UEFA Euro 2012 Results – France Vs England Match Report
Euro 2012 Result France – England
France started the better of the two sides in the opening exchanges with Franck Ribery and Samir Nasri who both started well causing some threat in the final third of the pitch. England have the best opportunity to score in the first half an hour with James Milner taking the ball around the frech keeper only to poke wide.
The first goal of the first Euro 2012 group D game was scored by England defender Lescott with a header from an excellent Steven Gerrard free-kick. No less that 5 minuts later this time France have a free-kick and Alou Diarra directs a powerful header which brings a good save out of England goalkeeper Joe hart.
France for the next few minutes were camped in front of the England penalty area and the French score their first goal of the competition with a long range effort finding the bottom corner of Joe Harts goal by Samir Nasri. France then continued to dominate the possession and most of the the rest of the first half.
The second half began much like the first with france looking more dangerous with the ball than England but as the first 5 minutes end England stared to work their way more into the game. With the first 15 of the second half gone the game had become much more even with England perhaps having more of the possession but failed to really turn that into a goal threat.
Much of the second half was even with both teams having chances with the Referee not having a good game missing some blatant fouls mainly from France but further into the game they went the more frustrated England become.
Towards the closing minutes of the match both teams seem content with a draw, England make some attacking substitutions with Defoe and Walcott coming on. England perhaps have the best last chance of the game with a great ball whipped in by Milner that is put behind for a corner.
Benzema is still proving a threat with a very long range effort which was smartly saved by Joe Hart. France were more skillful in the game but England but England were solid defensively.
The referee was Nicola Rizzoli from Italy and he most would say he had a fairly poor game