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Ukraine 0 – France 2

Karim Benzema en équipe de France

Karim Benzema played a part in both France’s goals (Photo: Wikipedia)

Group D
Ukraine vs France (0:2)
Donbass Arena, Donetsk.

The heavens opened and the match was halted no sooner than it started.

Thunder, lightning and torrential rain washed the game out in the fifth minute. Fans from the front seats ran to the back.

After the game started fifty-five minutes later, Karim Benzema was the first to see if Andriy Pyatov was alert after the lengthy break.

Let’s just say that the biggest excitement was the weather and the restart was a damp squib.

Let’s hope the second-half gets back to normal.

Half-time: Ukraine 0 – France 0

Ukraine didn’t get off to the start they might have wanted but France were skimming across the water with the wind in their sails.

The World United Through Football Ukraine 0 – France 1 (53 mins)
Jérémy Menez started the game ahead of Florent Malouda and justified his selection when he finished off a move from Ribery and Benzema.

The World United Through Football Ukraine 0 – France 2 (56 mins)
Cabaye made it two just three minutes later, getting on the end of a lucky bounce from Benzema.

Two goals in thirty minutes was a big ask for Ukraine, even with the home crowd behind them.

Final Score: Ukraine 0 – France 2

Teams

Travel to Ukraine
12-Andriy Pyatov; 3-Yevhen Khacheridi, 17-Taras Mikhalik, 2-Yevgen Selin, 9-Oleg Gusev; 18-Serhiy Nazarenko, 4-Anatoliy Tymoschuk, 19-Yevhen Konoplyanka, 11-Andriy Yarmolenko; 7-Andriy Shevchenko, 10-Andriy Voronin.

Travel to France
1-Hugo Lloris; 5-Philippe Mexes, 4-Adil Rami, 22-Gaël Clichy, 2-Mathieu Debuchy; 18-Alou Diarra, 11-Samir Nasri, 6-Yohan Cabaye; 7-Franck Ribéry, 10-Karim Benzema, 14-Jérémy Menez.

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June 15, 2012 - Posted by | Euro 2012, France, Match Reports, Ukraine | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. france look good but they needed to win this sucker. England scored a comeback win over sweden. The race is on.

    Comment by thegeeman | June 15, 2012 | Reply

    • Boy were England lucky in the Sweden game. They looked burried.

      Comment by Michel | June 15, 2012 | Reply

      • You bet your sweet butt they were.

        Comment by thegeeman | June 15, 2012


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