Although it is more qualifying and attractive than in the Netherlands, the French team has dominated Uruguay's mitigation on Tuesday for its final 2018 (1-0). A great end of a calendar year end marked by the title of the world champion.
The Blues had an assault to be forgiven before the end of the year. He's done with a victory against Uruguay on Tuesday in a friendly (1-0), at a minimalist score that does not reflect the quality of the copy made in the Stade de France. Because the men of Didier Deschamps showed a totally different face than one shown on Friday in the Netherlands (2-0), they had brought back a loss, which ultimately restricted the edge of the Fifth Final the Country Alliance. He was even more anxious and applied in the defensive period, including strong middlefield pressures and the enchanting Rami-Sakho person for his first association since 2013 (the same as When Prespe Kimpembe replaces second half an hour), the French have received their unique opportunity in the 83 minutes.
An excellent sign after being shot in the shovel at their last three out and agreed 6 goals in their last four games. This time, Hugo Lloris saw himself unemployed and certainly will not complain. He returns to 4-2-3-1, after 150 minutes in 4-3-3 since the victory against Germany in mid-October (2-1), also restored liquidity to & # 39; r game sarhaus blues. Due to Tanguy Ndombele and Antoine Griezmann in the baton, the French have triggered great movements, often in touch. They smiled Uruguayans late and they deserved to take the opportunity before the break, if Kylian Mbappé had not harvested two face-to-face, and one of them earned an injury after rarely half an hour .
The presentation brought the score back from the locker room and the Blues continued to press the accelerator, before dropping the feet during a quarter hourly hour, under the effect of physical tiredness and many changes . Perhaps they will unfortunately have no better contrasting situations to go away, due to the lack of better transition periods that could have been expensive too without leaving Uruguayans to settle. But the Celeste, as in the quarter quarter of the last World Cup, did not have the weapons to the real distress of these French. Who gave the year 2018 a nice bench to this deservedly, with this title from the world champion last summer.
Movie of the game
Mbappé makes the difference a full axle before opening on the left, a beautiful cross to Matuidi. The Blues center touches Giroud, who throws himself to resume. But the Chelsea assault finds the frame in a closed angle.
When falling a long balloon on which Giroud had been wrenched, Griezmann Mbappé was launched perfect in a deep left outside depth. The Laxalt PSG assault is for the race and stands alone against Campana. But losing his ball stungs against Uruguay's goalkeeper and loses the frame close.
Ndombele discovers a light pass to launch Mbappé to the end of the offside. Bleus's assault pushes his ball too far on his behavior and presses on Campana, author of an authorized departure in his feet. The former Monegasque is also a big fear as he falls on his right shoulder.
52 minutes (1-0)
Blues Penalty. After a nice joint action, the Ndombele center for F.Mendy, which gives Griezmann a full axle. He drops himself to take again, by Mendez before going back on his chances and M.Caceres opposes the hand to avoid the goal. The referee whistles logically and Giroud converts the penalty by placing the ball in the small net of Campana, but goes on the right hand side.
Another great French sequel, starting with a heelade from F.Mendy for Ndombele. Griezmann, an OL midfielder, who turns and presents a beautiful ball lies over the defense for his partner. Ndombele before leaving Campana, but falls on Uruguay's goalkeeper.
Moving to the right after a very clean ball lift of French, Thauvin addresses a law center. But there is an adventure and this ball turns a shooting, which is not far from lobbying Campana. Celeste keeper saves the ball with fingers in front of his goal line.
Finally, an opportunity for Uruguay. Exceptionally on the right, Cavani is back on his left foot and presents a beautiful ball in the back of France's defense to J.Rodriguez, which is covered by Pavard. The countryside assaulting a midfielder is trying to get quite close, but it's twisted and Loris strikes the ball. A big break for the Blues.
Tops and flops
Ndombele He took advantage of his first tenancy to prove that his talent has everything to transform internationally. An incredible game was made, in the volume for recovery and in technical accuracy. Brilliant is also in his projection, which is triggering the action of the penalty, after a lovely pass to Mbappé and before a goalball late in the game.
As his partner in OL, F.MENDY had had a great chance to score points to settle in the French group and was captured. Cleanly defensive, left side has a feast by multiplying the flood and showing a great control ball at the foot. Personality and an interesting agreement already with Matuidi as with Griezmann.
Until otherwise proved, Griezmann is the head of world champions and there is no reason to question 4-4-2 as long as possible. After exile on one side in the Netherlands, Atlético Madrid's attacker found the axle with happiness against Uruguay. The French offenders organized a good talent and became apparent as the metronome in the game. Grand Seigneur leaves the penalty to Giroud.
As in World Cup quarter rounds, L.SUAREZ he did not explain at the top of the Uruguayan assault against the Blues. The three central defenders who failed to mark did not allow him anywhere to move and was frustrated by not knowing what to do with honeybread. Day without FC Barcelona attacker.
If Uruguay has suffered so much at this meeting, it's because it is TORREIRA-F.VALVERDE He took the water in the middle field. Ndombele and N.Kanté corrected both men, having a small effect on restoring the ball and failing to release weight to send things first. Celeste is difficult to exist in these conditions.
Outside the center on the right, an unusual job for him, Bentancur she did not really press the events in her hall. And when he chose to focus on touching balloons in a more comfortable situation, he rarely used them. The best when he got to recover late in the game, but often an attitude to the limit.
Referee to report
Davir Skomina's flawless game, who made the right decisions regularly in the game and gave Blues a logical penalty in the second phase. Work well, including warnings given to Uruguay late in the game.
The game sheet
Friendly / FRANCE – URUGUAY: 1-0
Stade de France (70,000 viewers around)
Cold Weather – Hard Lawn
referee : M.Skomina (Slofenia / 5)
nod : Giroud (52 sp) for France
warnings : Griezmann (92ain) for France – Bentancur (79th) and Mendez (82) for Uruguay
forgive him : None
Lloris (cap) (5) – Pafard (5), Rami (6), Mr Sakho (6) then Kimpembe (46 / 6), F.Mendy (6) – Ndombele (7) then Fekir (71st), N.Kanté (6) – Mbappé (without scale) then Thauvin (34th / 5), Griezmann (6) then Mr.Sissoko (93rd), Matuidi (6) then N & Z; Zonzi (63rd) – Giroud (5) then Plea (80th)
He did not take part : Areola (g), S.Mandanda (g), Digne, D.Sidibé, Varane, O.Dembélé
selector : D.Deschamps
Campana (6) – M.Suarez (5), Mendez (6), M.Caceres (4), Laxalt (5) – Bentancur (5), Torreira (4) then J.Rodriguez (74th), F.Valverde (4) then De Arrascaeta (60th), Vie (4) – Cavani (cap) (5), L.Suarez (3)
He did not take part : M.Silva (g), E.Velazquez, Lemos, Cabaco, Pereiro, Lodeiro, C.Sanchez, M.Gomez
selector : O.Tabarez