Ecuador 0 France 0: Player ratings as Southampton star impresses

Ecuador 0 France 0: Player ratings as les Bleus finish as Group E winners

By Will Turner
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France
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Ecuador

Alexander Dominguez (Man of the Match) Kept his side in the game on numerous occasions with some fine saves. 8/10

Jorge Guagua Played an important part in a hard-fought defensive performance. 6

Frickson Erazo Led by example at the back with a number of acrobatic clearances and read the game well throughout. 7

Juan Carlos Paredes Did his best to push his side up the pitch and defended well when called on. 6

Walter Ayovi Dealt with France’s advances down his wing well throughout. 6

Jefferson Montero Worked hard but was forced to do most of his running in defensive areas. 6

Cristhian Noboa A mixed bag from the midfielder who missed a golden chance for his side before keeping them in the game with a stunning block. 6

Oswaldo Minda Won the ball on occasion for his side but lost the midfield battle against Pogba and Schneiderlin. 5

Antonio Valencia After a very quiet first half the captain played his part in the defining moment of the game, seeing red for a rash challenge after the break leaving his side in the lurch. 3

Michael Arroyo Totally wasted a rare set-piece in the second half in an attacking area for Ecuador. 5

Enner Valencia Proved a handful for the French centre-half pairing and worked hard to offer an outlet for his side. 7

Substitutes

Alex Ibarra Quick, lively good shot. N/A

Gabriel Achilier N/A

Felipe Caicedo N/A

France

Hugo Lloris Had a relatively quiet evening but responded when he was needed late on to thwart Ibarra. 6

Bacary Sagna Got forward well and provided a perfect cross which Griezmann should have converted. 6

Mamadou Sakho Battled well against Enner Valencia and put in a faultless performance before being substituted in the second half. 6

Laurent Koscielny His first start at the World Cup and showed that France have great depth in the centre of defence. 6

Lucas Digne Had a lot of joy up left-hand side and got to byline regularly but retreated as the game progressed. 6

Paul Pogba A disappointing performance. Missed the best chance of the game and his mistake almost lead to Ecuador taking the lead in the second half. 5

Blaise Matuidi Had a couple of pop shots but made little impact on the game. 6

Morgan Schneiderlin A faultless and disciplined performance on his first start for his country. 7

Karim Benzema Certainly his quietest game of the tournament so far, had little of the ball and missed two decent chances. 5

Antoine Griezmann Struggled to find the key to unlock the stubborn Ecuador defence. Forced a fine save from Dominguez. 6

Substitutes

Raphael Varane Replaced Sakho and continued the solid work of his team mate. 6

Olivier Giroud Planted a free ehader straight at the goalkeeper. 5

Loic Remy N/A

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