Gibraltar were thrashed 0-14 by France in their Euro 2024 Qualifier Group B match at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France on Monday (September 19).
As the score suggests, it was an abysmal performance. Before the game even started, it was clear that France would dominate. France is ranked second in the FIFA rankings, while Gibraltar is a whopping 198th.
As expected, France pushed Gibraltar hard. Santos scored an own goal in the third minute of the first half, followed by Marcus Thurin a minute later. Warren Zaire-Emerick then found the back of the net, and Kylian Mbappe made it 4-0 from the penalty spot before the half-hour mark.
Mbappe added two more goals and three assists to his tally. Jonatan Klose, Youssouf Fofana, Adrian Rabiot, and Ousmane Dembele followed with single goals, while Kingsley Coman and Olivier Giroud added multi-goal performances as France cruised to a 14-0 victory. The result was the highest-goal game in French national team history, and it also broke Germany’s record for most goals in a Euro qualifier. Germany had previously beaten San Marino 13-0 in 2006.
While the victory was a pleasant one for France, it was a nightmare for Gibraltar. Especially for Dale Colling, who started as Gibraltar’s keeper. Football stats site Footmob gave him a rating of 0.9 after the game. That’s certainly a low score that we don’t often see on FootyMob. Colling made six saves in the game, but conceded 14 goals.
Mbappe, on the other hand, who scored three goals and provided three assists on the day, topped the list with a rating of 9.9.