The French team hoped to have the opportunity to distance Ukraine a little further in these qualifiers 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 many nations salivate. In addition to the Kalimuendo-Gouiri-Ngoumou offensive trio, Sylvain Ripoll, the coach, decided to line up Camavinga-Thuram and Caqueret in the midfield while Wesley Fofana, Badiashile or Pierre Kalulu protected Meslier’s cage.
Faced with a Serbian team that had to prevail to get closer to the top places, the French dominated the match very much. On the technical and physical side, Eduardo Camavinga’s teammates did not manage to prove themselves dangerous. The fault for a lack of precision in the last gesture in the image of Kalimuendo (24th). But by dominating the head and shoulders this game, the Blueberries ended up opening the score logically. It was Nice’s Kephren Thuram who took a good cross from the head of Italian Champion Pierre Kalulu (1-0, 42nd).
Blueberries wide above
When the locker rooms returned, the Blueberries returned with the same intentions and continued to push to try to score the second goal. Serbia, who saw several players come in at half-time to reverse the course of the game, were unable to prove themselves dangerous, unlike France, who were breaking at the break. After a recovery by Eduardo Camavinga, Amine Gouiri went to the goal alone and did not tremble at the end (2-0, 60th).
With a two-goal lead, Sylvain Ripoll’s men quietly managed the end of the match and therefore ended up imposing themselves 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). In France, in the lead, he is six points ahead of Ukraine, which has one game less and wants to qualify for the Euro s’approcher à grands pas.