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6 vs 0
Played
October 12, 2013 3:00 AM MYT
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias‎
Attendance:‬ 30000‎
 
8′ (PG) Franck Ribéry
 
 
 
29′ Yohan Cabaye
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: France 6-0 Australia

Goal rates the players on show at the Parc des Princes as Didier Deschamps' men strolled to a huge win over the struggling Socceroos

By Mohammed Ali

  • Hugo Lloris
    2
    1
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Literally had nothing to do, aside from taking a couple of goal kicks here and there.

  • Éric Abidal
    3
    1
    2.50

    Éric Abidal

    The veteran defender struggled in the initial stages and looked rather uncomfortable at the back. Replaced by Sakho.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    2
    2
    3.50

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Powerful presence on the right-hand side, and the Newcastle full-back capped off a superb evening with his second international goal, a fantastic strike just inside the area.

  • Patrice Evra
    3
    1
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    The Man Utd left-back was a constant threat on the flanks, linking up constantly with the attackers, and stifling Australia's creativity on the wing.

  • Raphaël Varane
    6
    1
    3.50

    Raphaël Varane

    Varane's international star continues to rise, after imposing himself at the back. Kept the likes of Kruse and McKay at bay with a couple of great blocks, as well as providing a good aerial presence at the other end.

  • Franck Ribéry
    11
    4
    3.50

    Franck Ribéry

    Heavily tipped for the Ballon d'Or, Ribery did himself no harm with a stunning performance tonight. A truly impressive hour saw him pick up a goal and three assists, before being replaced by Valbuena.

  • Paul Pogba
    2
    1
    3.00

    Paul Pogba

    The Juventus midfielder was a calm and effective presence in midfield, managing his duties well. Particularly effective in and around the box too.

  • Samir Nasri
    5
    0
    3.00

    Samir Nasri

    Nasri was on form in the first half, devastating the Australian defence with some neat passing and very effective footwork. Saw a good shot denied by Langerak, but tailed off in the second half.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    3
    0
    3.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Creative in the middle of the park, Cabaye was outstanding, picking up the ball and locating Ribery and Nasri superbly on every occasion. Took a well-worked goal superbly too.

  • Loïc Remy
    0
    2
    2.50

    Loïc Remy

    Despite all those around him excelling, Remy failed to match their achievements, despite some good moments. Profligacy marred his evening, after being set up various times.

  • Olivier Giroud
    20
    0
    4.00

    Olivier Giroud Top of the Match

    On form for Arsenal, and on form for France it seems, Giroud sparked from the off, and produced two fine goals - the first of which was a stunning finish which embarrassed Langerak. Could have, and should have had a hat-trick.

Substitutions

  • Gael Clichy
    0
    2
    2.50

    Gael Clichy

    Replaced Evra, but couldn't replicate the Man Utd full-back's performance this evening.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    6
    0
    3.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Replaced the average Abidal and managed to continue Australia's frustration in front of goal.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    1
    1
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Came off the bench to good impact, and asserted himself in the middle at a time when Australia began to threaten.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    0
    1
    2.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    Came on for Cabaye with eight minutes to go.

  • Mathieu Valbuena
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mathieu Valbuena

    Replaced the outstanding Ribery, and took off from where his former Marseille team-mate left off. Created several chances, linking superbly with Benzema.

  • Karim Benzema
    5
    4
    3.00

    Karim Benzema

    1,222 minutes later, and Karim Benzema has finally bagged himself a goal for the national team. A good performance off the bench, and he could've had more!

  • Mitchell Langerak
    3
    6
    1.50

    Mitchell Langerak

    Woeful in goal, and beaten by a couple of fantastic efforts from the likes of Giroud and Debuchy. A few good saves in the second half, but really, was not up to scratch.

  • David Carney
    2
    2
    1.50

    David Carney

    The full-back was disappointingly poor tonight, losing possession and being played out of position.

  • Lucas Edward Neill
    1
    5
    2.00

    Lucas Edward Neill

    Despite conceding six goals, Neill was marginally better than the rest of his side bar Williams and Cahill, providing defensive steel to limit France from scoring even more.

  • Luke Wilkshire
    2
    5
    1.50

    Luke Wilkshire Flop of the Match

    Like Carney, was absolutely woeful on the flanks, with Ribery and Nasri in devastating form out wide. Replaced by Leckie in the second half.

  • Rhys Williams
    3
    3
    2.50

    Rhys Williams

    The Middlesbrough defender was probably the only defender that wasn't completely overawed by a rampant French attack, managing the back four well with Neill.

  • James Holland
    2
    1
    2.00

    James Holland

    Was given the run around by a powerful and effective French midfield and was rather ineffectual for Australia.

  • Mark Bresciano
    2
    2
    2.00

    Mark Bresciano

    Struggled on the wings and didn't really drop back and help out defensively as anticipated. Only saw brief moments going forward.

  • Mile Jedinak
    1
    5
    2.50

    Mile Jedinak

    The Socceroos midfielder fared poorly in a rampant first half, being forced to defend solely as France racked up the score, but as Australia stabilised, his influence grew.

  • Matt McKay
    2
    1
    2.00

    Matt McKay

    Like Bresciano, was a rather ineffectual presence on the wing, given France's superiority there. Nevertheless, provided a couple of decent deliveries and movement on the right.

  • Robbie Kruse
    2
    3
    1.50

    Robbie Kruse

    The Australia forward decidedly struggled completely up front. Rarely given service, and failed to even register a shot, let alone one on target.

  • Tim Cahill
    1
    2
    2.50

    Tim Cahill

    The former Everton star wasn't really afforded the space and service to assert his influence on the pitch, though his team-mates weren't on the same wavelength as he was. Substituted for Jason Kennedy.

Substitutions

  • Jason Alan Davidson
    3
    0
    2.50

    Jason Alan Davidson

    Came on at half-time, and fared a bit better, showing some decent touches.

  • Mathew Leckie
    2
    1
    2.00

    Mathew Leckie

    Came on for Wilkshire with 20 minutes to go, but didn't make an impact.

  • Nikita Rukavytsya
    2
    1
    2.50

    Nikita Rukavytsya

    Fared a bit better than Kruse after coming on at half-time, as Australia began to absorb the French pressure and attack at the other end.

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