Already radiant against Denmark, the playmaker delighted again in Slovenia. He shows up from the start of the match with a high recovery (2nd) before chaining strikes (10, 12th, 15th). All French actions go through Rayan Cherki. The Lyonnais scored the first goal. Found by Johann Lepenant, the Blues n°10 alerts Arnaud Kalimuendo in the area, who then shifts Bradley Barcola, who opens the scoring. The Lyon striker will finally be rewarded with a goal after his right-footed strike (50th) before missing the double by nothing (68th). Replaced by Maghnes Akliouche (72nd) after a full match.
Very discreet in the game, if not invisible, the neo-Parisian will prove effective. Bradley Barcola perfectly adjusts his volley to open the scoring just before the break (45th) and rewards his entire team. He then made the last pass on Rayan Cherki's goal (51st), before scoring twice on a shin goal (57th). Replaced by Sekou Mara (80th) at the end of the match.
Already the author of a superb double save against Denmark, the French goalkeeper was once again decisive. The Toulousain once again author of two stops in the space of a few seconds (18th). More calm then, Guillaume Restes maintained his vigilance and made two new saves at close range (59th, 60th). Few stops in total but always decisive and spectacular.
The bad news from this match. Yet very prominent, and a priori very fit at the start of the meeting, Arnaud Kalimuendo had to give up his place when he returned from the locker room. On the last action before the break, the striker collapsed to the ground after a poor recovery and a visibly injured thigh.
Already crumbly against Denmark, the French defense did not impress much more in Slovenia. The hinge had very little impact and the full-backs, often high at the request of Thierry Henry, sometimes lag behind the opposing counterattacks. It will certainly be necessary to review the formula for the French coach.