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Tops / Flops France-South Africa: Gignac as boss, Savanier "Zidane" of the Blues, Michelin undermined


Gignac, author of a hat-trick, Savanier saves his family, Michelin has lived another nightmare ... Find our tops and our flops after the last victory of the Blues against South Africa this Sunday at the Olympics.


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André-Pierre Gignac, captain and triple scorer

Captain of the France team, he was the one who sounded the revenge when South Africa opened the scoring.

Leader of the attack, but above all leader of a French team quickly lost in the first half, he allows France to equalize a first, a second and a third time.

Left foot, header or penalty.

The Tigers striker pulled out his claws and showed alone carried a France team which seemed promised an elimination.

The boss.

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Teji Savanier as a savior, the “Zidane” of the Blues

The French midfielder was one of the few to succeed in his first half, trying to systematically put the ball in the direction of the goal and create the game. Better accompanied by Enzo Le Fée in the second half, he finds colors and on occasion to combine with the middle of Lorient to project itself more.

With no less than four key passes during these 90 minutes, 14 successful deep passes on 17 and 93 touches of the ball.

This successful performance is concluded by THE goal which offers the victory to the French, on a sublime strike left foot at the entrance of the surface which comes to rush into the small South African net.

Gignac had warned, there is Zidane in him.


Paul Bernardoni, heroic then tragic

The French goalkeeper initially heroic in the first half, could have been responsible for the failure of the Blues without this wonder of Savanier at the end of the match.

On the first South African goal, the Angers goalkeeper was out too early and too far from his goals, then watching the ball spinning at the bottom of his empty cage.

The second goal is just as attributable to him, since he does not cover his angle against Makgopa at the near post.

He captures the South African's strike for the first time but in two stages, then putting it back in his cages.

On the last goal he was unable to do anything, contenting himself to get the ball in the back of the net after Mokoena hit the top corner.

Clement Michelin roughed up once again

Having already spent a nightmarish match against Mexico, Clément Michelin once again experienced 90 very complicated minutes. Guilty on the first goal, having let Kodisang slip behind his back, he is just as guilty on a new offensive by the South African striker who will have decidedly hurt him during this match. Kodisang picks it up again, with a few dribbles to hand it over to Makgapo who will conclude. If he had yet been the author of a good season with Lens, the international level seems complicated the former Toulouse ...

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-07-25

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