CELTIC midfielder Olivier Ntcham scored a superb free-kick for France Under-21s on Thursday to help them stay top of their Euro 2019 qualifying group.

The Hoops star stepped up to blast home a wonderful effort from 25 yards on the 81st minute of France's 3-0 win over Bulgaria.

Ntcham's strike, which doubled his side's lead, sent Les Bleus two points clear at the top of Group 9 with a 100 per cent record after four matches.

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Hoops teammate Moussa Dembele also starred in the win, starting in the number nine shirt before being replaced on the 63rd minute. 

Next up, France travel to Slovenia on Monday for a tough test against the second-placed team in their group.

Ntcham, who arrived at Parkhead from Manchester City in the summer for a fee of around £4.5 million, has found the net four times this season for the Bhoys including a strike against St Johnstone last weekend.