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Patient France win at second attempt

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 16.45CET
Slovenia 1-3 France
France opened their 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a win in a rescheduled match in Velenje.
by Martin Pavcnik
Patient France win at second attempt
France U21 coach Eric Mombaerts ©AFP
Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 16.45CET

Patient France win at second attempt

Slovenia 1-3 France
France opened their 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a win in a rescheduled match in Velenje.

France opened their 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win in their rescheduled match against Group 8 opponents Slovenia on Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rain
The contest in Velenje was due to take place on Friday but a waterlogged pitch forced the postponement. The delay had little effect on the visitors who took a first-half lead through Anthony Modeste and added two further goals after half-time to render Rene Mihelič’s strike for the hosts as little more than consolation.

Late own goal
Modeste put France in front 18 minutes in with an impressive solo effort and their lead was doubled just prior to the interval when Djamel Bakar slalomed through the home defence before finishing past Jan Oblak. Slovenian captain Mihelič gave his side a glimmer of hope when he pulled a goal back on 69 minutes, but team-mate Matija Skarabot turned into his own net in added time to put the result beyond doubt. France now top Group 8 with three points while Slovenia are bottom.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.15CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

France

France

1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
1
PlacideJohnny Placide (GK)
2
SkubičNejc Skubič
2
BocalyGarry Bocaly
3
ŠkarabotMatija Škarabot
Goal90+1
3
MbenguéCheikh Mbengué
4
BačinovićArmin Bačinović
Substitution46
4
DerviteDorian Dervite
5
BalažicGregor Balažic
5
SakhoMamadou Sakho
6
MijatovičBoris Mijatovič
6
CapoueEtienne Capoue
Yellow Card72
Substitution72
7
TolimirNikola Tolimir
Yellow Card49
7
BakarDjamel Bakar
Goal43
8
OmladičNik Omladič
Substitution70
8
SissokoMoussa Sissoko (C)
9
MatavžTim Matavž
Yellow Card51
9
ModesteAnthony Modeste
Goal18
Substitution82
10
MiheličRene Mihelič (C)
Goal69
Substitution84
10
SankharéYounousse Sankharé
Substitution64
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
11
SakoBakary Sako

Substitutes

12
VidmarNejc Vidmar (GK)
16
Thuram-UlienYohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)
13
MajerAleš Majer
12
BayssePaul Baysse
14
GeričDejan Gerič
Substitution46
13
M'VilaYann M'Vila
Substitution64
15
VidovičJovan Vidovič
14
N'GoyiGranddi N'Goyi
Substitution72
16
MarčetaDanijel Marčeta
Substitution70
15
GueyeMagaye Gueye
Substitution82
17
PlutVito Plut
Substitution84
18
NimaniFrédéric Nimani
18
IličićJosip Iličić
22
N'ZonziSteven N'Zonzi

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Erick Mombaerts (FRA)

Referee

Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Ekström (SWE), Henrik Bogdan (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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