Wales had a prom on a previous visit to France, but this trip was not that enjoyable. If facing world champions wasn't daunting enough, playing for more than an hour with men was always going to be a grueling workout. While Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé triumphed, Didier Deschamps managed to show off his embarrassment for wealth, but as strange as it may sound, Wales will point to many positive points.
If Griezmann's strike is to be a beauty and a consolation, Wales lost the last warm-up match before the historic Euro 885 campaign by the same score against Sweden. After all, Neco Williams' hard red card helped France activate cruise control in Nice.
The subsequent penalty was given exclusively to Karim Benzema to fill in the blanks on his return from international exile after 2,45 days in the wild, but Danny Ward took a right dive and extended the striker's miserable record by 84. help He missed the last three penalties for France. Another night, Benzema, who attacked a post, would leave the field with the match ball.
"It's hard enough to defend with men against them, never mind ” said Ward.
The penalty came as Benzema's attempt to intervene was thwarted after Paul Pogba denied Paul Pogba with a spectacular left-handed save. Referee Luis Godinho spent a few minutes watching the replay of the ball hitting Williams' arms, thinking it was deliberate handball, and handing Liverpool a lively red card up to that point. "If he needs this long to deliver, it can't be obvious," said Welsh winger Daniel James. “Even his players were saying 'don't send him'.”