It was a happy night for host France at the Stade Vélodrome tonight they edged past brave Albanian side 2-0 courtesy late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet.
The Les Bleus were expected to win the match comfortably and showed intent from their starting eleven when manager Didier Deschamps dropped below par Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann for Kingsley Coman and Anthony Martial.
Albania manager Gianni De Biasi benched Taulant Xhaka and Odise Roshi for Andi Lila and Ledian Memushaj while Captain Lorik Cana missed out due to a red card he picked up in the first match against Switzerland.
The hosts had the first chance of the game as Dimitri Payet delivered a cross from a freekick which reach Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud but he failed to hit target.
At the other end, Elseid Hysaj puts in a sweet cross for Armando Sadiku who stretched a foot to meet the cross but Hugo Lloris got ahead of him to make avert the danger.
The Eagles nearly scored with a fantastic corner kick routine as Ledian Memushaj rolls an intelligent ball inside the box and Ermir Lenjani made contact but his effort was blocked for another corner. France survived as the first half ended goalless.
At the start of the second half, Deschamps threw on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and it nearly paid off immediately.
Gunners topscorer for last season Giroud sent a cross into the path of Blaise Matuidi who knocks the ball on but Coman heads just wide as it stayed goalless.
Memushaj nearly gave Albania the lead on the night when his header deflects came off the post after a heavy deflection from Bacary Sagna.
France removed Coman for Griezmann and came close to taking the lead as a perfect cross from Patrice Evra was met by Giroud who powers his header unto the post after beating Etrit Berisha goal.
France poured everything forward in a bid to get the winner and the magical Antoine Griezmann got the goal they all needed when he powered in an Adil Rami cross with a minute left on the clock to give the host an all important first goal before Payet added the second to make it 2-0. The Les Bleus are firmly ontop of Group A with six points after two matches.