ODSONNE EDOUARD took centre stage when he scored two goals in the 4-0 win for the France Under-21 side in the friendly over Albania last night.

The Celtic ace, who got the ball rolling in the 2-0 victory at Ibrox on Sunday, came on as a second-half substitute with his country leading by a goal against stubborn competition.

Edouard, who was linked with a sensational summer move to Monaco that broke down, was unstoppable as he slotted away two typically nonchalant finishes.

ALLEZ HOOPS…Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard is congratulated by a French Under-21 team-mate after one of his strikes against Albania.

He capitalised on some confusion to chip in the first goal in the 77th minute and swept in the second after a cutback from the right, the ball ricocheting into the net off the keeper’s right-hand post.

Edouard must have impressed coach Sylvain Ripoll’s  and could now be in contention for a starting place in the upcoming Euro Under-21 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Slovakia next month.

Amine Gouiri opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and Dan-Axel Zagadou completed the rout in stoppage-time.

Edouard has hit the ground for club and country this term with six goals in 11 appearances after bringing down the curtain in fine style with a double salvo against Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final to seal the historic treble treble.

AGONY AND ECSTASY…Odsonne and his French colleagues are delighted as Albanians are dejected.


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