France have started their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign in fine style with a 3-0 away win in Georgia.
The World Cup runners-up got off to a terrific start in Tbilisi when Florent Malouda struck after seven minutes for Les Bleus.
Manchester United striker Louis Saha doubled the visitors' advantage on the quarter-hour mark with a low drive after Arsenal captain Thierry Henry supplied him with a pass.
A minute after the break, Georgia defender Malkhaz Asatiani inadvertently knocked the ball into his own net to give France a three-goal lead.
The Eastern Europeans, currently managed by former Bayer Leverkusen boss Klaus Toppmoller, had no reply in the end, as France joined Group B rivals Scotland in winning their opening qualifying match.
The shock result of the night came in Naples, as world champions Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Lithuania.
Tomas Danilevicius (21) gave the Baltic visitors the lead with a left-footed strike to Marius Stankevicius's cross from the right.
The Azzurri, however, needed only nine minutes to restore parity, as Filippo Inzaghi made it 1-1 after taking a pass from Antonio Cassano.
In the end, Italy had to settle for a very disappointing point to start their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.