15 June 2012
Javier Garcia / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Benzema was a key player in France's 2-0 victory over Ukraine, passing the ball to Menez in the first goal and serving an amazing assist to Cabaye in the second. France was much more offensive than Ukraine. The match was suspended for nearly an hour due to a heavy storm. The French gave a better performance than in their first game against England and will depend on themselves to reach the quarterfinals against Sweden.