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  • Albania 1-2 France: Benzema great-finish

    Striker Karim Benzema performed brilliantly by contributing a goal and assist a decisive victory over hosts France 2-1 Albania in Euro 2012 qualifying match in Qemal Stafa Stadium on Friday (08/02/2011).

    With this result the French firm at the top of Group D with 16 points. Tim "Rooster" winning three points over Bosnia and Herzegovina which are under it.

    Benzema goal occurred in the 17th minute. Goals came from bait midfielder Franck Ribery, Benzema who continued with a hard kick into the goal keeper Samir Ujkani.

    Seven minutes later, the visitors again increased his lead. Moving from midfield, midfielder Yann M'Vila send feedback to Benzema who operate on the wing. Mainstay of Real Madrid attacker was later re-release the ball into the penalty box and immediately cut into the opposing goal M'Vila. Score to 2-0 for "Les Bleus".

    Albania had just started to find his rhythm on the 30th minute. Two of the threat they provide through shots Ansi Angolli and Ervin Skela. However, nothing worked goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

    Hosts finally broken the deadlock in the 46th minute. Although confronted by two French central defender, the attacker Albania Erjon Bogdani still able to release a hard shot through both at once tore the nets "Les Bleus".

    Goal is to make the spirit of the Albanian players burn again. Attack after attack continues to be built. Combination Armend Dallku and Ansi Angolli really makes the heart pounding French supporters in the 58th minute.

    In just a matter of seconds, they kick off a barrage against the French. Unfortunately for the host, Lloris appear neat and dismissed all of these opportunities. Until the fight ended, France successfully defend their 2-1 lead.

    Team Lineup:

    Albania: Ujkani; Dallku, Cana, Teli, Vangjeli; Curri (Altin Lala 24), Agolli, Bulku (Elis Bakaj 69), Skela (Jahmir Hyka 46), Sahili; Bogdani

    France: Lloris; Reveillere, Abidal, Kaboul, Evra; Diarra, M'Vila; Ribery, Nasri, Malouda (Marvin Martin 81); Benzema


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