PARIS -- Three observations from France's 2-1 home win over Portugal.
Long way back for Sakho
If one match defines Didier Deschamps' reign to date, it is still the stirring comeback in last November's World Cup playoff against Ukraine at the Stade de France. It was a night that made Mamadou Sakho, with the Liverpool defender a goal scorer and a talisman for Les Bleus' resurrection.
As well as his considerable physical attributes, it was always this sense of being totemic that elevated Sakho above...