euro 2012, France comfortably beat Estonia 4-0 at the MMArena in Le Mans.
Coach Laurent Blanc began the match with the side likely to lineup against England in their opening game of the European Championships in Donetsk on Monday. And Blanc will have been pleased with the manner of the morale-boosting victory.
Franck Ribery opened the scoring with a stylish strike after 24 minutes. The Bayern Munich man played a delightful one-two with Karim Benzema on the edge of the box that allowed him to burst clear before finishing low past Estonia goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko.
The provider turned scorer with Benzema making it 2-0 before the break. A corner from the right made its way all the way to the Real Madrid striker on the far side of the area and from a difficult angle, Benzema struck an inch-perfect shot with the inside of his foot that went in off the far post.
Benzema was the man to add to France's lead two minutes after the restart. Ribery put an inviting low ball across the face of the six-yard box from the right that gave Benzema the simple task to knock home.
And Les Bleus wrapped-up the scoring in injury time through substitute Jeremy Menez. Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra's low cross took a touch off Olivier Giroud before falling to Menez, who confidently side-footed home at the near post.
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