Zut Alors! France Lose To Ukraine As Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny Has Night To Forget (Highlights)

Alan Duffy

16th, November 2013


By Alan Duffy

Ukraine France Wcup Soccer

Les Bleus may well need another helping  ‘hand of Thierry’  if they are to dig themselves out of a very sticky situation. Didier Deschamps’ men were beaten 2-0 in Ukraine on Friday night, with the goals coming courtesy of Roman Zozulia,just after the hour-mark and then Andriy Yarmolenko, with a spot-kick.

France once against struggled to threaten their opponent’s goal throughout the night while Laurent Kocielny had a nightmare evening. The Arsenal man gave away the penalty for Ukraine’s second-goal after some poor defending before seeing red (along with Oleksandr Kucher) after raising his hands to Kucher late on.

France has been poor throughout the qualifiying campaign, with a dodgy defence and impotent frontline continually a problem. Now they have it all to do in Paris. And as for Koscielny, the defender’s penchant for picking up red cards and indeed, giving away penalties, is something he really needs to cut out of his game.

Highlights: FootyTube

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  1. Gibbs says:

    Well, at least he’s gotten it out of his system for a while and hopefully he returns to Arsenal fresh (because his suspension gives him a week off) and error-free for a while.

  2. KingB3113 says:

    And to think some Gunners fans were beginning to claim he was one of the best defenders in the Premier League. Crazy

  3. afcnor says:

    BOSSielny! That will keep him fresh for Southampton :D Best defender in the premier league in 35 of 38 matches!

  4. Messi Balls says:

    I’m a Gooner and I can tell you I am not on the Koscielny band wagon. He’s not good enough and never will be. Just like Mertesacker.

    Prone to mistakes and loves to tackle wildly in the box!

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