Match statistics

UkraineFrance

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)48
 
52
Total attempts9
 
16
Attempts on target2
 
11
Attempts off target7
 
5
Attempts blocked1
 
1
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners5
 
6
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
7

Standings

Last updated: 12/02/2013 17:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Matt Spiro, Donbass Arena: France secured their first win at a major finals in six years and they will be mightily relieved. Laurent Blanc’s side had a few nervy moments in the first half but ran out deserved winners with some fine flowing football after the break.
  • 89
    Selin (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    Debuchy (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Konoplyanka (Ukraine).
  • 88
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 88
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    M'Vila (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Dević (Ukraine).
  • 87
    Nasri (France) delivers the corner.
  • 87
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    Andriy Pyatov gets to his right post and palms away the free-kick, which was heading for the top corner. Little more than a routine stop for the keeper, however.
  • 87
    Nasri (France) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) is booked.
  • 86
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Martin (France).
  • 85
    A. Diarra (France) blocks a shot.
  • 85
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) has an effort on goal.
    Yevhen Konoplyanka's ambitious shot from range is charged down and drops harmlessly to Hugo Lloris.
  • 85
    Aliyev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Clichy (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Dević (Ukraine).
  • 84
    M'Vila (France) misses the target.
    Samir Nasri's cross misses Olivier Giroud, but falls to Yann M'Vila, who hits a wild effort over the bar.
  • 82
    Aliyev (Ukraine) misses the target.
    Olexandr Aliyev cannot get the ball to dip and sends it flying over the bar.
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Mexès (France) is booked.
  • 81
    Mexès (France) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Milevskiy (Ukraine).
  • 80
    Giroud (France) misses the target.
  • 79
    Aliyev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Debuchy (France) is booked.
  • 79
    Debuchy (France) is penalised for a foul on Konoplyanka (Ukraine).
  • 77
    Aliyev (Ukraine) takes the corner.
    Another corner goes begging for Ukraine, who have struggled to make the most of their set-pieces today - unlike their opener against Sweden.
  • Substitution
    76
    Giroud (in) - Benzema (out) (France)
  • 73
    Aliyev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Debuchy (France) is penalised for a foul on Konoplyanka (Ukraine).
  • Substitution
    73
    Martin (in) - Ménez (out) (France)
  • 72
    Ribéry (France) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Franck Ribéry flashes a free-kick past the right post from the 'D'.
  • 71
    Khacheridi (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Ribéry (France).
  • 71
    Dević (Ukraine) misses the target.
  • 69
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    68
    Aliyev (in) - Yarmolenko (out) (Ukraine)
  • Substitution
    68
    M'Vila (in) - Cabaye (out) (France)
  • 67
    Milevskiy (Ukraine) is flagged for offside.
    Ukraine's pressure ends in Andriy Yarmolenko's fierce shot - but it hits his team-mate, who had strayed beyond the last man.
  • 67
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) takes the corner.
  • 66
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) takes the corner.
  • 65
    Cabaye (France) misses the target.
    France are toying with Ukraine on the edge of their own box, and after a host of short passes the ball falls to the Newcastle United FC star, and though he powers an effort past the keeper, he cannot find the back of the net.
  • 63
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
  • 62
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    Yet another save by the Ukraine No1, though this one was more straightforward, holding a low effort from Karim Benzema.
  • 62
    Benzema (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    60
    Milevskiy (in) - Nazarenko (out) (Ukraine)
  • 60
    A. Diarra (France) is penalised for a foul on Yarmolenko (Ukraine).
  • Goal
    56
    Cabaye (France) scores!
    France have silenced the home fans - the centre midfielder shooting low past the keeper with his left foot into the bottom-right corner. Picked out wonderfully in the area by Karim Benzema.
  • 55
    Debuchy (France) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    55
    Selin (Ukraine) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 55
    Selin (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Rami (France).
  • Goal
    53
    Ménez (France) scores!
    Jérémy Ménez takes one touch to knock Karim Benzema's pass onto his left foot, and then fires the ball low and hard into the bottom right corner. An excellent finish.
  • 50
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) misses the target.
    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk finds himself in unusual territory, and hits an effort over the bar from just inside the box.
  • 50
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
  • 49
    Shevchenko (Ukraine) misses the target.
    Real end-to-end stuff here - Andriy Shevchenko's wonderful effort from just outside the box curls narrowly past the left post.
  • 48
    Ménez (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 48
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    Andriy Pyatov blocks well with his feet after Jérémy Ménez had worked his way through on goal.
  • 48
    Nasri (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Shevchenko (Ukraine) is flagged for offside.
  • 47
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    46
    Dević (in) - Voronin (out) (Ukraine)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Matt Spiro, Donbass Arena: About an hour later than scheduled, the half-time whistle blows. Two fine saves from Pyatov to deny Ménez and Mexès ensure Ukraine are still level. The co-hosts have been on the back foot but Shevchenko has forced a sharp stop from Lloris.
  • 45+1
    Selin (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Selin (Ukraine).
  • 42
    Gusev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 42
    Benzema (France) fouls.
  • 40
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    40
    Ménez (France) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 40
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Shevchenko (Ukraine).
  • 40
    A. Diarra (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Mikhalik (Ukraine) blocks a shot.
  • 40
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
  • 39
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    At the free-kick Philippe Mexès forces an excellent save from Andriy Pyatov, the keeper diving to his right to impressively keep out the defender's header at the back post.
  • 39
    Mexès (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 39
    Nasri (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Gusev (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Ribéry (France).
  • 38
    Nazarenko (Ukraine) takes the corner.
    Philippe Mexès heads clear impressively as France stand tall defensively.
  • 37
    Nazarenko (Ukraine) takes the corner.
  • 37
    Pyatov (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Benzema (France) is penalised for a foul on Khacheridi (Ukraine).
  • 35
    Lloris (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Shevchenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Rami (France).
  • 34
    Lloris (France) makes a save.
    Hugo Lloris stands strong at his near post as Andriy Shevchenko beat Adil Rami to the ball over the top and bore down on goal.
  • 34
    Shevchenko (Ukraine) has an effort on goal.
  • 33
    Konoplyanka (Ukraine) misses the target.
    Yevhen Konoplyanka cuts in from the left, but sends his shot way over.
  • 29
    Ménez (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 29
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's back-pass is seized upon by the pacy Franck Ribéry, but his excellent cross is hit straight at Andriy Pyatov by Jérémy Ménez at the back post. A glorious chance.
  • 28
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    From Mathieu Debuchy's break, Franck Ribéry picks out Karim Benzema, but the shot from outside the box lacks power and is easily held.
  • 28
    Benzema (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 26
    Ménez (France) misses the target.
    Franck Ribéry nips in and steals the ball from a hesitating Serhiy Nazarenko, who has had a decent start, but Jérémy Ménez fires over from the France winger's pass inside the box.
  • 25
    Yarmolenko (Ukraine) misses the target.
    Serhiy Nazarenko picks out Andriy Yarmolenko on the edge of the area, uses the overlapping Oleh Gusev as a decoy, and hits a low effort just wide of the right post.
  • 18
    Gusev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Benzema (France) is flagged for offside.
  • 17
    Pyatov (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 16
    Ménez (France) is flagged for offside.
    Franck Ribéry dances inside from the elft flank and slips the ball to Jérémy Ménez, but the PSG man strayed beyond the last man.
  • 15
    Gusev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 15
    Mexès (France) is penalised for a foul on Shevchenko (Ukraine).
  • 14
    Debuchy (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Nazarenko (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Debuchy (France).
  • 13
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Clichy (France) is penalised for a foul on Yarmolenko (Ukraine).
  • 12
    Selin (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Konoplyanka (Ukraine).
  • 11
    Gusev (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Benzema (France) is flagged for offside.
  • 11
    Nasri (France) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) is penalised for a foul on Ribéry (France).
  • 10
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    The ball falls to Mathieu Debuchy outside the area, and the right-back lets fly. A comfortable save for the keeper.
  • 10
    Debuchy (France) has an effort on goal.
  • 10
    Nasri (France) takes the corner.
    Samir Nasri plays in a deep ball, but Alou Diarra cannot reach it with his head.
  • 6
    Pyatov (Ukraine) makes a save.
    Andriy Pyatov has two bites at the cherry, but stops Karim Benzema's sighter shot from the edge of the box on the left. Wise move by the Frenchman to test out the keeper in these conditions.
  • 6
    Benzema (France) has an effort on goal.
    Matt Spiro, Donbass Arena: The pitch looks to have coped well with the dramatic hour-long downpour. Benzema immediately tests Pyatov with a curling shot from the left. Has Blanc told his players to shoot on sight? Conditions will be tough for goalkeepers.
  • Play has resumed.
    We're back under way here, and the weather has cleared up considerably. France set about controlling possession from the off.
  • There is a break in play.
  • 4
    Tymoshchuk (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
    The rain is torrential here and lightning cracks overhead as the storm intensifies. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk takes a quick free-kick trying to find a team-mate in the difficult conditions.
  • 4
    Ribéry (France) is penalised for a foul on Yarmolenko (Ukraine).
  • 4
    Khacheridi (Ukraine) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Ménez (France) is penalised for a foul on Khacheridi (Ukraine).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    France kick-off and immediately attack down the left.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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