the Konaté error that allowed Modric to open the scoring on penalty

Luka Modric released the score within 5 minutes of the penalty in the Ligue des nations matches in France and Croatia. It was Ibrahima Konaté who was found guilty of a foul on the surface.

Already cruel or lacking in confidence after their three winless matches in this League of Nations, the Bleus started in worse ways this Monday night against Croatia. L’équipe de France and concédé l’ouverture du score within 5 minutes of the penalty transformé by Luka Modric, which Mike Maignan expressed part of the bon côté.

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In the first corner of the match, after less than three minutes of play, Ibrahima Konaté pleaded guilty to a foul on Ante Budimir. As the ball reaches the first post, the French defender walks to the foot of the Croatian front center. The referee of the meeting does not hesitate for a second and indicates the point of the penalty, before watching the video validate his decision.

Konaté's fault on Budimir in France-Croatia
Konaté’s fault on Budimir in France-Croatia © Capture/TF1

The Bleus are unable to keep their cage inviolable during this international window

As he celebrated his second selection, Konaté, 23, put the Bleus in a bad posture at the start of this encounter. This conceded entry goal only confirms the defensive difficulties of Didier Deschamps’ homes.

Since the start of this international window, the Bleus have been unable to keep their cage inviolable in the four matches they have contested. France, on the other hand, has scored at least one goal in nine of its thirteen contested matches this season.

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