Les Bleuets dominate Serbia and take off at the top of the group

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The France hopeful team had the opportunity to distance Ukraine a little more during these qualifications for the Euro U21 by winning this Thursday against Serbia. Leaders of their group and still undefeated in this campaign, the Blueberries presented themselves with a team that has something to make a good number of nations salivate. In addition to the attacking trio Kalimuendo-Gouiri-Ngoumou, Sylvain Ripoll, the coach, decided to align Camavinga-Thuram and Caqueret in the midfield while Wesley Fofana, Badiashile or even Pierre Kalulu protected Meslier’s cage.

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Faced with a Serbian team that had to win to get closer to the first places, the French largely dominated the meeting. Above technically and physically, the teammates of Eduardo Camavinga failed, however, to be dangerous. Blame it on a lack of precision in the last gesture like Kalimuendo (24th). But by dint of dominating the match head and shoulders, the Bleuets ended up opening the scoring logically. It was the Ni├žois Kephren Thuram who headed in a good cross from the Italian Champion Pierre Kalulu (1-0, 42nd).

Blueberries far above

When they returned from the locker room, the Bleuets came back with the same intentions and continued to push to try to score the second goal. Serbia, which saw several players enter at half-time to reverse the course of the match, did not manage to be dangerous, unlike France, which made the break on the hour mark. After a recovery from Eduardo Camavinga , Amine Gouiri went alone to the goal and did not tremble at the time of conclusion (2-0, 60th).

With this two-goal lead, Sylvain Ripoll’s men quietly managed the end of the game and therefore ended up winning very logically. And the score could have been more severe if Mohamed-Ali Cho had been more realistic in front of goal (75th, 78th, 80th). France, in the lead, takes a six-point lead over Ukraine, which has one game less and sees qualification for the Euro fast approaching.

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