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France 3-0 Wales: World champions too good for Wales

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World champions France did justice to their favorites tag as they beat Wales 4-0 in a Euro 2020 warmup match. Neco Williams was sent off after being adjudged to have handled the ball from a Karim Benzema shot. The Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward saved the penalty by Benzema for the offense. Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring for France against Wales in the 35th minute while Griezmann doubled their advantage shortly after halftime.

Benzema was desperate to get on the scoresheet after six years out of the team, hit the post late on. Ousmane Dembele completed the rout in the 79th minute to put the game beyond doubt. Wales will take on Albania in their last warm-up game on Saturday. They are scheduled to play their opener in Baku on June 12 against Switzerland.


Player Ratings 

France: Lloris (7), Pavard (7), Varane (6), Kimpembe (7), Hernandez (7), Tolisso (7), Pogba (8), Rabiot (7), Griezmann (8), Mbappe (7), Benzema (7)
Subs: Kounde (6), Digne (6), Coman (6), Sissoko (6), Dembele (7), Ben Yedder (NA)

Wales: Ward (8), Roberts (7), Mepham (7), Rodon (6), Gunter (7), N Williams (5), Allen (6), Morrell (6), Bale (6), James (7), Wilson (6)
Subs: Moore (7), Levitt (6), Ramsey (6), Davies (6), Brooks (5), Colwill (NA)

Man of the match: Danny Ward


Managers Reaction

Welsh Manager Rob Page :

“[The red is] very harsh. We’ve looked back at half-time, and the fourth official apologized to me at the start of the second half, which probably makes it worse!” he said “It’s impossible for [Williams] to do anything. I thought we started OK, created a couple of chances. We had to make a tweak to the formation before we started having seen their line-up; they played a diamond so Neco’s positions changed slightly.”

“We still created chances when we were down to 10 men. Disappointing, but a lot of positives to take,” he added. “This [the red] might happen in the competition, so we have to deal with it. But there were some big performances from individuals, and we were a constant threat. Playing France with 11 is a difficult task; 10 is even harder.”

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