GOALS from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud gave France the most comfortable of friendly wins in Paris.

The hosts also struck the woodwork on no fewer than four occasions as they bossed proceedings from start to finish at the Stade de France.

Wales boss Chris Coleman gave youngsters Ethan Ampadu and David Brooks their first taste of senior international football but the visitors were well below par against Didier Deschamps’ men.

France’s dominance began from the off as Wales struggled to deal with the pace and movement of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Kingsley Coman.

Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann helped set up the hosts’ first chance for Corentin Tolisso but he could only blaze his effort wide.

Roles were reversed on 18 minutes when France did take the lead, though Wayne Hennessey will feel he should have kept out Griezmann’s volley.

Played in by Tolisso, Griezmann connected well with the ball and the Wales keeper couldn’t keep it out.

There had been a warning for the visitors prior to that, with Mbappe seeing Hennessey turn his shot against the underside of the crossbar.

The home crowd were seeing the best of their star names and Coman’s electric speed nearly resulted in a second goal in the 25th minute.

Despite being outplayed, Wales did have a great chance to level with their first attempt on goal.

They might have had a penalty for a foul on Joe Ledley, before Chris Gunter made a rare foray forward and side-footed a shot straight at Steve Mandanda.

Normal service was resumed after the interval with Giroud and then Coman going close in quick succession.

However, Coleman’s decision to give debuts to Ampadu and Brooks off the bench and also bring on Ben Woodburn gave Wales the lift they needed.

Brooks and Ampadu were both involved as Aaron Ramsey and Gunter saw efforts kept out by Mandanda, then Joe Allen had an attempt blocked.

Sadly for Wales, France went straight up the other end and Giroud’s shot deflected off James Chester and past a stranded Hennessey.

It could have got worse for the visitors had Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard’s shots gone in instead of hitting the post.

France: Mandanda, Jallet (Pavard 45), Koscielny, Umtiti, Kurzawa, Mbappe (Thauvin 84), Tolisso (N’Zonzi 45), Matuidi (capt), Coman (Martial 73), Griezmann (Fekir 63), Giroud (Lacazette 73): Subs not used: Areola, Varane, Rabiot, Digne, Sissoko, Kimpembe, Costil.

Wales: Hennessey, Chester, Williams (capt), Davies (Woodburn 63), Gunter, Allen, Ledley (Ampadu 64), King (Brooks 64), Taylor, Ramsey, Vokes (Lawrence 83). Subs not used: Maxwell, Evans, Edwards, Lockyer, Bradshaw, Watkins, Ward, Hedges.