France vs Ukraine Euro 2012 results disappointed Ukraine soccer fans so must that they started jeering their home team. They were not able to imbibe the 2-0 defeat of Ukraine at the hands of France
France was able to overcome not just host Ukraine, but even rain and lightening in its quest to bag a seat in highly contested Euro 2012. It was a match that was filled with action. But hosts had to face not just a very capable opponent, but also a hostile home side crowd that started jeering when their team was unable to convert their attacks in goals and went down fighting.
Ukraine despite coming up with a spirited performance were no match for a team like France that had come with great determination not just to win this match, but also to advance to the quarterfinals.
A disappointed reader while talking about the game says, “Ukraine played a decent game. It is upsetting, of course, that their defence fell apart at the 50 to 60 minute mark allowing France to score…Piatov did well in net. Sadly, he was overwhelmed, and despite some excellent saves couldn’t keep them all out. And though Ukraine made some good shots on net that had the French goalie beat, they were all wide the mark…With England defeating Sweden, Ukraine now must win against England to continue (had Sweden won, Ukraine could have advanced with a tie against England)”.
Meanwhile Menez and Cabaye proved more than a handful for France and helped win the game for their team that seemed superior in all aspects of the game yesterday. Both, Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye, came up with impressive goals to help France beat Ukraine.
But besides on the field contest, the match faced natural obstacles as well. For close to an hour, the game was suspended as torrential rains hit the ground.
But initially the game seemed to hang in balance as the first half went goalless. Menez was the first to score the goal in the second half of the game. His striking power was on full display when he sort of converted an improbable shot into goal. The second goal was hit by Cabaye who with Karim Benzema’s help added to Ukraine’s agony.
Ukraine’s coach Oleg Blokhi who was disappointed with the home crowd that started jeering the team after it went down 2-0 said, “”I didn’t like the fans’ behaviour. In the first half, they supported us and in the second they whistled at us…Yes, we lost, but weren’t the lads fighting and battling?”