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Kazakhstan succumb to France onslaught

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 19.22CET
Kazakhstan 1-5 France
Layvin Kurzawa and Yaya Sanogo scored their first Group 10 goals as Pierre Mankowski's side shone in Astana.
by Dmitri Sharov
from Astana Arena
Kazakhstan succumb to France onslaught
Layvin Kurzawa struck twice in Kazakhstan ©Philippe Le Brech
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 19.22CET

Kazakhstan succumb to France onslaught

Kazakhstan 1-5 France
Layvin Kurzawa and Yaya Sanogo scored their first Group 10 goals as Pierre Mankowski's side shone in Astana.

France confirmed their place at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 10 as Layvin Kurzawa and Yaya Sanogo struck two each in Kazakhstan.

Ilya Kalinin passed up an early chance for Kazakhstan, and Toktar Zhangylyshbay missed his cue with only the goalkeeper to beat not long afterwards, but France took command after a swift counterattack set up Morgan Sanson to score their 17th-minute opener. AS Monaco FC left-back Kurzawa then fired France's second from distance only for Kazakhstan to respond, Roman Murtazayev finishing on the break following Kalinin's splendid cross-field ball.

Kurzawa profited following Florian Thauvin's corner to make it 3-1 by the interval, and the Olympique de Marseille man produced a more impressive assist on 50 minutes to pick out Sanogo for his first of the day. Arsenal FC striker Sanogo then took on the Kazakhstan defence – and goalkeeper Stas Pokatilov – before making it 5-1 just three minutes later.

The result means France will finish top of their section, though results yesterday had ensured that they would feature in the play-off draw on Friday 12 September at 14.00CET regardless of their final Group 10 results.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.30CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011579/postmatch/report/index.html#kazakhs+succumb+france

Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

France

France

1
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
16
AréolaAlphonse Aréola (GK)
3
RudoselskiyTimur Rudoselskiy
2
FoulquierDimitri Foulquier
6
ShaikhovBerik Shaikhov
3
KurzawaLayvin Kurzawa
Goal31
Goal42
10
ZhukovGeorgi Zhukov
4
ZoumaKurt Zouma (C)
11
KalininIlya Kalinin
Substitution46
5
LaporteAymeric Laporte
12
PikalkinIgor Pikalkin
8
N. MendyNampalys Mendy
14
MurtazayevRoman Murtazayev
Goal36
Substitution78
9
SanogoYaya Sanogo
Goal50
Goal53
Substitution61
15
BeysebekovAbzal Beysebekov
Substitution86
10
SansonMorgan Sanson
Goal17
16
AslanRafkat Aslan
14
ThauvinFlorian Thauvin
Substitution68
21
ZhangylyshbayToktar Zhangylyshbay
19
KondogbiaGeoffrey Kondogbia
23
KuatIslambek Kuat (C)
21
ComanKingsley Coman
Substitution81

Substitutes

18
PavlovStanislav Pavlov (GK)
1
BoucherZacharie Boucher (GK)
7
LiVitaliy Li
6
TolissoCorentin Tolisso
Substitution81
8
UlshinAleksandr Ulshin
Substitution86
7
NtepPaul-Georges Ntep
Substitution68
9
SuleyAlisher Suley
11
MartialAnthony Martial
Substitution61
13
SariyevRauan Sariyev
Substitution78
17
VeretoutJordan Veretout
17
AimbetovAbat Aimbetov
Substitution46
20
RoseLindsay Rose
20
LevinEvgeni Levin
22
LandreLoïck Landre

Coach

Saulius Širmelis (LTU) Pierre Mankowski (FRA)

Referee

Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Berettyán (HUN), László Viszokai (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Farkas (HUN)

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