France took a big stride in securing a place in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup, following a crushing 5-2 win over Switzerland in their second Group E game in Salvador.
The Les Bleus broke the deadlock via Olivier Giroud in the 17th minute when he managed to connect with Mathieu Valbuena's corner and power a header past Diego Benaglio.
Blaise Matuidi doubled France's lead after less than 20 seconds when Switzerland gave the ball away near the edge of the area. Karim Benzema collected the ball before slipping the ball to Matuidi, who made no mistakes as he smashed the ball past Benaglio.
Granit Xhaka finally found the nets for Switzerland near the half hour mark but his goal was ruled out as offside.
Soon after France were awarded a penalty after Johan Djourou brought down Benzema in the box. The Real Madrid striker stepped up but his penalty was kept out by Benaglio. The rebound fell to Yohan Cabaye but his effort struck the crossbar.
However, France did not have to rue over their missed penalty as they soon added a third through Mathieu Valbuena. With only ten minutes remaining in the first half, Giroud whipped a cross towards Valbuena, who found the nets with the simplest of tap ins.
France did not rest on their laurels in the second half as they went further in front through Benzema, who made amends for his earlier penalty miss by slotting the ball past Benaglio from close range.
The Les Bleus made it 5-0 at the 73rd minute through Moussa Sissoko, leaving Switzerland facing their worst ever defeat in the World Cup.
However, the Swiss side were able to score two consolation goals in the closing stages of the game to make the score line more respectable. First Blerim Dzemaili found the nets with an excellent 35-yard free kick in the 81st minute, before Xhaka latched on to a Gökhan Inler assist to fire home from close range.
Catch the highlights of the game below: