Tricolor demonstrated class, again dominated, combined and pushed, while the Ukrainians, conscious of opponents strength and with the 3 points in the pocket from the first round, looked for their chance from the counterattack. Half time ended 0-0, and both sides have missed the some “golden” opportunity.
The French for 53 minutes did not have the recipe how to score to the phenomenal Ukrainian goalkeeper Pyatov. However, after Menez used his third chance of the match, it was easier for the Tricolor´s. Two minutes later, Cabaye struck for 2-0 and the French entered the first victory in major competitions since the World Cup in Germany 2006. French unbeaten srtike is now incredible 23 games.
Highlights : Ukraine 0-2 France (Menez 53, Cabaye 56)
France has one more match, with Sweden in the final round of the group, but France, which we saw today is a team that might go very far. To the top!
UKRAINE (4-4-2): Pyatov, Selin, Khacheridi, Mikhalik, Tymoshchuk, Gusev, Yarmolenko (68. Aliyev), Nazarenko (60. Milevskiy ), Konopljanka, Shevchenko, Voronin (46. Devic);
FRANCE (4-3-2-1): Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Mexès, Clichy, Cabaye ( 68. M’Vila), Ribéry, Nasri, Ménez ( 73. Martin), Diarra, Benzema (75. Giroud).