Sankhare late show lifts France

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 2.45CET
France 1-0 Slovenia
Younousse Sankhare struck deep into added time to give Les Bleuets a narrow victory and move them level with Ukraine at the top of Group 8.
Sankhare late show lifts France
France struck late to earn victory ©Domenic Aquilina

Match statistics

FranceSlovenia

Goals scored1
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts7
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
21

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Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 2.45CET

Sankhare late show lifts France

France 1-0 Slovenia
Younousse Sankhare struck deep into added time to give Les Bleuets a narrow victory and move them level with Ukraine at the top of Group 8.

Younousse Sankhare struck deep into added time to give France a narrow victory over Slovenia and move Les Bleuets level with Ukraine at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.

Late winner
On a tense evening in Reims for the hosts, they had goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa to thank that they did not fall behind when he turned away Boris Mijatovič's shot on 41 minutes. The lively Jires Ekoko looked the biggest threat for France, but it was the visitors who most often looked like scoring. Kevin Kampl burst into the box nine minutes from time, leaving the French defence trailing in his wake, before shooting narrowly wide. Substitute Rajko Rep also went close, hitting a post with a free-kick in the final minute. Just as it looked like France would be grateful for a point they took all three – Sankhare heading in Ekoko's corner three minutes into added time. France's next match in the section is against third-placed Belgium next August, with Slovenia meeting the same side the following month.

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Last updated: 17/11/09 22.29CET

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Lineup

France

France

Slovenia

Slovenia

1Kevin Olimpa (GK)1Nejc Vidmar (GK)
2Sébastien Corchia2Aljaž Struna
3Samuel Souprayen4Nikola Tolimir (C)
Yellow Card24'
4Etienne Capoue5Jovan Vidovič
5Mamadou Sakho (C)9Tim Matavž
6Yann M'Vila
Yellow Card90'
10Kevin Kampl
7Jires Ekoko11Leon Črnčič
Substitution74'
8Steven N'Zonzi
Substitution55'
14Alen Vučkič
9Anthony Modeste15Boris Mijatovič
10Franck Tabanou
Yellow Card25'
Substitution75'
16Armin Bačinovič
Substitution85'
11Gabriel Obertan
Substitution72'
17Danijel Marčeta
Yellow Card62'
Substitution90+3'

Substitutes

16Yohann Thuram-Ulien (GK)12Jan Oblak (GK)
12Garry Bocaly3Dalibor Stojanovič
13Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa6Gregor Balažic
14Younousse Sankharé
Substitution55'
Yellow Card89'
Goal90+3'
7Enes Rujovič
Substitution90+3'
15Karim Aït-Fana8Rajko Rep
Substitution85'
17Steeven Langil
Substitution72'
13Aleš Majer
18Bakary Sako
Substitution75'
18Vito Plut
Substitution74'

Coach

Eric Mombaerts (FRA) Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Dvir Shimon (ISR), Ezra Bason (ISR)

Fourth official

Eli Hacmon (ISR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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